Splinter Cell: Conviction Shifts 1.9 Million Units and Driver: SF Slips Into 2011
Written Monday, July 12, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Ubisoft has published its quarter 1 2010-11 estimated sales figures, which state that Sam Fisher's latest outing managed to clear 1.9 million sales since its April launch, making for a strong year for the firm so far.
Sustained sales of Splinter Cell: Conviction, Assassin's Creed II, Avatar and casual titles like Wii mega-hit Just Dance have also combined to make for estimated sales for the quarter ending June 30th of €160 million, up 93 percent compared to the €83 million recorded for the first quarter 2009-10.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said, "Our sales performance this quarter reflects the success of several titles and attests to the quality of our game catalog. It's proof of Ubisoft's ability to make its mark in an ever demanding video games sector."
Highlights for the following quarter 2 are listed as HAWX 2 and RTS title RUSE, which are estimated to net Ubisoft €83 million, in line with last year. It's hoped that the full year will see Ubisoft return to "profitable growth and positive cash flow."
In other news, Driver: San Francisco has skidded from its previous launch date of November 2010 into 2011, in order to avoid "the competitive market at Christmas". Bah humbug!