In their latest earnings reports, which was released earlier this week, Ubisoft announced the overwhelming success of their latest Tom Clancy game The Division. With over 9.5 million active registered users, The Division’s active players are averaging three hours of game time a day. It also has the honor of breaking several records in Ubisoft and industry history.
However, despite the excitement and popularity of The Division, the game has been plagued with its fair share of negativity. Cheaters ran rampant until Ubisoft wielded the ban hammer and started to suspend and permanently ban suspected cheaters.
In a press release Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,said “We ended fiscal 2015-16 on a very positive note, having effectively executed our plan: the performances delivered by The Division and Far Cry Primal exceeded our expectations, we continued our major come-back in the multiplayer segment and we saw a significant increase in player engagement levels for our games.It currently has 9.5 million registered users, and active players are playing the game an average of three hours1 per day. These successes resulted in our digital segment outperforming our targets for the fiscal year and positively impacted our profitability.”
During this last fiscal year, they had three of the top five best-selling games for the first three months of 2016: Tom Clancy’s The Division, Far Cry Primal, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
The earnings reports show that Ubisoft made over €1,394 million this last fiscal year, down 4.8% from the previous fiscal year.
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