With the first The Division game, Ubisoft managed to hit its niche as it offered (kind of) the same gameplay look found in titles like Destiny. When a sequel was announced, most assumed that The Division 2 sales would be a home run for the publisher, but it seems less than a year since its launch, Ubisoft isn’t happy where it is now.
Update: The Ubisoft conference call is now available in their archive, here is the official quote stated during the call.
Our latest two triple AAA released underperformed commercially versus our anticipation. Additionally, while The Division 2 was critically acclaimed, Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s critical reception was very disappointing and ended up significantly below our expectations. In the end, we did not fully deliver on both games’ potential.
They then discussed the drops in their net profit by lowering their expectations for both titles along with a number of delays.
As part of a press release announcing Ubisoft’s updated financial targets, the publisher confirmed that The Division 2 sales were a disappointment, stating, “A sharp downward revision in the revenues expected from Ghost Recon Breakpoint and, to a lesser extent, The Division 2.”
To further add fuel to the fire, French journalist Chloé Woitier tweeted a bunch of stuff from a Ubisoft press conference call regarding the publisher’s financials.
Conférence en cours : The Division 2 fait aussi partie des échecs commerciaux d'Ubisoft.
— Chloé Woitier ☕ (@W_Chloe) October 24, 2019
Here are translations of some of his tweets (via Reddit user Indy201):
Ongoing conference: The Division 2 is also part of Ubisoft’s commercial failures.
Even if this is the case, Ubisoft is still supporting the game hard, and we just got Episode 2 earlier this month, and there’s a slate of content set to appear in the game even up to 2020, so The Division 2 players are sure to play something new.
Are you surprised b this news or not really? What do you contribute to The Division 2’s low sales?