Major ‘Watch Dogs’ Sales Numbers Drive Record Q1 Profits for Ubisoft

Ubisoft announced its first quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year, revealing that the company's growing digital games business is booming and that Watch Dogs was a major sales success. The company brought in $489.4 million in sales during the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2014.

During a conference call today with investors following the release of its Q1 results, Ubisoft confirmed that it has sold more than 8 million copies of Watch Dogs since its release at the end of May. Ubisoft previously announced it had sold more copies in the first 24 hours of sale than any game in the company's history, and today the company investors that it would continue to capitalize on the game's success by giving it a regular developmental cycle like its other big franchises like Far Cry and Assassin's Creed.

The company also said that it saw significant growth in digital sales, roughly $114.2 million during the quarter. The company also saw strong sales of free-to-play mobile games during the quarter like Rayman: Jungle Run and download-only premium titles like Trials Fusion and Child of Light.

Looking ahead, Ubisoft predicts a modest second quarter with a sales target of $115.6 million and a full year forecast of $1.9 billion USD for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Source: Gamasuttra

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