The lights are on
Ubisoft's performance in its most recent fiscal year evidences a strong position going into the new generation. The publisher announced today that sales jumped 13.5 percent (adjusted for currency fluctuation) to 1.256 billion euros ($1.6 billion)and non-audited operating income nearly doubled from 56 million euros last year ($72 million) to 100.3 million euros ($129 million) in 2013.
Assassin's Creed and Just Dance are firmly in the top 20 best selling franchises, with the former sitting at number five and the latter in the twelfth spot. Last year's Assassin's Creed III sold 12.5 million units between retail and digital, with Far Cry 3 moving an impressive 6 million copies. Just Dance 4 continues to carry the series forward with 8.5 million units, though revenue declined from the previous entry by 14 percent.
Ubisoft also mentioned two unannounced titles, one of which is an entirely new intellectual property. With Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Watch Dogs, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the two other mystery games, Ubisoft is projecting another increase in sales to between 1.42 billion euros ($1.83 billion) and 1.45 billion euros ($1.86 billion).
Following the firing of Patrice Désilets, 1666 (the title he was working on at THQ Montreal, since acquired by Ubisoft) does not appear on the schedule of upcoming titles. According to CEO Yves Guillemot, the game has been put on hold.
[Source: Ubisoft (1), (2)]
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Please let one of the unannounced games be a new Prince of Persia.
What is happening with South Park? I really want it.
Good for them!
Impressive returns Ubi and your two layoffs, albeit super sad, are less than EA's 900 so that's something. I like all of this year's upcoming releases. Good variety of titles. I like how they take chances as opposed to just sitting on their cash like Activision. I am concerned with how I'm going to both purchase and play all of those games when they come out so close to eachother. That is an issue I have with all the game co who forget about summer altogether and drown us in the fall.
Needs moar pinecones, Ubisoft.
Just give me more AC3 DLC that continues Connor's story and I'll be happy.
Good for you Ubisoft your games were amazing still love Ac3 :)
Wow. Glad Ubisoft is one of the only bigger game companies that's still doing well.
Patrice = Pissed
Thank Ubisoft Montreal for their success. AC III and FC 3 last year. And now Watch Dogs, AC IV and maybe if Rainbow Six Patriots comes out.
My moral standpoint aside with Ubi this year, it is undeniable that they did release some epic games.
Glad to see that AC3 and FC3 sold well
Nice, but pity to know that good old Patrice won't be a part of that money fest. Poor guy's got Ubi out to get him. . .
Far Cry 3 was an awesome game. im over Assassins Creed, after brotherhood; time to move on.
I'd love to see another far cry. I loved the hell out of fc3.
Imagine that. They released some great games, moved away from the always-on internet server DRM for said games and sales increased.
GET RID OF THOSE DAMN ONLINE CODES!!