Ubisoft sales up 27 percent with a little help from new Ghost Recon
Ubisoft today released its sales figures for the first fiscal quarter of 2012-13, and the company can thank Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for a solid showing. Ubisoft reported a 27.2 percent increase of €131 million—that’s $160.6 million—in the first fiscal quarter. Last year at the same time, Ubisoft reported €103 million in sales.
Ubisoft said in an announcement today that the higher-than expected sales of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier helped fuel the solid sales in the first quarter. Future Soldier was the best-selling console game in the U.S. for May and June. Strong momentum in the online segment also pushed sales in the first quarter.
The second quarter is expected to come in lower than last year at the same time as Driver: San Francisco drove strong sales for Ubisoft last year. Second quarter sales are expected to run at about €110 million, led by “many online and digital titles.”