Assassin’s Creed 3 Sells 12M Units; Far Cry 3 Sells 4.5M

Ubisoft’s third financial quarter and nine-month period ending December 31 has been a highly profitable one; the company has reported strong growth in sales for this period.

The Christmas quarter saw sales rise 23% year-on-year to €802 million ($1.07 billion), while sales for the first nine months of the business year increased 20.1% to €1,081 million ($1.447 billion).

Assassin’s Creed 3 has sold-in 12 million copies, which is an almost 70% increase over Assassin’s Creed Revelations at the same time in its life cycle, according to the publisher. Far Cry 3 has sold-in over 4.5 million units, and Just Dance 4 (shudder) eight million.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said:

“Fiscal 2012-13 is a real turning point for Ubisoft. Our performance fully validates our long-term choices and the large-scale investments we have been undertaking for several years now, with a sharp ramp-up in games for core gamers and notably our strong comeback into the major segment of shooter games.

“We have also re-established Far Cry as one of the major pillars of our offering for core gamers, with Far Cry 3 the highest rated shooter of 2012 for Xbox 360 and winning the Gamespot People’s Choice Game of the Year award. We now have greater visibility in terms of future revenue and profitability for this franchise.

“Thanks to these successes and the ongoing solid performance for Just Dance, Ubisoft’s market share has topped 11% for the first time in both the United States and Europe.”

Based on these numbers, Ubisoft has revised its full-year targets, now expecting sales to come in at between €1,240 million and €1,260 million ($1.659 billion and $1.687 billion), up from the previous estimate of between €1,200 million and €1,260 million ($1.606 billion and $1.687 billion).

via CVG

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