Ubisoft Reports Estimated Sales for First Quarter 2010-11
Ubiso ® repor estimat oft rts ted sales f for first qu uarter 201 10-11 Est timated sa arter abov target a €160 million. ales for the first qua ve at Update on th game re he elease sch hedule.Paris, 12 July 2010 – Today, Ubisoft rep 0 ported its es stimated sa ales for the first fiscal quarter eending Jun 30, 2010 ne 0.SalesEstimated sales for th first qua he arter totaled €160 million, up 93% compare with the €83 ed emillion rec corded for t the first qua arter 2009- -10.Estimated sales for th first-qua he arter of 201 10-11 exce eeded the guidance (of approximately €145million) an nnounced at the time of the 20099-10 full-ye sales fig ear gures commmunication. This isdue to: the solid perfo e ormance of Splinter Cell Convicti f ion™, which sold in 1. million units, h .9 aggood performance by bback-catalo and casu titles, sp og ual purred by t the sustaine sales of ed Jus Dance®, as well as A st Creed® 2 and Avatar, Assassin’s C gains of appro oximately € million d €9 due to the f favorable ex xchange ra ate.Yves Guilleemot, Chie Executive Officer, s ef e said "Our ssales perforrmance this quarter r s reflects the esuccess of several titles and at f ttests to th quality o our game catalog. It’s proof o Ubisoft’s he of e of sability to m make its ma in an ever demand ark ding video games sec ctor.”“This year E3 furthe confirme the pote r’s er ed ential for ou end-of-y ur year line-up demonst p, trating howwvaried and distinct our offering is. Proven franchises such as As d ssassin’s C Creed, Drive or Ghost er tRecon wil offer uni ll ique exper riences for seasoned gamers. In particul lar, Assass sin’s CreeddBrotherhoo should allow us to reaffirm o position as one of the industry’s best m od a o our n f multiplayer rdevelopers The preo s. orders are the strong gest ever s seen, alrea ady 20% a above those from the e esame peririod last yeear, even before the awards announced following E3. In the casual e d lsegment, Your Shap pe: Fitness Evolved, Just Dance 2 or Mic s e chael Jacks son: The E Experience,which has generated particular promisin media c s d rly ng coverage, are expect ted to attra a large act enumber of casual pla f ayers. Finallly, thanks to the inve estments made, we will offer a r m w rich line-up pof both on nline games and new t s titles for the upcoming hardware launches t e g e this fiscal y year."