Ghost Recon: Future Soldier helps Ubisoft post past quarter increase

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Ubisoft has reported a significant increase in earnings for the past quarter, thanks in large part to the sales of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

The company announced a 27 per cent increase in earnings for Q1 of its current fiscal year ending June 30th, 2012. Revenue for Ubisoft during the period totaled $160.6m, against $126.3m for the same period in 2011.

Additionally, the company's online division brought in $33.1m. That's amounts to a 112 per cent year-over-year increase, and that even takes into account a 41 per cent drop in back-catalog sales.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated the firm's future goal will be to key into the arrival of the new generation of consoles and the ramp-up of the free-to-play.”

The company also shared its online network Uplay has 35m registered users, and that it plans to launch an open beta for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online sometime during Q2.