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Thu, Jan 22, 2009 | 22:03 GMT
Speaking in an earnings call following the release of Q3 financials yesterday, Ubisoft said it expected th next console generation to start in 2012.
“We want to take advantage of a company that could bring more technology to us, or new brands,” said CEO Yves Guillemot.
“So we have now enough to help us to grow the company for not only next year but to get ready for the coming of the next generation consoles that are probably going to happen 2011, 2012.
“We have to be ready for that, we are already hiring people and buying some technology and looking at some brands as well.”
Ubisoft confirmed a sales increase of 13 percent to €508 million in the three months ending December 31.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 | 20:25 GMT
Ubisoft has delayed Darkworks disaster shooter I am Alive, saying the game “will now bolster the line-up for 2009-10″ in a financial release today.
Ubisoft released its calender Q1 release schedule this week, showing I am Alive as down for shipping before the end of March.
The game will now join Assassin’s Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction for the following financial year.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 | 19:38 GMT
Ubisoft confirmed a slew of sales figures in its third quarter financials today, showing big numbers for its top line-up as explanation of a 13 percent like-for-like increase in sales for the period.
Far Cry 2 has now sold 2.9 million units, said the firm, while Prince of Persia and Shaun White Snowboarding have sold 2.2 million and 2.3 million copies respectively.
Ubi’s other big hitter for Christmas was Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party, with 1.5 million sold.
All figures are worldwide.
Ubi showed sales of €508 million for the third quarter, up from €450 million in the same period last year.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 | 19:24 GMT
Ubisoft sales rose 13% to €508 million in 2009′s third quarter, up from €450 million in the same period last year.
The firm also issued nine-month sales for the year today, standing at €852 million for the period ending December 31, up from €711 million in the year previous, a rise of 19.8 percent.
Far Cry 2, Shaun White Snowboarding and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party were cited as stand-out titles for the third quarter.
Casual games, specifically the company’s Imagine series, showed “very robust performance” in the period, the company said.
Fourth quarter sales will come in between €190 million and €210 million, and full year guidance was tweaked slightly today from €1,050 million to “between €1,040 million and €1,060 million”.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 | 21:01 GMT
In a Q3 sales release tonight, Ubisoft has confirmed that both will release in the financial year ending March 2010.
“2009-10 looks very promising and our teams are working flat-out to provide gamers with the best the industry has to offer,” said
president Yves Guillemot.
“Our line-up comprises several potential blockbusters with the launch of 7 franchises, including Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon, as well as four license-based games including James Cameron’s Avatar, three new brands and a further-enhanced casual games portfolio.”
The statement said specifically, talking of financial forecasting:
These forecasts have been drawn up taking into account the launch of i) 7 franchise titles, including Assassin’s Creed 2, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon and Anno; ii) 3 new brands including I Am Alive; iii) 4 movie license-based games including James Cameron’s Avatar, a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game and the sequel to Arthur and the Invisibles; and iv) an enriched casual games portfolio which will be focused on the successful Petz, Imagine, My Coach and PlayZoneTM series.
Exact dates are uncertain as yet, but both the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell sequels are likely to be key Christmas games for Ubisoft this year.
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