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