Ubisoft: Ghost Recon Wildlands Remains The Industry’s Best Selling Game Since the Beginning of 2017
According to Ubisoft, Ghost Recon Wildlands remains 2017’s best-selling title worldwide.
That’s what the publisher stated in its most recent financial earnings report for first financial quarter of 2017-2018. According to Ubisoft, its entire portfolio contributed to an “ongoing excellent momentum”, but Wildlands still is the industry’s biggest hit since the beginning of 2017. Sales include both digital and physical purchases between January 2017 and June 2017 for PC and consoles in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia.
“Fueled by the digital segment – which saw a sharp increase in player recurring investment – as well as a strong showing from our back catalog, our sales for the first quarter of 2017-18 came in well ahead of our targets, up 45%, despite the fact that there were no major new releases during the period”, Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder and CEO stated. “At this year’s E3, our teams presented an outstanding line-up and I would like to thank them for their amazing work which has been recognized by the entire industry. Our games have generated enormous enthusiasm among the player community, which supports our expectations for the full year.”
“Thanks to our increasing ability to engage players over the long term, combined with our unique creative strengths, we are even more confident of achieving our targets for 2017-18 and 2018-19”, he added. “We expect both of these factors to continue being key drivers of value creation in the coming years.”
Back in April of this year, we reported on how Ghost Recon Wildlands became the best selling title in the US for the month of March, and experienced the best-ever Ghost Recon launch to date.
Ghost Recon Wildlands for released for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in March of this year. You can read our very own review of the game right here. The game’s second expansion, Fallen Ghosts, was released back in May of this year.