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Ubisoft Q3: Assassin's Creed 3 12m, Far Cry 3 4.5m shipped

Pooya

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https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/comsite_common/en-US/images/Ubisoft Q3 FY13 Englishtcm9982637.pdf





will update with tidbits from conference call.
 

UrbanRats

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Damn, AC3 did crazy good.
I hope they won't stick with Connor and the USA for that reason. D:
 

Ein Bear

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And thus, Ubisoft are given no incentive at all to stop releasing buggy games that run like shit on consoles.
 

Can Crusher

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Worst part of these news is that it basically confirms we are gonna see Connor again...

My last hope is that they just make Connor travel to some other part of the world.
 

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It seems yet again that excellent choice setting gave AC enormous sales despite mixed reception from critics/enthusiast gamers. We had the same situation with Assassin's Creed 1.
 

UrbanRats

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The last survey hinted at co-op so it's presumably Connor and Aveline in some U.S. location.

Hopefully i can use Aveline 100% of the time.
And hopefully she doesn't sucks ass like Connor (haven't played the vita game).
 

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It definitely didn't. It's the worst game in the series, and probably the worst running game in the series.

I'll agree with the second half there, but I actually would put AC3 right behind 2 and Brotherhood. Ahead of 1 and Revelations.
 

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Full results supposedly comes out after the EU stock market closing, in about one hour.

Edit: Actually, they messed up. Two hours too early for the PR!
 

UrbanRats

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Did Ubisoft ever hinted at Beyond Good & Evil 2 being shifted to next gen (as opposed to being completely canned)? I think if they market it right, that could really end up doing good (>2 millions), even though the first one was a total flop.
 

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Weren't both Assassin's Creed III and FarCry 3 pretty messy on consoles? I wonder if it's going to hurt them in the long run.
 

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Assassin's Creed selling insane numbers as usual. The triumph of mediocrity.
 

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Vita smashing 3DS in the only metric that really matters to true hardcore gamers™

I hereby suggest we only measure handhelds according to The Ubisoft Index.
 

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Weren't both Assassin's Creed III and FarCry 3 pretty messy on consoles? I wonder if it's going to hurt them in the long run.

Anecdotal, but my friends who played both on consoles did not seem to notice or care about the performance issues.
 

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It's crazy how they don't give a shit about the handheld market. They were present at the beginning with Ghost Recon 3DS, since then, nothing. It doesn't make any sense!
 

Deadly Cyclone

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It's crazy how they don't give a shit about the handheld market. They were present at the beginning with Ghost Recon 3DS, since then, nothing. It doesn't make any sense!

That Ghost Recon game was awesome too. I'd gladly buy a sequel. X-Com mixed with Ghost Recon? Yep.
 

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And this makes Assassin's Creed 3 the biggest Assassin's Creed by about 1-2 million.

Whereas both Brotherhood and Revelations sold a little less than their predecessors, sales of the numbered releases have been strongly consistent; I believe all three are somewhere north of 10m.
 

szaromir

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Far Cry 3 is much deserved. AC3? Not so much

It only shows what a good setting that spikes interest of the audience can do. I think it's no coincidence that 57% of Ubi's revenues come from NA, up from 50% a year ago.
 

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Took me a few seconds to realize that Autres is just simply French for other :lol

What the heck happened to the Wii sales? Did Just Dance stop selling or is it some other title that explains the huge dropoff?
 

Can Crusher

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Yeah I gotta say Far Cry 3 is a great game. I had a really great time with it, but I hope they come up with a better story for Far Cry 4.

I'm not a big fan of the whole "the whole point is that it's a stupid story, it's a critique to videogame stories" thing...How about making a good story first and then do the whole irony thing?
 

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Vita had half as much revenue as Wii U? That's either good news for AC:L or bad news for Wii U. I suspect it's the latter.

It's crazy how they don't give a shit about the handheld market. They were present at the beginning with Ghost Recon 3DS, since then, nothing. It doesn't make any sense!

The handheld market outside of Japan sucks. Neither Vita nor 3DS sell much software, so why make games for it?
 

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Anecdotal, but my friends who played both on consoles did not seem to notice or care about the performance issues.

I only played Far Cry 3 in splitscreen co-op on a PS3 and it was awful but I thought "well... it is splitscreen". Never experienced it for myself how bad it is.

Well, Julian Gollop left and is making his own project now.

Good. Good.

At a different pub? Indie? Kickstarter?
 
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ACIII is my less favorite game in the series... I can't even bring myself to go back and complete the side trophies like I always do.

The locations setting was the most boring I've ever seen in years.
 

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Wonder how the next AC will sell. I mean it seems like most players were rather disappointed and I'd imagine that the casual crowd was quickly bored by it.