Ubisoft reported on their earning for the fiscal year ending March 31st, and the company did rather well. They posted records for yearly revenue and profit, but the Assassin’s Creed series had a particularly good year thanks to the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The fiscal year for Ubisoft reached an all-time high of 141 million unique players, across both console and PC, up 20% from the previous year.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise saw “record performance” with the launch of Valhalla a month before the end of 2020. Total revenue for the Assassin’s Creed series was up by 50% when compared to the previous record back in 2012–2013.
Ubisoft also noted that Just Dance had “spectacular growth.” Meanwhile, Rainbow Six Siege saw “double-digit player acquisition growth.” Another franchise that did surprisingly well was The Division, which reached 40 million players during the fiscal year. Ubisoft is continuing to invest in The Division, with more content for The Division 2, a spinoff called The Division: Heartland, a mobile game, a new novel, and a movie.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising, which Ubisoft stated was a “player-favorite new IP,” and the game had “solid” ongoing sales. However, the company didn’t give any specific numbers about this title.
“Ubisoft delivered a record year at the top and bottom lines thanks to an underlying performance that was significantly stronger than expected,” Ubisoft CFO Frédérick Duguet said. “This reflects the progress achieved in the diversification and recurrence of our revenues.”
Ubisoft made €2.223 billion for the full year, up 39.4% compared to year before. Microtransactions for Ubisoft made the company a whopping €780 million, which is an 11% improvement year-over-year.
In other Ubisoft news, the company just announced another delay for the pirate game Skull & Bones, and gave a new release date.