Driver sells better than expected

Three cheers for Driver: San Francisco, which has beaten Ubisoft’s expectations, sales-wise, along with a number of other titles from the publisher (via Eurogamer).

The company’s latest quarterly financial report reveals that both Drive and From Dust sold better than expected, though initial sales projections of indeed figures themselves weren’t given.

CEO Yves Guillemot said of the results: “First-half sales have come in around 30 per cent higher than our initial targets.

“This performance reflects: an 85 per cent growth in our online segment; a solid showing by our back catalog, driven by Just Dance, Michael Jackson The Experience and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, which confirms players’ enthusiasm for these flagship brands; and better-than-expected sales for Driver San Francisco, boosted by very good reviews.

“Our strong sales figure drove another sharp increase in gross profit and enhanced our earnings performance.”

With Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Rayman Origins gracing Ubisoft’s holiday line-up, it’s sure to be another strong season for the publisher.

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