September 6, 2019 The Rainbow Six Siege player count now stands at 50 million.
The Rainbow Six Siege player count continues to grow, and long after the game’s launch back in 2015 it seems it’s more successful than ever. After reaching a total of 45 million players in February last year, Ubisoft has today revealed that the game has now reached 50 million players worldwide. That’s a pretty significant milestone.
Siege had its best month ever in terms of monthly active users in June 2018, and one of its best months for in-game spending. That info came courtesy of SuperData, though sadly we don’t have specific numbers the MAU count. Steam Charts showed a respectable but not unusual peak of 140k for the month, significantly behind the 176k Steam peak of 2018. That means the numbers for June are likely buoyed by consoles and Uplay, and Siege did have a free weekend that month, as well.
We do have one hard number for this update: $36.8 million. That’s how much in-game revenue Siege generated in June 2018, across all platforms. That’s up 9% from the same month last year, and represents the sixth most profitable month the game has ever had.
The developers announced that Siege had reached 45 million players back in February 2018. Ubisoft’s previous announcements included 20 million in August 2017, 30 million in April 2018, on through to 35 million at E3 and 40 million in October 2018. Now in September 2019, Siege now stands at 50 million players.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again…
We are here to stay.
Thank you for 50 Million players! pic.twitter.com/9IpTFlFARL
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) September 6, 2019
The game continues to have a healthy increase in player count – and if these numbers proceed to climb in much the same way as they have in the last year, Siege could hit 55 million players by mid-2020.
We also learned about Ubisoft’s PC sales thanks to the publisher’s financial report in July. The PC is now the company’s most profitable platform, and much of Ubi’s quarterly success is attributed to Rainbow Six Siege. More importantly, KFC has branded it the best game in the world, which we’re sure Ubisoft is more proud of.