Ubi likes it GRAW

Next-gen Tom Clancy game sets new first-week sales record for Ubisoft; French company's shares climb 4 percent.

Ubisoft's decision to delay the Xbox 360 version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is looking more and more like a move of tactically sound precision. The shooter, which has received great reviews from the press, has set a new sales record for Ubisoft and helped boost the company's stock.

The publisher released the sales numbers of the game today, and Tom Clancy's stealthy Ghosts are making quite a noise in retail. In North America, the game has sold through 240,000 copies since its release March 8, according to Ubisoft. That figure makes the game the fastest-selling title in its first week of release for the company, which has been in business since 1986.

The stat is particularly impressive given that the Xbox 360 hasn't fully penetrated the market and Ubisoft has released some popular games in its past, such as the sequels to Myst, the Prince of Persia series, and the other Tom Clancy franchises, Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six.

Outside of the States, GRAW has sold 120,000 copies in its first three days of release in Europe. It is now the fastest-selling Xbox 360 game ever in France, Germany, and the UK.

Investors loved the invasion of Ubi's shooter into homes, as the company's stock rose 4 percent on news of the game's success, rising to 36.61 euros ($44.62). As of press time, the company's stock settled to 36.06 euros ($43.96).

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is rated T for Teen and retails for $59.99.

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Discussion

70 comments
K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

Congrats to Ubi Soft and to Microsoft on making a well selling game. Alright enough of that. When is the PS2 going to see GRAW!?!?! You don't call you don't write. You don't love us anymore! I hate you! Your not the boss of me!Your not my real daddy!!!

yanks26wsw
yanks26wsw

o no now ubi and EA will fight a long and grouling battle

Petri87
Petri87

Orasion_Seiz: "im not interested cuz i dont have a X360" ---- Then why the hell did you post?

ReyWing
ReyWing

Congrats! Great news for Ubisoft thanks to the Xbox360, its investors, and those that are enjoying that next-gen game right now.

Sapaca
Sapaca

I think that is very exciting, especially for a military game.

GameDestroyer88
GameDestroyer88

And Thank god GRAW is really the best 360 game to date.

hittin
hittin

I ain't got Xflop 180.

tirmothy87
tirmothy87

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tirmothy87
tirmothy87

Ubi has come a long way with its ghost recon franchise, and i cant wait to see a new ubi game on the PS3's ass kicking cell processor!

Metamorphos1s
Metamorphos1s

buildar... they are like different games. its all about the gameplay. it just dosent play or look good on xbox 1. i think you havent played the games yet. lol. look at ur profile. its all ds and ps2 games. come on!

Metamorphos1s
Metamorphos1s

i think gamespot donsent overate to much exept perfect dark... yuck... ummm yayyy for ubi and graw deserves its 9.2 from gamespot. gamespot dosent play the games online like we xbox live gamers do. so the 9.2 goes to campaing and for online ill give it like a 8.8 because gameplay didnt change so much exept the drone robot thingy and the graphics plus the diamonds...

buildar
buildar

Its solid, but they made some strange decisions. And yeah the Xbox version got 5.9 so it seems like most of the score was from flashy graphics and next gen effects. Just my thoughts

thekey
thekey

Hey Bathyj they already do have great games, but I guess you don't think so, I guess you'll be saying "they don't look next gen" neither.

thekey
thekey

Good because GRAWWWWWWWWW IS GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGREAT!!!! I knew it come M$ keep the hits rolling. Oblivion is going to shatter that record into Oblivion, next week. In 4 more months Gears of War., and Dead Rising.

Bathyj
Bathyj

At the moment, this is the only game I would buy a 360 for. Then again I might just get it on PC. 360 NEEDS some good games man!

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

ubisoft has always made great games, but they dont always sell well. this is some really great news.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

ubisoft has always made great games, but they dont always sell well. this is some really great news.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

ubisoft has always made great games, but they dont always sell well. this is some really great news.

nauman_97
nauman_97

cant wait to get splinter cell ! GRAW also proves its point in every aspect !

tatu2004
tatu2004

G.R.A.W is a great game to have....

dru26
dru26

A quater of a million copies sold in the first week, for a tactical shooter, is simply amazing. Ubi rocks.

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Yup, Ubisoft did a good job with GRAW. Its Simply amazing

StumpyTrash
StumpyTrash

This is a great game, both online and off. Congratulations to UbiSoft and RedStorm for a job well done!

OPOLO
OPOLO

I'm so sucked into single player mode, I haven't even played online yet

ice_radon
ice_radon

Awesome to see. This should have been a real 360 only. Its selling well enough.

MMORPG_Fan
MMORPG_Fan

GRAW is visually stunning and fun as hell. GRAW is a testament to what next gen gaming brings to the table. Sony was wrong. The Next Generation did in fact begin with the 360.

Sandman100
Sandman100

Great job Ubisoft. Continue the Success. Go GRAW.

fifthmist
fifthmist

Congrates to Ubi. I for one am waiting patiently for the PC version due at the end of May. When it comes out you will really see the numbers rise. =)

KojiBrother
KojiBrother

a quater of a million units sold? wow...i will have to go and buy two more copies to bump that number up.....

rbarahona
rbarahona

Congratulations to Ubi, they have set the standards very high for the next 360 games. I really want to play this game on the 360 although I won't buy this console just for this game. Probably I'll get the PS2 version. Nevertheless great news for both Ubi and Microsoft.

DixieNormS
DixieNormS

This game is the shisnet. I recomemnded to eveeryone outthere.

StealthyBurrito
StealthyBurrito

If you got a 360 and don't have this game, what the hell are you thinking?????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Man, that game sold like hot bread... I have to check it out now.

brad_d
brad_d

I ordered GRAW back in Feb and still haven't received it. Damn Canada Post takes their sweet time in shipping. The game has been out for over a week!

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

The other day I saw a book called "Tom Clancey's" something or another. To my shock, underneith the huge "Tom Clancey" and the not so huge book title was "A Novel by" some other guy. So, stupid me, I have to ask, is Tom Clancey even real? And if he is why is he getting credit for other people's stories?

gametester1424
gametester1424

Congrats Ubi and Red Storm. You guys continue to get me to buy Tom Clancy games, even though they don't change enough (or improve, ex. the stupid team a.i.) in my opinion. One of the greatest things that a publicly traded publisher likes to see is a fast, high selling game. Just don't start getting dreams of GTA like sales though. A lot of the people that are playing the game online are first time Ghosts and only bought the game because there isn't anything good for the 360 other than G.R.A.W.. I personally like seeing new blood online for this series. Ghost recon have always been a favorite of mine although I really miss the open ended sniper fest maps from the earlier games. Anyways, congrats again Ubi and Red Storm. This is the game that I bought my 360 for and now I don't regret that $399 purchase ;)

XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

Good games sell well. If developers Keep making great games and they keep selling well then hopefully the cycle will continue and will see more good games.

shrum91
shrum91

"Ubi likes it GRAW"...what a stupid title..

Javier
Javier

well deserved, excellent game that takes advantage of the hardware, not just another port or sequel, truly next gen.

Fire_Fly
Fire_Fly

It is good to see that putting effort into making a game really good pays off in the long run.