If you looked around the Internet, you might think Ubisoft was having a rough time. Broken and disappointing games made up much of the company’s tentpole titles last year. One look at the sales numbers the French publisher released this week suggests quite the contrary, with sales up 56 percent over last year.
In its latest financial report, Ubisoft revealed that Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Rogue sold a combined 10 million units by the time the year’s end rolled around. That’s not too bad for a game for which most of the news was about bugs and patches and another that barely got noticed.
As noted by Gamespot, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag had sold 10 million copies by the end of 2013, but it was a single game across virtually every platform instead of two games splitting the field.
With this year’s Assassin’s Creed likely to be exclusive to the new generation of consoles and PC, Ubisoft won’t have to worry about two games eating into each other’s sales, nor will it have to worry about getting two separate open world games working to release within weeks of each other. Maybe we’ll get a working game this time.
Ubsoft’s other games aren’t doing too poorly, either. Far Cry 4 has sold 7 million units so far, while Watch Dogs passed the 10 million mark. Just Dance showed a solid performance at 4 million, while The Crew hit 2 million. These numbers mean that we’re definitely seeing another Watch Dogs game and that a sequel to The Crew is a strong possibility, though it’s doubtful we’ll see either one in 2015.