In advance of NPD's sales report for December 2010, Ubisoft is claiming its slate of Kinect software made them the number one third party publisher on the new hardware platform in 2010.
Ubisoft didn't reveal precise sales numbers or proportions for its three currently available Kinect titles -- Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, MotionSports
and Fighters Uncaged
-- though Your Shape
has recently started appearing on Amazon's top selling video games lists
In a statement announcing the position, Ubisoft declared it's hoping to repeat the feat in 2011 with titles including Child of Eden
and a Kinect port for the multi-million selling Michael Jackson: The Experience
"We believed in the potential of Kinect from the start and we set out to be the leading third-party publisher," said Laurent Detoc, Ubisoft North America president. "It worked. But this is only the beginning for us."
Last week, Microsoft announced it had shipped 8 million Kinect units worldwide
in 2010, and last month NPD revealed Harmonix's Dance Central was the top-selling Kinect game
during the hardware's launch month of November.