Ubisoft doesn't blame you. Heck, they are happy.

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#1 Posted by Willy105 (4915 posts) -

Red Steel 2 meets sales expectations

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It may have failed to set the charts alight but Red Steel 2 still performed in line with Ubisoft's sales estimates.
 
In its end of year financial report, the company failed to give more exact sales figures but did say it had performed in line with revised estimates, a reference to the halving of expectations just before launch.

Most interestingly is the revelation that a massive 42% of Ubisoft's software sales last year were on Wii, with 17% on DS, PS3 on 12% and Xbox 360 only mustering 8%. Bear in mind that highly-acclaimed adventure Assassin's Creed II launched on both HD formats at around the same time as the Wii received Just Dance and you start to get the picture.

In fact, Just Dance has sold nearly three million units worldwide.

 

Oh well, if they are happy, who are we disagree.
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#2 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

PC sales must have been cataclysmically bad.

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#3 Edited by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

That's some fucking shitty and inaccurate reporting right there.
 
The real numbers for the year are: 
 

  • Wii - 26%
  • PS3 - 23%
  • 360 - 22%
  • DS - 14%
  • PC - 8%
  • PSP - 4%
  • PS2 - 1%
  • Other - 2%
 
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#4 Posted by Demyx (3247 posts) -

Wait, Red Steel 2 is out? Had no idea.

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#5 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -
@Jimbo: Thanks for the clarification, I was going to say - that sounds like a load of bullshit.
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#6 Posted by Brendan (9043 posts) -
@Jimbo:
Nice.
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#7 Posted by Binman88 (3699 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
" That's some fucking shitty and inaccurate reporting right there.
 
The real numbers for the year are: 
 
  • Wii - 26%
  • PS3 - 23%
  • 360 - 22%
  • DS - 14%
  • PC - 8%
  • PSP - 4%
  • PS2 - 1%
  • Other - 2%
 
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I'm not really familiar with these reports so I have a dumb question. Do those percentages relate to number of units sold, or the income from those units?
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#8 Posted by sixghost (1716 posts) -
@Binman88 said:
" @Jimbo said:
" That's some fucking shitty and inaccurate reporting right there.
 
The real numbers for the year are: 
 
  • Wii - 26%
  • PS3 - 23%
  • 360 - 22%
  • DS - 14%
  • PC - 8%
  • PSP - 4%
  • PS2 - 1%
  • Other - 2%
 
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I'm not really familiar with these reports so I have a dumb question. Do those percentages relate to number of units sold, or the income from those units? "

When you are talking about annual/quarterly reports, "sales" refers to a $ amount 99% of the time.
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#9 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -
@Binman88: Income.
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#10 Posted by Azrail (405 posts) -

^ omg biased vs pc, its 10 dollars cheaper!!!! 
or did ubi start chargin 60 like gaywarfare 2 
 
 
jokes btw

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#11 Posted by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -

Bullshit article? Great, so it's ready to get posted on Kotaku.

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#12 Posted by Skald (4430 posts) -

Just Dance 2: Confirmed.

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#13 Posted by Endogene (5183 posts) -
@extremeradical said:
" Just Dance 2: Confirmed. "
 Some time ago actually
 
They announced a casting the 7th of this month for dancers to get into the sequel that will happen the 31th in Paris.
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#14 Posted by Skald (4430 posts) -
@Endogene said:
" @extremeradical said:
" Just Dance 2: Confirmed. "
 Some time ago actually They announced a casting the 7th of this month for dancers to get into the sequel that will happen the 31th in Paris. "
Well I tried looking it up and couldn't find anything... but it sure as hell is in the database now. 
 
This is all a scheme to drive me crazy, isn't it?
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#15 Posted by Endogene (5183 posts) -
@extremeradical: Is it working?
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#16 Edited by Diamond (8678 posts) -
@Willy105 said:


Most interestingly is the revelation that a massive 42% of Ubisoft's software sales last year were on Wii, with 17% on DS, PS3 on 12% and Xbox 360 only mustering 8%. Bear in mind that highly-acclaimed adventure Assassin's Creed II launched on both HD formats at around the same time as the Wii received Just Dance and you start to get the picture.

Dude, wtf.  I pity the state of gaming journalism outside of BonusEXP...
 
Wii was 26% of Ubisoft's sales, not 42%, as seen right in their FY report.  The 42% is for 4th quarter only.  Whoever wrote that article was an incompetent fuckwit.
 
I see Jimbo got it too...

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