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shinobi602
(10-16-2013, 03:37 PM)
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As much as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 might suffer from the delay of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, that may seem minor compared to the impact to the publisher itself. Ubisoft's shares have taken a pounding today, with the company's stock trading down 22 percent to $2.27 as of this writing.

The Watch Dogs delay may be the most disappointing news for gamers, but it was just one of a number of Ubisoft setbacks for investors. The publisher also pushed its open-world racing game The Crew into the next fiscal year, and revealed that recent releases Rayman Legends and Splinter Cell: Blacklist have failed to meet the company's sales expectations. Those factors put together were reason enough for Ubisoft to lower its full-year sales forecast more than €400 million, or about 30 percent.

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Azih
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(10-16-2013, 03:37 PM)
Watch Dogs dude hacked the stock marketz!
FourMyle
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(10-16-2013, 03:38 PM)
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It's happening
ekim
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waterydave
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(10-16-2013, 03:38 PM)
time to buy in!
bryehn
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(10-16-2013, 03:38 PM)
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Ubisoft shares are dirt cheap. Time to get in on the BAWSAQ lol
codhand
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(10-16-2013, 03:38 PM)
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hmmm
uncledonnie
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(10-16-2013, 03:38 PM)
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Deserved. Delaying Watch Dogs so close to release is cause for concern about the overall management.
sixteen-bit
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(10-16-2013, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by FourMyle

It's happening

This upcoming gen is gonna be brutal
PhoenixDawn
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(10-16-2013, 03:38 PM)
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And here we go, next gen is beginning.
Corleth the Fey
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(10-16-2013, 03:38 PM)
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Paging Brera, time to buy?
Vigilant Walrus
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(10-16-2013, 03:39 PM)
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Ubisoft is a strange company.
nubbe
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(10-16-2013, 03:39 PM)
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Ubi will soon be an EA subsidiary

That will be shut down after 4 years
coolasj19
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(10-16-2013, 03:39 PM)
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I had no early idea Ubisoft was a publicly traded company. I wonder how many people think they delayed it so it doesn't compete with AC4.
TheBrain76
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(10-16-2013, 03:40 PM)
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Time to buy Ubisoft stock!
Asd202
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(10-16-2013, 03:40 PM)

Originally Posted by ekim

Perfect.
tsab
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(10-16-2013, 03:40 PM)
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and revealed that recent releases Rayman Legends and Splinter Cell: Blacklist have failed to meet the company's sales expectations

So delaying it 7 months and releasing side by side with GTAV didn't help?
Drazgul
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(10-16-2013, 03:40 PM)
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Down over 25% now, dayumn.
Midas
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(10-16-2013, 03:40 PM)

Originally Posted by Corleth the Fey

Paging Brera, time to buy?

I would buy, but not sure where to buy. Traded in France?
Prince Vultan
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(10-16-2013, 03:40 PM)
Oh boy...

Now what if AC4 underperforms?
benny_a
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(10-16-2013, 03:40 PM)
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Man, ever since I bought UbI shares they've dropped but this is fucked.

In it for long though.
BronsonLee
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(10-16-2013, 03:41 PM)
Yeah, if you were interested in Ubi stock at all, now's probably the time to buy. Watch it shoot back up when they have two massive franchises at once, but at different times now. AC in Winter, Watch_Dogs in Spring.
carpediemdp
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(10-16-2013, 03:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheBrain76

Time to buy Ubisoft stock!

My thoughts exactly.
FullMetaltech
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(10-16-2013, 03:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheBrain76

Time to buy Ubisoft stock!

Exactly! Buy low!!
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(10-16-2013, 03:41 PM)
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In the future we will call this the Watch Dogs effect.
Ludist210
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(10-16-2013, 03:41 PM)
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I'm not surprised by this. Their decisions lately have been a little baffling.
yankeehater
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(10-16-2013, 03:41 PM)
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They should announce that they are still working on Rainbow 6 Patriots, that would get it to go back up.
codhand
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(10-16-2013, 03:41 PM)
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it's not "deserved" and i'm not even looking forward to this. this is a case of wall-street being out of touch with nerd-street

only advice if you wanna buy, is dont do it all today, itll prolly stay crazy at least a couple days...
StoopKid
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(10-16-2013, 03:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by ekim

10/10
CadetMahoney
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(10-16-2013, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheBrain76

Time to buy Ubisoft stock!

brera?
Impeccable
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(10-16-2013, 03:42 PM)
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If was into the stock market I would be buying the shit out of Ubisoft right now.
E92 M3
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Originally Posted by coolasj19

I had no early idea Ubisoft was a publicly traded company. I wonder how many people think they delayed it so it doesn't compete with AC4.

