Ubisoft’s certainly a successful company, and from time to time they like to remind people of that fact. Today is no exception, as evidenced by the press release detailing their “Third-Quarter 2012-2013 Sales”.
According to the release, sales for Ubisoft-produced products from October to December raked in a total €802 million (over $1.253 billion for Canadians, over $1.260 billion for Americans), which presents a 23% increase over the fourth quarter of 2011 (the result of which was an impressive €652 million).
It goes on to point out the positive factors, such as the sale of 4.5 million units for Far Cry 3, more than 12 million units for Assassin’s Creed 3, and the increasing success of downloadable products like Trials Evolution and Rayman Jungle Run. The release notes that there was an “anticipated decrease in the Casual segment” offset by the solid sales of Just Dance 4, delivering 8 million units to gamers.
Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, was very impressed by this past fiscal year, stating that it “[was] a real turning point for Ubisoft. 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.“
Quarter 1 of 2013 (or Q4 of 2012-2013, to Ubisoft) will see the release of the PC version of Trials Evolution via digital means, the open beta of free-to-play PC game Anno Online, and Might & Magic Clash of Heroes for iOS. Ubisoft is expecting the total sales to amount to between €159 million and €179 million.
More info will be available as the new quarter, and indeed the new year, progresses.