Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed III Sells 12m, Far Cry 3 Over 4.5m
Written Thursday, February 07, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Ubisoft has published positive financial results for the third financial quarter of 2012, on the back of strong sales for both Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 3.
Assassin's Creed 3 has sold-in a whopping 12 million copies, 70 per cent more than Revelations did at the same point of its life cycle, while Far Cry 3 has sold-in over 4.5 million units.
Meanwhile, the ever-popular Just Dance series continued to perform strongly, as the fourth iteration of the game sold-in no less than 8 million copies. Not bad.
All this contributed to a 23 per cent year-on-year increase in Christmas quarter sales, reaching €802 million. Sales for the first nine months of the business year are also up 20.1 per cent, reaching €1,081 million.
"Fiscal 2012-13 is a real turning point for Ubisoft,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. “Our performance fully validates our long-term choices and the large-scale investments we have been undertaking for several years now, with a sharp ramp-up in games for core gamers and notably our strong comeback into the major segment of shooter games.
"We have also re-established Far Cry as one of the major pillars of our offering for core gamers, with Far Cry 3 the highest rated shooter of 2012 for Xbox 360 and winning the Gamespot People's Choice Game of the Year award. We now have greater visibility in terms of future revenue and profitability for this franchise.
"Thanks to these successes and the ongoing solid performance for Just Dance, Ubisoft's market share has topped 11% for the first time in both the United States and Europe."
Well done chaps. You forgot to mention Far Cry 3's X360A Game of the Year award though.