Ubisoft has unveiled its economic results for the first fiscal semester closed on September 30, 2021. Results marked by very sharp profits compared to the same semester of last year.
With a turnover of 751 million euros, the decline in sales of Ubisoft has at least the merit of being light, which pushes the direction to speak of superformation by leaving for the moment as side the cast iron. spectacular profits, which spend 22 million less than one million euros. The term superformation applies in any case to Assassin s Creed Valhalla, which is already the second largest game of Ubisoft s history in terms of profits generated and that less than 12 months after its release. Ubisoft does not say it, but we guess that the champion of the genus is Rainbow Six siege.
Results of Ubisoft
Period | Turnover | Operating profit | Net profit
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April 2020 – September 2020 | 757.0 million euros | 48.1 million euros | 22.1 million euros
April 2021 – September 2021 | 751.3 million euros | 25.9 million euros | 0.9 million euros
Beyond Assassin s Creed, Ubisoft highlights the health of its catalog by noting the contributions of for Honor, The Crew 2, Rainbow Six Siege and Watch Dogs: Legion. The Lyonnais of the Ivory Tower Studio are even entitled to dedicated congratulations. The Crew 2 deserves a special mention for the continuation of its strong dynamic, with commitment and income up 70% and 53% respectively over two years ago thanks to its unique positioning of Community car set Note Ubisoft, adding that more than 30 million players have joined the CREW franchise since its inception in 2014.
Regarding Far Cry 6, Ubisoft indicates that its startup is comparable with that of Assassin s Creed Odyssey. Which report ? None, but you can easily deduce that Far Cry 6 has started well as Far Cry 5, except for the player s game time that is up 25%.
With 17,000 employees to nourish, of which 1,200 recruited these last 12 months, Ubisoft is a giant whose financial situation remains in the red. As at September 30, 2021, the Group s own funds amounted to 1.2 billion euros while its net debt is 572 million euros. This indebtedness was only 434 million euros a year earlier.
The distribution of turnover by platform
For the period April-September 2021, Ubisoft realized the majority of its turnover on PlayStation (34%), in front of the PC (21%), the Xbox (19%), the mobile (11%), the switch (8%) and the rest (5%). Speaking of Switch, Ubisoft relies on it to bring Just Dance 2022, last born of a franchise that exceeded the 80 million sales.
Ubisoft notes that 80% of its investments are centered on the development of its premium offer with games like Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Mario + The Rabbits Cretin: Sparks of Hope and Skull & Bones Who will come out during the 2022-2023 exercise. In India, it continues to skate: Prince of Persia: the sables of time remake is still repulsed and will also leave somewhere between April 2022 and March 2023. The same goes for Rocksmith + as well as For the Free-To-Play The Heartland division, which may have decided to take all its time after the freezing welcome that the public has reserved Ghost Recon Frontline.
Speaking of Free-To-Play, Ubisoft denied the rumor that the project Assassin s Creed Infinity would be based on this business model. Ce will be a very innovative game but it will also have all the players know and love in other assassin s Creed games. It will be a huge game but with lots of items that already exist in the games we published in the Past, commented Yves Guillemot before adding that this project led by Ubisoft Québec ( Odyssey ) and Ubisoft Montreal ( Origins, Valhalla ) is still at a little advanced stage of its development.