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Ubisoft Reports Estimated Sales for First Quarter 2010-11


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12 juillet 2010

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Ubisoft Reports Estimated Sales for First Quarter 2010-11

  1. 1. 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."
  2. 2. OutlookSecond quarter 2010-11 sales targetsThe second quarter will be highlighted by the releases of:  H.A.W.X.® 2 for Xbox 360®, Playstation® 3 and PC  R.U.S.E™ for Xbox 360®, Playstation® 3 and PCSales for the second quarter of 2010-11 are expected to come in at around €83 million, in-linewith the second quarter of 2009-10.Update on the games release scheduleDue to the competitive market at Christmas, Driver®, previously scheduled for release duringthe third quarter, will now launch during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year.Full-year 2010-11Ubisoft confirms its previous forecast for the full year 2010-11 of an expected return toprofitable growth and positive cash flow from operating activities.Final sales figures for the first quarter will be released when the Paris stockexchange closes on July 22. There will be no conference call following the July 22ndpress release.ContactInvestor relationsJean-Benoît RoquetteHead of Investor Relations+ 33 1 48 18 52 39Jean-benoit.roquette@ubisoft.comDisclaimerThis statement may contain estimated financial data, information on future projects and transactions and futurebusiness results/performance. Such forward-looking data are provided for estimation purposes only. They are subjectto market risks and uncertainties and may vary significantly compared with the actual results that will be published.The estimated financial data have been presented to the Board of Directors and have not been audited by theStatutory Auditors. (Additional information is specified in the most recent Ubisoft Registration Document filed on June30, 2010 with the French Financial Markets Authority (l’Autorité des marchés financiers)).About Ubisoft:Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grownconsiderably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countriesand has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edgevideo game titles to consumers. For the 2009-10 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 871 million. To learn more,please visit:© 2010 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell Conviction, H.A.W.X., R.U.S.E,Ghost Recon, Driver, Your Shape Logo, Just Dance, Ubisoft,, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of UbisoftEntertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Page 2 sur 2