Ubisoft Sees Strong Sales of AC3 and Far Cry 3

Ubisoft announced that it has shipped well over 12 million units of Assassin's Creed 3 and well over 4.5 million units of Far Cry 3. That number includes all platforms the games are available on – as well as digital sales of both games. Ubisoft's total sales for Assassin's Creed 3 have now passed the 12 million mark worldwide, while Far Cry 3 sales are up over 4.5 million units, the French publisher announced today in its third-quarter financial report.

The sales numbers include units shipped to retailers as well as copies sold digitally. Assassin's Creed 3 is available on PlayStation Network and in the Wii U eShop. Over 3.5 million copies of the game were sold during its launch week at the end of October, and in mid-December, Ubisoft announced sales of more than 7 million units worldwide. According to Ubisoft, Far Cry 3 has delivered a "much higher-than-expected" sales performance since its Dec. 4 launch.

The performance of these two games at retail and through digital distribution drove Ubisoft to sales of €802 million ($1.09 billion) for its third quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2012. Sales for Q3 were up 23 percent from the same period in 2011

Sales of digital products increased 143 percent to €55.2 million, helped by Trials Evolution on Xbox Live Arcade and Rayman Jungle Run on iOS. Revenue from casual games decreased. The company also revealed that it has shipped more than 8 million copies of Just Dance 4, representing a 6 percent decline compared to Just Dance 3.

Ubisoft revised its full-year expectations upwards slightly to sales of between €1.24 billion and €1.26 billion for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which ends March 31. The company's previous guidance was between €1.20 billion and €1.26 billion.

Source: Polygon

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