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Ubisoft Records Better Than Expected Holiday Quarter Sales
Ubisoft saw to better than expected sales in the third quarter of its 2014-2015 fiscal year, thanks to the “very good” sales of both Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue.
In addition to the two titles, Far Cry 4 and The Crew did the finishing touches and helped overall sales to go past the company’s original projections. According to the report, Ubisoft shipped 10 million units combined of both Assassin’s Creed titles.
In comparison, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag sold 10 million units on its own in 2013. Going further back, Assassin’s Creed III sold 12 million units during the same period in 2012.
Far Cry 4 shipped 7 million units, a million higher than Ubisoft’s expected 6 million figure. The Crew on the other hand only sold 2 million copies.
“We are now capitalizing on the investments we have made over the past several years to further develop our creative strengths, boost our marketing impact and extend our digital footprint. Our performance is all the more impressive given that it is wholly the result of Ubisoft’s teams,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.
As for Watch Dogs, which was released in May 2014 and had its Wii U version out in November, it shipped over 10 million units. The numbers make Watch Dogs the “biggest launch ever of a new IP” in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the second-best in the U.S..