Ubisoft's quarterly fiscal uplifted 27.2%, Ghost Recon and Trials Evolution praised
Posted: 20.07.2012 12:05 by Simon Priest Comments: 1
Publisher Ubisoft has thoroughly patted on the back Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Trials Evolution as helping to lead the charge in their 27.2% upswing in quarterly earnings.

The quarter in question is from April to June this year. Total sales topped €130 million, compared to the same period lasting year at €103 million. Ubisoft's online sales up 112%.

You may remember that Trials Evolution made its mark in history after it sold over 100k copies in the first 24 hours it released on Xbox Live Arcade, back in April, earning the highest gross.

The next quarter is expected to dip to €110 million which falls below what the same period in the last fiscal achieved. They're gleeful over the potential of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online entering open beta. "Our medium-term goal is to capitalize on both the arrival of the new generation of consoles and the ramp-up of the free-to-play segment, which represent two major opportunities for us to step up growth and enhance our profitability," said CEO Yves Guillemot.

"Our capacity to create successful brands and high-quality content, allied with our ongoing progress in the item-based model, multi-screen gaming and the development of Uplay (our online services and distribution platform, which now boasts 35 million members) place us in an ideal position to leverage these two opportunities."

Source: Eurogamer


By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 20, 2012
Typical of Ubisoft. They rely on pre-orders and launch day sales figures to give themselves kudos, not bothering to find out (or care) if the product is well received or even acceptable (PC version of "GR:FS", I refer to). One day they may rent a small room to a few wizened old farts and hang "QA" over the shingle - like they used to.