Tue, Nov 06, 2012 | 18:00 GMT
Assassin’s Creed 3 has sold 3.5 million copies according to Ubisoft estimates
Assassin’s Creed 3 has sold 3.5 million copies during its first week on sale, according to internal estimates revealed during Ubisoft’s latest financial report.
According to the firm, sales of the third title in the series have doubled those of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations during its first week of availability in 2011.
For the first half of the 2012-13 fiscal year ending September 30, Ubisoft reported a loss of €58.1 million ($74.4 million) due to development costs and marketing associated with both Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3.
The firm believes such expenditures will pay-off during its third fiscal quarter, which ends on December 31.
Ubisoft has raised its second-half expectations from between €1.16 billion and €1.20 billion to between €1.20 billion and €1.26 billion with Q3 sales hitting around the €740 to €800 million mark.
The reported Q2 sales of €148 million, which is 1.4% increase year-over-year with €28 million in online sales, up 59% year-over-year due to sales of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and pre-sales of Just Dance 4.
Just Dance 4 performed “in line” with expectations, while Far Cry 3 has “achieved among the best playtest scores in Ubisoft’s history, confirming the game’s outstanding quality,” according to Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot.