The French publisher Ubisoft has published so the platform statistics in the wake of its latest financial results. These show CLEARLY did the dominant platform is the PlayStation 4, Sony console CAN CLEARLY reference the places Especially the Xbox One. Surprisingly strong but presents the PC.
Only a Publisher among many is Ubisoft, the French company is one of the greats of the business but. Therefore can not be considered quite how representative the figures now published by Ubisoft (via Ars Technica) something, but of course in the strict sense of the term.
PS4 and Xbox one lose, win PC
Because in the period between April and June of this year Ubisoft has sold 27 percent of his games for the PlayStation 4, under the “current Gen” platforms is at the top of the Sony console. Microsoft’s Xbox one comes to eleven per cent. Compared to the same period of last year, both consoles but lost share, for 2014 the PS4 amounted to 36 per cent, the Xbox one came to 17 percent.
Clearly, the winner of the current classification is the PC: Ubisoft sold nearly every fourth game (23 percent) for this platform, a year ago, it was 14 percent. The old consoles PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 each came up with 11 percent, Wii and Wii U on three percent. The latter wonder barely, because like many other Publisher Ubisoft not served the current Nintendo console.
North America becomes less important
Certainly the views of the regions served by Ubisoft is interesting: Europe is and remains the most important market for the French, last, 43 percent of all Ubisoft games were sold on the old continent, this value is virtually unchanged. North America, however, lost its importance and slipped from 44 percent to 37 percent. Bottom line the “rest of the world” was up for that, here was the Publisher from 12 to 20 percent improved.
The popularity of the PlayStation 4 is bolstering Sony’s long-term confidence for its flagship games console, after sales topped 30m units last month.
The PS4 has become the fastest-selling home console ever, exceeding the early performance of the PlayStation 2 which went on to sell more units than any other console over its 12-year life.
Andrew House, president and global chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment, said this weekend that he expected the PS4 to match or outpace the PS2’s sales in its first three to five years.
“We’ve just seen the most successful Black Friday in the company’s history,” he said in an interview with the Financial Times. “We are now trying to benchmark against the success of the PlayStation 2 — or exceed it if possible.”
The company started counting November 23, so that’s 5.7 million for six weeks. Microsoft, Sony’s nearest competitor, hasn’t said how many Xbox Ones it sold. In fact, the company’s been mum on Xbox One sales for a very long time, relegating its pruned divulgences to dull generalities about exclusive software sales or the number of votes players cast on “Xbox Feedback.”
They’re harder figures to contrast, but Sony also reports it sold through 35 million copies of PlayStation 4 software, including retail and digital, and say annual memberships with its PlayStation Network were up by 60%.