Assassin's Creed: Revelations ships 7 million

[CORRECTION] Ubisoft reveals new shipment milestone for stealth action game; publisher posts $852 million during holiday quarter; Just Dance franchise ships 13 million during period.

Ubisoft had a happy holiday. The publisher today announced that sales for the third quarter ended December 31, 2011, came in at €652 million ($852 million), up 8.8 percent from the €600 million ($784 million) it took home during the same period last year.

AC: Revelations snuck into nearly 7 million homes recently.

During the holiday months, Ubisoft shipped 13 million Just Dance franchise units, as well as nearly 7 million copies of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, which went on sale in November.

Ubisoft also offered financial information on a larger model, saying for the first nine months of fiscal 2011, sales came in at €900 million ($1.17 billion), up 4.5 percent from the €861 million ($1.12 billion) taken in during the same period a year ago.

Ubisoft did not offer specific figures for its online sector, but it did say the segment had posted significant growth during the period. Online sales were up 159 percent, the publisher said, thanks to browser games Settlers Online and Howrse, as well as "robust" performance through digital distribution

Ubisoft said sales during its fourth quarter 2011 are expected to come in at between €150 million ($196 million) and €180 million ($235 million), due in part to fewer game releases, as compared to the fourth quarter of 2010.

As for the company's full-year 2011 forecast, Ubisoft said it expects to haul between €1,050 million ($1.37 billion) and €1,080 million ($1.4 billion), with operating income coming in at between €45 million ($59 million) and €65 million ($85 million).

Ubisoft is expecting an even bigger full-year 2012, though it did not set specific fiscal targets it plans on reaching during the period. The publisher said its upcoming year will be healthy due to the "ramp up" of core games, which includes a "strong comeback" in the shooter genre.

Ubisoft has a number of shooters on its plate for 2012, including Far Cry 3, Brothers in Arms: Furious Four, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and Ghost Recon: Online.

[CORRECTION] The original version of this story reported shipment figures for Just Dance and Assassin's Creed: Revelations as sold-through units. GameSpot regrets the error.

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21 comments
idk95
idk95

Wow another year full of shooters can't be mad though because thats about 90% of my library but it's good to see Ubisoft stepping it up every year, I need to go finish playing AC: Revelations

Hurvl
Hurvl

I'm glad that everyone now understands that shipped doesn't equal sold units. Now make something out of that money and not just try to get more money for less product.

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

and this is why there is ANOTHER assassins creed game coming out this year. *sigh* I mean, I really like the game series; its beautiful, well-made, and fun to play -- but it does get redundant after awhile and another game with the same gameplay might not be enough to capture my interest... and I own the entire series to date. Ubisoft needs to reinvent themselves with this next game -- as well as Rockstar with the new GTA5. I think most of us can agree that the 'big' studios need to continue to raise the bar.

hector530
hector530

i got it for 25 dollars off steam winter sale. i wouldn't recommend it for 60 dollars. it had the weakest story of AC so far. you knew how it would end because of the embers video and it was a story that really didnt have to be told. the story doesnt progress AC what so ever. no big secrets in AC:R. just ezio retiring and desmond waking up. thats it.

taino1128
taino1128

Revelations isn't a bad game, but it definitely has to be the least impressive of all of the AC games.

jayjay444
jayjay444

P.S Geting bored of the same old rubbish that game company's are making these

jayjay444
jayjay444

wow i would never have guesed it was that much in a million years well done Ubisoft, maybe u should invest this new found wealth on some thing new games and when i say new i mean completely new some thing thats never been dun before.

supergabe007
supergabe007

Sure it wasn't as good as the second game, but revelations was still a very fun game.

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

wow, I guess we have another CoD type game: many sequels, less quality, many fan boys.

YouVandal3
YouVandal3

Only reason I bought it is cause they started selling it for $30 a pop'

electroflame
electroflame

7 million copies shipped. Say 6 million bought. 5 million purchases regretted.

strayfies
strayfies

Yeah I didn't care for Revelations. It wasn't the shallow wading pool that the first AC was, but it didn't have nearly the heart and soul of AC2. Also what was with the bomb crafting, it was an encumbered minigame that only dealt with a marginal part of most play styles.

Aderdunn_3
Aderdunn_3

Well I still think Brotherhood was better than Revelations!

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

And people still complain about this title; it's just one of the best franchises out there; if it's not *THE* best franchise.

Zephol
Zephol

nice sales!! you deserves!!

pokecharm
pokecharm

wow, that is...more money than I will ever see in my lifetime...good gravy...

hyksiu
hyksiu

Thats some good sales!