Paris, 22 July 2010– Today, Ubisoft reported its final sales figures for the fiscal first quarter ending June 30, 2010.
Sales for the first quarter totaled€161 million, up 94%, or up 81% at constant exchange rates, compared with the€83 million recorded for the first quarter 2009-10.
As announced on July 12th, sales for the first-quarter of 2010-11 exceeded the guidance (of approximately€145 million) announced at the time of the 2009-10 full-year earnings communication. This is due to:
- the solid performance of Splinter Cell Conviction TM , which sold in 1.9 million units,
- a good performance by back-catalog and casual titles, spurred by the sustained sales of Just Dance ® , as well as Assassin’s Creed ® 2 and Avatar,
- a favorable exchange rate impact.
Second quarter 2010-11 sales targets
The 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 TM for Xbox 360 ® , Playstation ® 3, MOVE and PC
- Racquet Sports for MOVE
As announced on July 12th, sales for the second quarter of 2010-11 are expected to come in at around€83 million, in-line with the second quarter of 2009-10.
Ubisoft confirms its previous forecast for the full year 2010-11 of an expected return to profitable growth and positive cash flow from operating activities.
Market share: In the first six months of calendar 2010, Ubisoft was the number 4 independent publisher in the United States with 6.0% market share (compared with number 4 and 4.8% one year earlier); number 2 in Europe with 9.5% market share (compared with number 3 and 8.0%); number 2 in France with 9.3% market share (compared with number 3 and 7.7%); number 2 in the United Kingdom with 11.0% market share (compared with number 3 and 8.3%); and number 2 in Germany with 9.2% market share (compared with number 3 and 7.8% market share).
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