Ubisoft’s latest earnings report contains some information about their sales across this console generation, including the franchises and games that have done particularly well. Ubisoft has announced that 11 games across 6 franchises have sold over 10 million units after releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad posted a graphic to Twitter highlighting the company’s biggest sellers, and some of them might come as a surprise. The games that have sold 10 million units or more are:
- Assassin’s Creed Unity
- Assassin’s Creed Origins
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- The Division
- The Division 2
- Far Cry 4
- Far Cry 5
- Ghost Recon Wildlands
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Watch Dogs
- Watch Dogs 2
Six franchises and 11 titles have sold over 10 million units this console cycle.
Assassin’s Creed Unity, Origins and Odyssey
The Division 1 & 2
Far Cry 4 & 5
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Rainbow Six Siege
Watch Dogs 1 & 2
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— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) May 14, 2020
The Assassin’s Creed series has evidently done well, although it’s worth sparing a thought for the excellent Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, which did not hit the same sales milestone. Curiously, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag had shipped 10 million units back in 2014, yet does not appear. This could be because it was a cross-generational title, although by that logic Far Cry 4 and Watch Dogs should be disqualified, too. It’s possible that those games specifically sold 10 million only on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, though, and that a higher percentage of Black Flag’s sales were for other consoles.
It also seems that Far Cry Primal and Far Cry New Dawn have not reached the heights of the numbered entries in the series, while Ghost Recon Breakpoint had a disappointing launch and hasn’t hit this sales milestone.
A few of these games have perhaps done better than expected. Watch Dogs 2 struggled at launch, with some reports putting physical sales in its first week at 80 percent below those of its predecessor. Evidently, the game bounced back. The Division 2 has also sold better than its frequent enormous price cuts might lead you to believe–but then, it’s also likely that a lot of people have taken the plunge on it when it’s heavily discounted.
In any case, it’s fair to say that Ubisoft sold a lot of games this generation. The publisher has several games announced already for next-generation consoles, including Watch Dogs: Legion, Gods and Monsters, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Rainbow Six: Quarantine.