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Ubisoft Sees Most Sales On PC Now

PC gaming has become Ubisoft's main avenue for sales, according to the company's published financial statistics for the first quarter of the fiscal year.

The publishers reported having surpassed their targets for the period, thanks to its focus on "the PC opportunity" and its aim to have PC overtake consoles in terms of game purchases was exceedingly successful.

The likes of Rainbow Six Siege and Assassin's Creed Odyssey are said to be the main reason Ubisoft was able to smash its targets. The first quarter for the financial year for the French company runs from April to June, a period during which PC exclusive Anno 1800 was released, and the game also contributed massively.

Ubisoft had PC bookings go up 10 percent from a year ago, increasing to 34 percent. PlayStation 4 sales came in at second with 31 percent, while Xbox One was at 18 percent, mobile at seven percent, Nintendo Switch at five percent, and "others" at five percent.

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When it comes to digital bookings, it's by far the most popular, with 93 percent of purchases going the digital route. However, the fact that no major console has debuted in recent times should also be taken into consideration on that front.

The Division 2 continues to be Ubisoft's catch for this year and the company claims the looter shooter is the gaming industry's biggest seller worldwide.

It's also claiming that engagement has gone up across its games, although the number of monthly active users didn't increase significantly. So, while it isn't attracting many new players, gamers who are already there are staying put while it continues to spend time and money.

Ubisoft should see even more success as it relates to PC later in the year as its Uplay Plus subscription service is set to launch in September. The service, which was announced at E3 2019, will support more than 100 titles published by the company and will work similarly to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass and EA's Origin Access for PC/EA Access for console.

Uplay Plus is more expensive than the above-mentioned services, however. It will cost players $14.99, $10 more than EA's subscriptions and $5 more than the basic Xbox Game Pass.

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