Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag ships 11 million copies, Far Cry 3 ships 9 million

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

By on May 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

As anyone who paid attention to things last year will be aware, Ubisoft did pretty well. In fact it did damn well, as it explained when it revealed its financials for fy 2014 (PDF) last week, wherein the company explained that the Assassin’s Creed brand was here to stay, with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag selling over 11 million copies and cementing the series as the fourth-biggest gaming franchise, behind Call of Duty, FIFA and Mario.

During the earnings call which accompanied the financial statement IGN reports, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot also noted the success of Far Cry 3, which has shipped over nine million units across platforms – making it no surprise that the company would like to imitate that success with the recently announced Far Cry 4 – as if it was a surprise in the first place.

While Ubisoft didn’t mention the shipping rate of any of their other titles, disappointing those of us still confused as to how Rabbids is even a brand, it did note that South Park: The Stick of Truth did better than expected, particularly in digital sales. Considering Ubisoft purchased The Stick of Truth from THQ for $3.2 million USD and made significant changes to it, it must have done very well indeed.

Source: IGN

4 comments (Leave your own)

Not bad considering Uplay.

 
ThomAsHollJosh

Agreed

 

I’m not claiming to be familiar with France’s financial system even if they use IFRS like us, but they still made a net loss with lower sales than last year.

Also curious why they went from 60m cash flow in 2013FY then suddenly go to (80)m in 2014 with 65m in new shares issued. They claim it’s due to stock build up for Watch Dogs and the launch of South Park but that’s a lot of money, they must think Watch Dogs will be freaking huge.

 

It’s all very well to say that a particular franchise is here to stay, so long as they keep innovating. I’m very much over series such as Modern Warfare that have been driven into the dust.

 
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