Ubisoft's year over year sales have been significantly increased, thanks in part to the significant success of Watch Dogs, the company announced today
According to a report focused solely on sales during Q1 2015, which ended June 30th, they totaled €360 million (approximately $490 million), an increase of 374 percent over the €76 million in sales reported for Q1 2014. Ubisoft also reported strong sales in its digital segment, whose performance increased 149 percent to €84 million ($114 million), thanks to recent titles like Child of Light, Trials Fusion and Valiant Hearts: The Great War.
"Although the financial year has only just started, our confidence for fiscal-year 2014-15 has been reinforced by our first-quarter performance and the keen anticipation for our upcoming games," said Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot, who also noted during the conference call that a new Assassin's Creed title is in the works for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Watch Dogs now sits at a respectable 8 million copies sold, though that number reflects sales into the retail channel, not copies sold to consumers. It was previously reported that Watch Dogs had sold 4 million copies in its first week.