Ubisoft quarterly figures: 50 percent less turnover, Splinter Cell Conviction delayed
Yesterday Ubisoft published their figures for the first fiscal quarter 2009 which reveal a considerable sales collapse and delay of some games - among them is Splinter Cell Conviction.
In the past quarter, which is Ubisoft's first fiscal quarter, the publisher registered a turnover of 83 million Euro only which is a decrease of 50 percent in comparison to the year-ago quarter. So the forecast of 95 million Euro could not been met. Ubisoft attributes those weak figures to the decrease of game sales for Nintendo DS on the European and American market as well as the undersized range of Xbox 360 and PS3 games and weaker market conditions than estimated.
Jub cuts have not been planned yet but Ubisoft decides to delay some of their games. Splinter Cell Conviction will be released not till Q4 of the current business year which means the period between January 1 and March 31, 2010. Also delayed are I Am Alive and Red Faction which both should strengthen the lineup of fiscal year 2010/2011. Thus fans have to wait even longer for Sam Fisher after the game has been delayed several times already.
Important links to Ubisoft games:
• Splinter Cell Conviction - Videos, screenshots and release date - Update: Comic Con Video
• Splinter Cell: Conviction - New engine details and features
• Assassin's Creed 2: New details, screenshots and walktrough video
• Assassin's Creed 2: Engine detailed
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