Ubisoft Ups Financial Expectations, Vegas 2 Sells 2 Million
According to Ubisoft's latest financial results, they have raised expectations for the current financial year from €875 million to €920 million, thanks mostly to continued success of titles like Assassins Creed and the blockbuster that is Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2.
“As expected, 2008 is off to be a record year for the videogame market and our games have performed remarkably well in this context,” said Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot. “Assassin’s Creed and our Games For Everyone brands continued their strong performance and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 had a better than expected start. One year after the great success of the first title, the second iteration, which provides another unique multi-player experience in the much enjoyed Tom Clancy environment, is ranked among the top games on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in almost every country.”
Vegas 2 has already sold over 2 million units worldwide, which is better than anticipated, and Assassin's Creed and the Games for Everyone brands "continue to outperform." Some smaller video game companies aren't doing so hot, but many of the major studios are reporting big numbers for 2007/2008, which indicates a definite upswing in the industry. Ubisoft continues to be one of the leading developers and publishers, and the reason for that is pretty simple: they make damn good games. Do that, and the gamers will reward you.
3/31/2008 Ben Dutka