Ubisoft® reports first-quarter 2013-14 sales
- First-quarter sales: €76 million
- Targets for full-year 2013-14 confirmed
- Games release schedule updated
Paris, July 18, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft released its sales figures for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013.
Sales for the first quarter of 2013-14 came to €76 million, down 42.2% (or 42.1% at constant exchange rates) compared with the €131 million recorded for the same period of 2012-13, which saw the release of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier®.
First-quarter sales were slightly higher than the target of approximately €70 million issued when Ubisoft released its full-year results for 2012-13. The quarter saw the following:
- A 56% increase in back-catalog sales to €60 million, thanks to a solid performance by Far Cry® 3, Assassin’s Creed® 3, Just Dance® 4, Rocksmith® and Rayman® Origins.
- Continued momentum for the digital segment, with sales up 27% to €34 million, driven primarily by the success of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and Call of Juarez® The Gunslinger.
Yves Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, stated “Ubisoft’s teams once again performed remarkably well at this year’s E3 in a very competitive and dynamic environment. The event was an opportunity to fully confirm the potential of the next-generation consoles whose launch in late 2013 is synonymous with a new growth phase for Ubisoft and the industry as a whole. With seven acclaimed titles, our games portfolio stood out in terms of both its quality and diversity, and the numerous innovations for the XboxOne and PS4 versions. Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag was very well received and the event enabled us to further boost the excellent momentum behind our new brand, Watch Dogs, and to reveal two eagerly-awaited new creations – The Crew and Tom Clancy’s The Division. After years of investing in the technologies, expertise, and production capacity required for regularly releasing open-world titles and for integrating online and social innovations, Ubisoft is now ideally positioned to continue on its path of winning market share and enhancing its financial performance.”
Sales for the second quarter of 2013-14
The second quarter will see the release of:
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® BlacklistTM on Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION® 3, Wii U™ and PC;
- Rayman® Legends on Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION® 3, Wii U™ and PLAYSTATION®
Sales for the second quarter of 2013-14 are expected to come in at approximately €200 million, up by around 35% compared to the same period of 2012-13.
Full-year 2013-14 and updated games release schedule
The release of The CrewTM has been confirmed for 2013-14 and the title is now included in Ubisoft’s targets. The unannounced franchise which was initially scheduled for release in 2013-14 will now strengthen the line-up for 2014-15.
Ubisoft is standing by its previously announced targets for full-year 2013-14, namely sales of between €1,420 million and €1,450 million and non-IFRS operating income of between €110 million and €125 million.
Market share: In the first five months of calendar 2013, Ubisoft was the number 4 independent publisher in the United States, with 6.7% market share (compared with number 4 and 7.4% one year earlier). In the first six months of calendar 2013, Ubisoft was number 3 in Europe with 8.8% market share (compared with number 3 et 8.1%).
Ubisoft took three of the final four positions in the voting for the GameSpot People’s Choice Most Exciting Game of E3 2013, with Assassin’s Creed® IV Black FlagTM, Watch DogsTM and The DivisionTM. In the end, The Division and Watch DogsTM squared off, with Watch DogsTM finally voted as the most exciting game of E3 2013.
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