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PS4 Dominates Ubisoft's Sales Once Again; Xbox One, PC, and Switch Follow

Ubisoft announced its financial results for the fiscal year that recently ended, and as usual PS4 games are at the top of the publisher's sales.

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DeadSilence211d ago

Playstation dominates gaming market, Xbox is the worst performer across the globe.

More news at 11.

Abriael211d ago (Edited 211d ago )

Actually Xbox One is second, at least for Ubisoft game sales.

Kribwalker211d ago

lol, these guys eh 🙈. You are correct Abriael. Xbox one is 2nd in games sales. Half the consoles but greater then half the ps4 sales of games, which equals a better attach rate on the xbox one for ubisoft games 😉

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Obscure_Observer210d ago

@Kribwalker

"which equals a better attach rate on the xbox one for ubisoft games"

O.o True!

Christopher210d ago (Edited 210d ago )

The problem is their attach rate went down YOY. That's not a good sign. With Switch being added, you would think PS4 would have lost more YOY, but Microsoft did 4% less and Sony only 1% less with the 7% gain on Switch (and almost complete exit of last gen devices).

The Q4 comparison is even more of a loss of %.

Xx_Pistol_xX210d ago (Edited 210d ago )

@Obscure_Observer I'm sure Ubisoft cares more about the Xbox attach rate than the PS4 sales. Please stop it.

Alucard_420210d ago

no one will ever know for a fact which has better attach rate, you all know MS does not discloses actual numbers. PS4 actually had a 15% edge at 36% to MS 21%. unless we know for a fact how many XBOX were sold you're all acting like a bunch of trolls.

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DivineAssault 210d ago

I bet if it were a new Rayman platformer, xb would be dead last tho..

QuickdrawMcgraw210d ago

fangirl....is that suppose to be worse then a fanboy...like it's a bigger insult because you a girl...just wondering...

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IamTylerDurden1211d ago (Edited 211d ago )

Very impressive numbers by PS4. Clearly PS4 is moving consoles, 1st party games, and 3rd party games. PlayStation leads the console/regular gaming market as well as the VR HMD market. It's nice to see the restructuring several years ago actually benefit gamers. Sony is more focused on games than ever, and it shows.

Chevalier210d ago

@Krib and Obscure

Ubisoft don't give a crap about 'attach' rate. Its like how MS keeps their own stupid metrics like 'engagement'. All Ubisoft and companies care about is sales not stupid percentages that can be manipulated to look good. PS4 sells millions more games and more revenue is more important. If Ubisoft sold say 50 million games last year lets say for example the PS4 being +19% translates into another 9.5 million units more on PS4. Thats not something to scoff at. At say and average price of say $50 per game thats over half a billion dollars more for sales on PS4 side. You'd be an absolute idiot to think something like that kind of revenue is less important than 'attach'.

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crazyCoconuts211d ago

So look at the decrease in sales % for Xbox games this last quarter compared to the same quarter last year. Naturally percent of the total goes down due to Switch software entering the picture, but Xbox's share got hit way more than PS4s. MAYBE sales are still increasing but not at the same rate as other platforms. Another year of this and PC will overtake Xbox as #2...

ocelot07211d ago

Agreed PC gaming is more appealing than ever now. Sure at the moment RAM prices are high and GPU prices are coming down again. I think once the RAM prices ramp up more people will move to PC gaming.

Not only do you get the best version of 3rd party games most of the time. You also get access to 20+ years of PC games. As well as PC exclusives, old console emulation, no fees to pay for online, cheaper games and access to Microsoft games so you don't need to invest in a Xbox One since you will have a PC that can access them.

The money you save on PC games and online access fees. It will payback the high entry point into PC gaming pretty quickly. The more money you save the more money you will have to buy a PS4 or a Switch or both for exclusives games.

TekoIie211d ago

To be honest Unisoft is the real reason their sales aren't better on PC. Anyone who has bought a game through Uplay knows just how terrible it is compared to Steam or Origin but you're forced to use it.

I remember on numerous occasions buying games and not being able to play them for days because Uplay just wouldn't work.

