Ubisoft Xbox One Game Sales Half Those of PS4, Tied with PS3 and Xbox 360
Ubisoft has released their financial information for Q1 2015/2016, and things aren’t looking great for the Xbox One. In the breakdown of sales by platform area of the report there was some interesting info that shows how much Microsoft is struggling to get gamers onto the new generation of their console.
Looking at the numbers, the PS4 took first place with 27% of total Ubisoft sales. Second went to the PC, which has surged as of late to 23%. It’s third place that is where things get really weird. Tied for third are the PS3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, with 11%. Just for reference, that means the PS4 is more than double the Xbox One, and is selling more games than the Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined.
This represents a significant drop for the Xbox One, which was at 17% last year, tying it again with the PS3. For that quarter the Xbox 360 was at 14%, which means the Xbox One was outselling it at this time last year, but something caused it to drop.
This especially odd given the fact that Assassin’s Creed Unity didn’t launch on last-gen systems, leaving that to the spin-off title Assassin’s Creed Rogue. If fans wanted the latest entry in the series they had to buy it on a current-gen system, which should have bumped sales significantly. Most of those seem to have gone to the PS4 though, leaving the Xbox One in its current state.