Ubisoft FY11 income sees "sharp upturn", titles in the millions
Posted: 13.05.2011 11:38 by Simon Priest Comments: 2
Publisher Ubisoft has now posted their entire fiscal year results for FY2011, and it's looking mighty fine. Total sales hit EUR 1,039m versus FY2010's EUR 871m.

Q4 sales landed higher than their guidance at EUR 178m, although that is down from last year's Q4. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has sold over 7.2m units.

The Q4 sales remained strong thanks to the continued love affair with Ubi's dance titles and the newly launched catalogue of Nintendo 3DS games. Gross profit reached €673.6 million outmatching last year's €512.8 million.

The Just Dance franchise has hit the 10 million sold milestone, and Michael Jackson: The Experience is hovering around the 3 million mark. Other IP figures include: Anno 5 million, Brothers in Arms 7 million, Driver 15 million, Far Cry 7 million, Prince of Persia 17 million, The Settlers 8 million, and Your Shape 2 million.

"Ubisoft saw a sharp upturn in revenue and current operating income in 2010-11 and strengthened its financial position,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.

“Ubisoft saw a sharp upturn in revenue and current operating income in 2010-11 and strengthened its financial position. The Casual segment returned to significant levels thanks to our leadership positions in the dance game segment, on Kinect and on 3DS."

"At the same time, we continued to make progress in the Online segment, doubling revenue and above all improving the management of our online communities, our service offering and their monetization."

"Lastly, in the High-Definition segment, we scored another success with Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. This performance was achieved thanks to our continuing creativity and an innovative multiplayer mode which proved highly popular with the large community of players who are increasingly engaged with the franchise. Our objective now is to replicate this success for our other strong franchises," continued Guillemot.

Ubisoft plan on expanding their Uplay service which offers extra content to online enabled titles. Q1 of fiscal year 2012 will see the release of Michael Jackson: The Experience for Kinect and Move, Child of Eden for Kinect and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes and Outland for XBLA and PSN. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier delayed into Q4.

Source: VG247
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By PowerJack (SI Elite) on May 13, 2011
And this is why they do what they want.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 15, 2011
"Assassin's Creed" is about the only title, at least on PC that's still viable for Ubi. "RUSE" was good (still is), but the two great Simulators ("Silent Hunter" and "IL2") are having a hard time of it. Looking forward to the new "Ghost Recon", though.