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Barkley said:
Chazore said:

uh no, it's not an excuse, it's a game that's exclusive to consoles and not on PC, the same way you're excusing the recent Ubisoft exclusive game, that's not on consoles.

It's not a magical one way street here. 

Look at the number of people buying Crash TR on PS4 over X1 and Switch. It's getting sales on there, compared to the 0 sales on PC.

I don't understand the point you're trying to make. What has this got to do with the figures given by Ubisoft for last quarter? Think-mans point was simple. PC was the highest platform because an exclusive pc game launched. That some console games don't launch on pc has no relevance.

My point exactly, I have no idea what Chazores point is. I don't care what Activisions sales are, if i were in a thread about Activisions sales, I'd assess the titles that were sold as console exclusives and mention them. 

I think everyone gets my point, well, almost everyone. 



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Barkley said:

I don't understand the point you're trying to make. What has this got to do with the figures given by Ubisoft for last quarter? Think-mans point was simple. PC was the highest platform because an exclusive pc game launched. That some console games don't launch on pc has no relevance.

The point I'm trying to make, is that consoles currently have a game, that's not being sold on PC, that's bolstering sales for those respective platforms, as well as the company that published it (Activision)

"What has this got to do with Ubisoft", well, what does a game being exclusive on PC have to do with Ubisoft, if we're just saying "oh, that's cus PC's got an exclusive, that it's bolstered sales!", which is why I pointed out how Crash TR, a game which is exclusive to consoles, and not being sold on PC, just like how Ubisoft is selling a game, that's exclusive to PC, that has helped bolster sales for them.

The fact that you're trying to say they aren't the same is disingenuous at best.

What was your point with your OG comment on PC vs console sales?.

think-man said:

Like seriously what are you even talking about, why are you even mentioning Crash?? That has nothing to do with these sales, why even bring it up to begin with? I'm in a thread talking about Ubisofts most recent sales, and you are talking about Crash? I've never excused anything, I literally entered the thread and said I'm not surprised because there are exclusive PC games, and no exclusive console games. This has nothing to do with Crash, that's all you buddy. 

I said as to why, and I've had to mention it again above. If you're just going to mouth it off as "cuz they have an exclusive!", then the same could be said in regards to Crash TR being console exclusive, which is bolstering sales for Activision.

The two of you are trying to block off any form of comparison, so that your prior points can remain standing, despite Bark's being a non point, because pointing out "oh, but it didn't go far by much" is nothing, it adds nothing and it is nothing.

Yes, an exclusive game has helped Ubisoft, but the way I've been seeing it, it's helped them and their client, thanks to them switching Anno from Steam to EGS, which you know not many like, so their client gets a nice boost in sales and user numbers. Meanwhile, Crash TR is nowhere to be found on PC, and I know fully well, that once it does release on PC, it's sales numbers will pale in comparison, to what's already been sold on consoles, so we could easily use this thread as a "oh hey, X game sold better on consoles than PC", and I'll be there, using your original line, to point out as to why that is. 

I got your point. I just thought the OG comment was snarky and the usual sort of thing someone says, in such a way while rolling their eyes. In short, it's a non answer, doesn't add anything to the discussion, and easily got my attention, for a thread that's meant to be about a positive outlook, but instead we've got your comment and bark's "meh, it's not by much" type of comment.

Last edited by Chazore - on 19 July 2019

                                       

The_Liquid_Laser said:

It's interesting to see PC as their most profitable platform this year.  Let's translate their %'s into euro amounts to see what is really going on.

Ubisoft net bookings (in millions of euros)

2018 % 2018 net 2019 % 2019 net
PS4 38% 145.0 31% 97.4
XB1 22% 83.9 18% 56.6
PC 24% 91.6 34% 106.8
NSW 5% 19.1 5% 15.7
Mobile 7% 26.7 7% 22.0
Old Consoles 1% 3.8 0% 0.0
Other 3% 11.4 5% 15.7
total 381.5 314.2

Looks like almost every category is down in net bookings except PC and Other.  Kind of makes sense when you realize that Sony/Microsoft consoles are getting old, and that is where most of their investment is.  However profits from PC gaming is definitely up for them.  I wonder if the Epic game store is helping them out?  I would think a major new platform like that would increase PC game sales across the board.

Very much doubt that, since Ubisoft has it's own store there and it's necessary for Ubisoft games.

On the other hand, Anno 1800 apparently had the best sales in the series history, so no small wonder it's numbers went up. Also, Rainbow Six: Siege is increasing it's player base, and probably most of them are on PC.