My question is why would they even approve it to be released alongside AC4 - makes zero sense. It's like if MS released Halo and Gears in the same month.
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(10-16-2013, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by uncledonnie

Deserved. Delaying Watch Dogs so close to release is cause for concern about the overall management.

That was fucked up. It was actually looking forward to it.
Lautaro
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(10-16-2013, 03:42 PM)
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WatchDoged!
inner-G
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(10-16-2013, 03:42 PM)
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22%, yikes!
Drazgul
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Originally Posted by BronsonLee

Yeah, if you were interested in Ubi stock at all, now's probably the time to buy. Watch it shoot back up when they have two massive franchises at once, but at different times now. AC in Winter, Watch_Dogs in Spring.

A bit too early to call WD a franchise when the first one's not even out yet.
ObjectiveObserver
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(10-16-2013, 03:43 PM)
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Huh. So investors see this as that big a deal? Surprising.
Zalman
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(10-16-2013, 03:43 PM)
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Seriously, if I have to sit through more gameplay footage of Watch Dogs at E3 next year...
FourMyle
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(10-16-2013, 03:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

This upcoming gen is gonna be brutal

Next gen is already upon us

and the first casualty was the Wii U
killatopak
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(10-16-2013, 03:43 PM)
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Watch Dogs happened.
AHA-Lambda
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(10-16-2013, 03:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by waterydave

time to buy in!

yeah, actually, I guess so?
Sendou
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(10-16-2013, 03:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by uncledonnie

Deserved. Delaying Watch Dogs so close to release is cause for concern about the overall management.

Well they only have like 1000 people working on it.
BronsonLee
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(10-16-2013, 03:44 PM)

Originally Posted by E92 M3

My question is why would they even approve it to be released alongside AC4 - makes zero sense. It's like if MS released Halo and Gears in the same month.

Exactly. They were basically competing with themselves.

They should've pushed one of them to Spring way earlier, but Watch_Dogs had a ton of traction off its reveal and AC4 is looking like it'll land quite nicely, and it has seniority (though I think they're putting it to pasture soon).
Tsundere
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(10-16-2013, 03:44 PM)
To be expected, investors know to expect very little return this year, from the conference call they had yesterday.
SFenton
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(10-16-2013, 03:44 PM)
Looks like it's up to Rocksmith, JD2014, and AC4 to bring back up stock for now.
Prine
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(10-16-2013, 03:45 PM)

Originally Posted by uncledonnie

Deserved. Delaying Watch Dogs so close to release is cause for concern about the overall management.

The footage of Watch Dogs demo'd to me at Eurogamer (PS4) expo put me off the game. Needs a lot of work
Rickenslacker
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(10-16-2013, 03:45 PM)
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How long until they start offering shares as unlockables for Uplay points.
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(10-16-2013, 03:45 PM)
i blame PS4 Gaf!
monome
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lol

or not so lol.

Ubi is in for a wild ride if AC4 sells less units than 3.

This gen Ubi has cimented itself as the house of Ass and it's time for a spanking.
Last edited by monome; 10-16-2013 at 03:48 PM.
AHA-Lambda
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(10-16-2013, 03:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by uncledonnie

Deserved. Delaying Watch Dogs so close to release is cause for concern about the overall management.

Honestly, apart from Just Dance and AC, Ubi seems to really bad at releasing things on schedule. Look at most of the Tom Clancy games in recent years i.e. Conviction, Future Soldier and the upcoming R6 Patriots.

The fact that Watch Dogs wasn't playable at Eurogamer last month, probably should have set some alarms ringing in hindsight.

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