Estimated sales for the first quarter ending June 30 totaled €160 million, up 93% compared with the €83 million recorded for the same period last year.
Sales for the first-quarter of 2010-11 exceeded the guidance (of approximately €145 million), and Ubisoft says this is due to the solid performance of Splinter Cell Conviction and a good performance by back-catalog and casual titles, such as Assassin’s Creed 2, Just Dance and Avatar.
Yves Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, said "Our sales performance this quarter reflects the success of several titles and attests to the quality of our game catalog. It’s proof of Ubisoft’s ability to make its mark in an ever demanding video games sector.”
“This year’s E3 further confirmed the potential for our end-of-year line-up, demonstrating how varied and distinct our offering is. Proven franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Driver or Ghost Recon will offer unique experiences for seasoned gamers. In particular, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood should allow us to reaffirm our position as one of the industry’s best multiplayer developers.“ he continued.
Not much was said on the Driver: San Francisco delay, but the firm did say it was due to a “competitive market at Christmas”.
Ubisoft mentions R.U.S.E and H.A.W.X. 2 as Second quarter 2010-11 highlights.