Ubisoft Have Extremely Strong Q3, With Assassin’s Creed III Shipping 12 Million Units

David Howard

David Howard

Editor-in-Chief

on February 7, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Ubisoft has released their sales figures for Q3 of the fiscal year (ending December 31, 2012) and it’s some impressive reading.

Assassin’s Creed III was a “record-breaker” shipping 12 million units – which is a 70% increase over Revelations, whilst Far Cry 3 also did exceedingly well shipping 4.5 million units – a figure considered to be much higher than expected. Just Dance 4 also managed to ship 8 million units (down 16% on Just Dance 3).

With regards to money, money, money, sales were at £684 million (€802 million) which is up 23% year-on-year. For the first nine months of the fiscal year, sales total £922 million (€1,081 million) which is also up 20% on last year.

Online sales jumped 143% to £47 million (€55.2 million) with DLC revenues increasing four-fold.

“Fiscal 2012-13 is a real turning point for Ubisoft,” stated 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.”

It’s a mightily impressive showing from Ubisoft and given the quality of both Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 3 they are deserving of the commercial success.