Ubisoft First Quarter Earnings And Sales Conference Call Footnotes
Ubisoft wrapped up it’s first quarter 2013-14 sales call earlier today, and there were a few meaty details we figured were shareworthy. First off Ubi shared quarter one fiscal year sales 76M Euros, down 42.2% compared to the 131M Euros reported in the same period last year. Q1 of the 2012-13 fiscal year saw the release of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. However, Q1 2013-14 figures came in above Ubi’s 70M Euro projection. It looks like the backlog is performing well as titles like Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed 3 continued to sell well. Downloadable titles accounted for a 27% increase due to sales of Far Cry: Blood Dragon and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. Quarter 2′s outlook has Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Rayman Legends to look forward to.
Other news of interest cited release windows for The Division late 2014 and the open world racing game The Crew in early 2014.
One final bit from the meeting saw the projected sales figures for Ubisoft’s upcoming 6 platform release of Watch Dogs. The company expects to to slightly outperform the original Assassin’s Creed release, which sold 6.2M units back in 2007. Ubisoft continues to find itself in opportune placement, and with early next gen releases like Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, it’s likely the publisher will report great numbers.
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