We all knew people were loving Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and it seems to have been a heavy hitter for Ubisoft, as the company has reported Assassin's Creed Valhalla as "the biggest launch ever for the franchise".
As mentioned during Ubisoft's Q3 earnings call (thanks, Video Games Chronicle), the company boasted huge results for the quarter, far exceeding previous years in the same time lapse. It's said that $1.21 billion was recorded in sales by the company and Assassin's Creed Valhalla was a big part of that. While chief financial officer Frederick Duguet mentioned that Assassin's Creed III is still the biggest in terms of unit count with 12 million units sold, Valhalla is the biggest in value.
"On the Assassin’s Creed franchise in terms of unit count at the end of December, Assassin’s Creed III is still the biggest launch but in value, clearly, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the biggest launch ever for the franchise."
"It has benefitted from a much stronger level of engagement, of playtime, and will also benefit from a stronger and longer post-launch programme than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey."
CEO Yves Guillemot also stated that games such as Assassin's Creed Valhalla have helped "achieve the strongest quarter in Ubisoft’s history", adding that its "ability to execute at such a high level of quality demonstrates the power of [the] production model and the sustainability of [their] organization". Other titles in that period also included Watch Dogs: Legion, Immortals Fenyx Rising and Just Dance 2021 - all of which have helped to bolster the company's profits.
During the same call, Ubisoft also mentioned on how it could be changing its business model in the future, looking at introducing free-to-play titles alongside its roster of huge AAA games.
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