Assassin's Creed 4 ships 11 million units, Far Cry 3 hits 9 million

Plus, South Park: The Stick of Truth sees "better-than-expected" sales, 25 percent of which were digital.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag has now shipped 11 million units to date, Ubisoft announced today as part of its latest earnings report for the year ended March 31.

The company also shared sales figures for other major games, including Far Cry 3 (9 million), Just Dance 2014 (6 million), and South Park: The Stick of Truth, which is seeing "better-than-expected" sales, Ubisoft said. The publisher added that a healthy 25 percent of all Stick of Truth sales came digitally, the highest figure ever for Ubisoft.

Full-year sales for Ubisoft's fiscal year came in at €1.007 billion ($1.38 billion), down 19.9 percent compared to the €1.256 billion ($1.71 billion) that the company hauled in last year. Ubisoft posted an overall loss of €49.3 million ($67.6 million) for the year, compared to a profit of €69.2 million last year ($94.6 million)

It wasn't all down for Ubisoft, however, as the company's digital segment revenues rose 32 percent to €195 million ($267.46 million), which is 19 percent of total sales for the year. Back catalog sales fell just 1 percent to €229 million ($313.1 million), Ubisoft said. In addition, Ubisoft's casual games business contracted by 24 percent to €249 million ($340.45 million).

Ubisoft also announced Far Cry 4 today and said Watch Dogs is on pace to become the most successful new IP in the history of the video game industry. The publisher is currently holding a financial call to discuss these results and answer analyst and media questions. Check back later for more.

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19 comments
Flyin3lvl
Flyin3lvl

ubi and e.a seem to be the only games company's left they have and continue to realize a hell of a lot games last year or so compared to others and many more to come another assassin, watchdogs, the crew, the division

why are the others like square Enix slow on the uptake ie new final fantasy ps4

activision yet another cod yawn,

naughty dog two games uncharted, last of us remastered

I bet there are many new games but ubi seems to be dominating the news games and the market....

DARREN636
DARREN636

Overall loss for the year.

Can that be correct?

No profit in a billion dollars of turnover?

Barighm
Barighm

9 million? For Far Cry 3? Really?

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

AC4 is definitely a great game tho ironically not for being an Assassin's Creed game, just for letting you be a pirate. Ubi should've just ended the AC franchise with 3 and started a pirate franchise instead.

Pupchu
Pupchu

They make billions. I make thousands. :(

PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

I loved Stick of Truth. As an avid South Park fan, it delivered big time 

Erebus
Erebus

@DARREN636  They're likely factoring in development costs for games that have yet to be released, such as Watch Dogs... which also explains their hope that it will be their best-selling new IP. 

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

@PS4andXoneGamer Never seen an episode. That's why I skipped it. I figured I wouldn't understand it. But great sales numbers.

DARREN636
DARREN636

+ a six year development for the crew !

Barighm
Barighm

@GSGuy321 Yeah, you're right. Still standalone enough to be funny, but not as much as if you had seen the show from the beginning.