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Ubisoft Accounts for 3 of the Top 7 Best-Selling Games on Xbox Series X|S and PS5

Ubisoft Accounts for 3 of the Top 7 Best-Selling Games on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 February 2021 / 1,516 Views

Ubisoft in its conference call with investors said three of its games were in the top seven best-selling games on next-generation consoles - the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The three games were Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Immortals Fenyx Rising.

Ubisoft was the top third-party publisher in 2020 as more people are playing and spending more during the post pandemic lockdown. December was the biggest month ever for Ubisoft. The company had 40 million monthly active users in the 2020 holiday quarter. 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was the biggest launch in Assassin’s Creed franchise history and is the second best-selling game on the next-generation consoles. Daily average users were twice that of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in the same time frame. It also had the biggest Ubisoft launch in terms of digital and add-on spending. 

Ubisoft Accounted for 3 of the Top 7 Best-Selling Games on Xbox Series X|S and PS5

Watch Dogs: Legion was the fourth best-selling game on next-generation consoles, while Immortal Fenyx Rising came in seventh and is selling well on the Nintendo Switch. 

Rainbow Six Siege has surpassed 70 million players, which is up 15 million players over the last year.

Ubisoft Massive will continue to release new content for The Division in 2021 and 2022, while they continue to develop their new Star Wars game. Massive is a large studio that can work on both at the same time as they collaborate with other Ubisoft studios. 

The publisher plans to grow its free-to-play games development and plans to reveal some of them this year. It has a goal to reach more players on more platforms with its franchises and new IPs. It is working on a mobile title with Tencent. 

The mobile strategy for Ubisoft is to work on high-end games based on its franchises. It wants to release AAA games on mobile. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments
VAMatt (on 09 February 2021)

With those three games all releasing around the 9th gen launch, and having 9th gen optimized versions, it doesn't surprise me. There really aren't that many AAA, truly 9th gen games.

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vgchartz2020 (on 10 February 2021)

"Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was the second best-selling game on the next-generation consoles" so which is the first ? could it be black ops cold war?

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shikamaru317 vgchartz2020 (on 10 February 2021)

Definitely CoD. The two were battling back and forth for awhile but CoD won out in the end.

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jakemania (on 09 February 2021)

At this point, it feels like title could be Ubisoft Accounts for 3 of the 7 Games on Next Gen lol. I like my PS5, but there is definitely not much to play.

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shikamaru317 (on 09 February 2021)

Weird how they only mention The Division and the newly announced Star Wars game on the Ubisoft Massive portion of the call, no mention of the Avatar game Ubisoft Massive announced almost 4 years ago which still doesn't have a gameplay trailer or demo. Maybe it got cancelled in favor of the Star Wars game? Or maybe they just don't want to talk about it yet because they want to release it alongside Avatar 2 for the marketing effect, and they're worried that Avatar 2 might get delayed again.

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