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Ubisoft’s investor call following their fiscal year results this past week revealed some interesting details about their games and operations as a whole. None of these were big enough for their own stories, so we compiled them into a quick bullet-list for anyone that wants to read up:

 

  • Digital sales accounted for 18 million Euros of Ubisoft revenue in the past year. Going forward, most games developed by them — including some on the Wii — will include DLC right off the bat.
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  • Assassin’s Creed 2 has sold over 9 million units — over 40% of the first game’s sales so far.
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  • A beta-test will be held for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’s multiplayer mode in the coming months. One can expect more details at E3.
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  • Splinter Cell: Conviction, too, has sold about 40% more than prior entries in the franchise in North America. Sales in Europe, however, have been lower.
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  • The Avatar game sold best on Wii with 2.7 million units. Sales were boosted by the movie DVD.
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  • There’s — surprise, surprise — another fitness game coming this year. No mention of whether it would be on Wii, Natal, Move or all of the aforementioned platforms.
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  • Red Steel 2 is selling in line with Ubisoft’s revised expectations. Ubisoft believe big-name games tend to do be among the better selling games on Wii. This is the reason Prince of Persia, HAWX and Ghost Recon all have Wii SKUs.
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  • Ubisoft are forecasting revenue of 145 million Euros in their ongoing first quarter for the current fiscal year.
Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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