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Ubisoft Sales Up, Confirms Assassin's Creed 2

Gamasutra - January 22, 2008

Submitted by soupsoup (6) at 12:49PM PST on January 22, 2009

French-headquartered publisher and developer Ubisoft has revealed holiday revenue up 13% year on year, noting that some holiday titles "did not meet the required quality levels", and also revealing a delay to I Am Alive and a new upcoming iteration in the Assassin's Creed franchise. Overall, sales for the quarter ended December 31st were EUR 508 million ($737 million), up 12.9 percent compared to the same period of 2007-08.
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Assassin's Creed success may fend off EA takeover

GamesIndustry - December 17, 2007

Submitted by lstormy10 (31) at 1:32PM PST on December 17, 2007

"The success of Assassin's Creed may help Ubisoft fend off an EA takeover by increasing the company's value."
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Ubisoft Purchases Tom Clancy's Name

TeamXbox - March 20, 2008

Submitted by sagexsdx (18) at 11:15AM PST on March 20, 2008

Ubisoft announced today it has reached an agreement with Mr. Tom Clancy to acquire all intellectual property rights to the Tom Clancy name, on a perpetual basis and free of all related future royalty payments, for use in video games and ancillary products including related books, movies and merchandising products.
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Steam adding over 40 titles from Ubisoft - April 1, 2008

Submitted by vGInfidel (11) at 4:28PM PST on April 1, 2008

Valve announced today that Ubisoft will be using the company's Steam digital distribution service and plans to add over 40 other titles from its repertoire soon. Assassin's Creed can be pre-purchased for $50 before its April 9 launch. In the coming weeks Ubisoft will add many more games from the Tom Clancy and Heroes of Might & Magic series. Valve says that the Ubisoft line-up on Steam will be the largest of any publisher using the service.
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Rainbow Six Vegas 2 sells 2 million

videogaming247 - March 31, 2008

Submitted by llonesmiz (83) at 10:04AM PST on March 31, 2008

Ubisoft has raised guidance for the current financial year from €875 million to €920 million for the full financial year, and announced that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 has sold 2 million units. "As expected, 2008 is off to be a record year for the videogame market and our games have performed remarkably well in this context," said Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot.
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