Until they put more work into the platform it's not going to change.

crazyCoconuts211d ago

I agree with the attractiveness of PC, especially with the way Xbox went with exclusives. I sold my X1 and got a 1080 card last year and have been super happy. But it's definitely not for the technology illiterate (like my kids) that are used to turning on their tablets / phones and expecting them to just work. It takes some elbow grease and I just don't see the upcoming generation wanting to bother with it. My money is on PCb gaming decreasing over time, but I could be wrong

kevnb211d ago (Edited 211d ago )

n4g isn't really a pc gaming crowd so you will get disagrees, but pc gaming is bigger than any console platform by far. Consoles for the most part only have games catered towards specific demographics, pc caters to everyone in the world. Now when it comes to the specific type of games you find on console, its usually ps4 first, pc second and then xbox/nintendo.

FinalFantasyFanatic210d ago

Ram prices might go down if the accusations of price fixing are true and win out.

MrVux000210d ago (Edited 210d ago )

"Agreed PC gaming is more appealing than ever now. Sure at the moment RAM prices are high and GPU prices are coming down again. I think once the RAM prices ramp up more people will move to PC gaming. "

Not disagreeing with the whole notion of PC gaming being more appealing that isn't really news since the PC has been objectively better in pricing and price per performance part since 2009. But alas, judging from the sales of HW so are consoles( getting even more appeal).

"Not only do you get the best version of 3rd party games most of the time. You also get access to 20+ years of PC games. "

Kind of a moot point, considering most people that game on console do know PC offers objectively more graphical options but to them subjectively the difference between the two (PC and consoles) are not big at all to justify the purchase or upgrade.And console folk also have access to game from last 20+ years, either via remasters, services like PS NOW or Xbox B/C, or even by their old consoles.

"As well as PC exclusives, old console emulation, no fees to pay for online, cheaper games and access to Microsoft games so you don't need to invest in a Xbox One since you will have a PC that can access them. "

That really depends, do you really want to play current XboxOne exclusives? And surprisingly digital sales on consoles are holding up with the likes of steam and gog really well (without mentioning second hand market prices....also to the yanks no, Amazon,Ebay and Gamestop are not the only ways to access second hand market).
*The only thing we can all agree here is that despite the "free" games people get monthly online fee is still a cash grab that should not be supported.*

PC exclusives that are truly good(and those are quite rare in last decade or so) are either already available on consoles or will get a release soon enough. Srsly PC has many things that it does better then its console counterparts, but exclusives (quality) is not one of them. And this comes from someone that praised Starcraft 2 and recent Total War games as masterful quality, but playing certain console exclusives they simply pale in comparison. And yes, PC has thousands more games, but id rather trade thousands of crappy indie games and MOBA trash (with few exceptions ofc) for the current quantity of high quality exclusives on consoles.

"The money you save on PC games and online access fees. It will payback the high entry point into PC gaming pretty quickly."
That would depend solely on the users, how much did they invest in their PC and console. Do they like to play mutliplayer or not(do they pay for online fees), do they pay-smart (wait for sales or buy second hand) do they use game-share feature (both physical and digital) on consoles.... etc etc

@Kevnb "sn't really a pc gaming crowd so you will get disagrees"
Yes, because on any PC gaming site he would have gotten a completely unbiased approval? ;)
There is a fair share of console and PC gamers here, and i count myself among those, so you are generalizing bit too much on that part.

The reason the OP got disagrees is not cuz he was making false claims, its because he was only mentioning the ones that cater towards a certain platform while forgetting to mention the other ones that benefit the other side of things.

Consoles have also the content for every type of demographics, but not in such great quantity as PC does.

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kevnb211d ago

if you look at the entire industry world wide its really a battle between pc and mobile.

zsquaresoff211d ago

They would have sold a lot more units of assassins creed origins if they had the marketing deal with sony instead of Microsoft.

Masterchief_thegoat211d ago

Ps4 dominiate again.. but Ubisoft this gen are subpar

Relientk77211d ago

Nice to see the PS4 versions selling extremely well

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