Speaking during Ubisoft’s latest earnings call (18-7-2017), the CFO Alain Martinez commented that Rockstar’s RDR 2 new release target of 2018 could help Ubisoft’s own games perform better at retail.
“Clearly the fact that there is no Red Dead Redemption 2 is a positive for our fiscal year 2018,”. “This is something that we had taken into our financial assumptions. So the absence of that game is of course giving us a better window for the launch of some of our games.
As part of Ubisofts earnings report, the company said it expects fiscal Q2 sales to jump 34 percent, thanks in part to the launch of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, the third DLC season release for “For Honor” , and the new Hong Kong expansion for Rainbow Six Siege. Some analysts were wondering why Ubisoft was so confident that sales would increase year-over-year, and the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 is moving to 2018 is a part of that, it seems.
At the same time, Martinez stressed that it’s “too early” to say what kind of impact Red Dead Redemption 2’s delay could have on Ubisoft’s own bottom line. “Overall we think it’s too early to have a view and change anything,” he said. “we have more confidence but we think it’s too early to change our guidance.”
So with RDR 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, Shenmue III and many other huge gaming brands, all set to retail in roughly 12-18months time, 2018 is looking like a mammoth year for gamers. With some new Ubisoft releases hitting the shelves for the 2017 holiday season, are there any titles you gamehype fans are interested in? Perhaps Assassin’s Creed Origins, Just Dance 2018 (Me neither), or South Park the Fractured Truth?
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