Ubisoft has released a report on its sales and earning figures for 2012-13 fiscal year, and it seems like a lot of people enjoyed three of the publisher’s major franchises – Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Just Dance, as the company’s annual sales are up 18%.
The company’s full year sales total to an amount of €1,256 million, compared to 2011-12’s €1,061 million. These numbers were generated thanks to Assassin’s Creed III’s record-breaking sales (more than 12.5 million sell-in and digital units) and Far Cry 3’s (6 million sell-in and digital units).
Those were the core titles, but don’t forget the casual side, as Just Dance 4 confirmed its strength and status as one of the industry’s major franchises, with 8.5 million units sold. The Settlers Online also proved successful, adding more revenue to the overall sales.
Commenting on these results, Yves Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, stated:
“[...] the success of Far Cry 3 confirmed our strong comeback in the major segment of shooter games. We began fiscal 2012-13 with two major franchises: Assassin’s Creed and Just Dance. Twelve months later, we have substantially extended our reach by establishing Far Cry as another major franchise, building upon the great potential for our newest brand, Watch Dogs, and making our online/digital segment an increasingly significant part of our business.”
With upcoming games like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and the incredibly anticipated Watch Dogs, it seems like Ubisoft’s future is brighter than ever.
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