Ubisoft’s latest sales report (PDF) might seem like a cold splash of reality after all the conversation we’ve had these past few months about what games are “winning” on consoles.
From my perspective at least everyone was talking about Persona 5, Yakuza 0, Nioh, Nier Automata, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as if that’s all anyone was playing. Turns out, the top-selling game of 2017 so far is Ghost Recon Wildlands with For Honor right behind it. Two western blockbuster games mainly built on multiplayer and online communities towering over a bunch of lower-budget classic-style singleplayer games, mostly from Japanese developers. Who knew. Continue reading