Ghost recon is having a big sale, one month after it’s release.
@ghostrecon_us is currently on sale for $27.99 at Best Buy, a full $32.99 off of its original price. The game, which released just on October 1st, 2019, is already having a big sale, but if it is still relatively new, why is it having such a big deal?. One possible answer is the game’s financial performance.
Earlier this year, when speaking about Ghost Recon, the president of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, stated,
“has been strongly rejected by a significant portion of the community.”
The sales did not perform as good as Ubisoft would have hoped it too. With the game having been rejected by the gaming community, underperforming sales and mediocre reviews have devoted the company financially. Recently, the company announced that they would delay Watchdogs: Legion until next year.
The company reported bad financial results for this year. In the first half of the 2018 fiscal quarter, the company reported income of 110.2 million Euros’. One year later, the company posted a profit of just 6.9 million euros. This 103 million Euro drop could be a significant red flag that the company is in deep financial trouble. Ghost Recon Breakpoint was supposed to help the company break out of this mess, but the game severely underperformed.
Ghost Recon has a metacritic.com of 55%; this is a critical factor in the companies future because if their games continue not to meet player expectations, it could be the end of business for the company. If this were to happen, they would have to stop making video games. However, if their future games can perform as expected and satisfy player expectations, they will have the resources to continue making great games.
Now the company faces the challenge of getting through this tough time. Hopefully, with the right management, we will be able to see many Ubisoft games in the future, including Watch Dogs Legion.