Brotherhood Ships 6.5 Million, New AC Entry In The Works
It was one of 2010's best and once again, the fans responded.
Ubisoft has revealed their quarterly numbers and the standout title was Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, which shipped over 6.5 million units. The game's popularity helped the publisher top their earnings estimates; they had expected €520 million ($701 million) in revenue for the quarter ending December 31, 2010, but they ended up posting a record €600 million ($809 million). This marks a 21.2% increase in a year-over-year comparison, and the company's 9-month earnings hit €861 million ($1.16 billion), which is a 30.3 percent year-over-year increase. Their music-based dancing titles, Just Dance, Just Dance 2, and Michael Jackson: The Experience proved to be plenty successful on the charts.
Furthermore - and this will come as no shock - Ubisoft did announce they're working on the newest Assassin's Creed installment, and it'll hit store shelves during the next fiscal year. We have no other details at this time, but we can expect more info when Ubisoft reveals their full-year earnings in May. It'll be the fourth entry in the critically acclaimed series, and there has been much speculation regarding the setting. Ezio may or may not return as the protagonist, and we might be in a completely different historical landscape. But so long as the gameplay and structure remains the same, we'll be happy!
2/14/2011 8:55:45 PM John Shepard