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Ubisoft Results: AC3 Sells > 12 Million Units; New AC Coming

Ubisoft's Q3 2012/13 sales figures are now public, showing sales for the fiscal quarter ending December 31st were 23% higher than the same period the previous year, and saying this is above the upper range predicted for the period. Also, GameSpot covers the company's post-results conference call, where they revealed plans for another installment in the Assassin's Creed series, saying this will (naturally) be set during a different era, and is expected for release in their fiscal 2014, which runs from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Back to their earnings, among other things, Ubisoft attributes the results to strong performance in the core segment:

An outstanding performance by the core gamer segment, driven by very high-quality games. Assassin's Creed® 3 was a record-breaking success with more than 12 million sell-in and digitally distributed units, representing an almost 70% increase over Assassin's Creed® Revelations. Far Cry® 3 was the highest-rated shooter game in 2012 for Xbox360 (with a Metacritic score of 90%), and delivered a much higher-than-expected performance, with already over 4.5 million sell-in and digitally distributed units.

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11. Re: Ubisoft Results: AC3 Sells > 12 Million Units; New AC Coming Feb 8, 2013, 06:54 Tim
 
WYSIWYG wrote on Feb 8, 2013, 06:27:
Tim, you said exactly word for word how i felt about AC3. AC3 is the first AC game that has not gripped me so i have not finished it.

totally feel the same way about Jesper Kyd too. his music added so many layers to the previous games.

thanks!

Yes big fan of Jesper (since the Amiga days) and I think people often underestimate the importance of music in gaming and how it can evoke that extra layer of atmosphere.

I did finish it btw - and i'm still glad that I did. Despite all I said it was enough of an AC game to keep me going - it's just that at times (for the reasons listed) I wanted it to be 'more'.
 
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