Ubisoft has released its first quarter results [PDF
] for its first fiscal quarter ended in June, which modestly beat projections.
The France-based publisher saw first quarter sales of approximately 76 million ($99.4 million U.S.), up from a projection of 70 million ($91.5 million U.S.). However, these results are nearly half of last year's sales (recorded at 131 million) in the same time period, the result of having no really strong titles hitting retail in the last few months.
Top performers for the quarter include Far Cry 3
, Assassin's Creed 3
, Just Dance 4
and Rayman Origins
. Digital sales were up 27 percent to 34 million, driven by Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
and Call of Juarez: The Gunslinger
Ubisoft set its outlook for second quarter at 200 million and full year at 1.42-1.45 billion. Driving factors for this projection are the release of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
and Rayman Legends
, in the second quarter, and holiday releases including Watch Dogs
and The Division
, the latter bound for Microsoft's and Sony's next-generation consoles.