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Far Cry 3 has gone gold, achieved some of the best play test scores in Ubisoft history


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Initial post: Nov 6, 2012 6:26:59 PM PST
Oh, and about 3.5 million copies of AC3 sold.

http://www.vg247.com/2012/11/06/assassins-creed-3-has-sold-3-5-million-copies-according-to-ubisoft-estimates/

According to the firm, sales of the third title in the series have doubled those of Assassin's Creed: Revelations during its first week of availability in 2011.

For the first half of the 2012-13 fiscal year ending September 30, Ubisoft reported a loss of €58.1 million ($74.4 million) due to development costs and marketing associated with both Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3.

The firm believes such expenditures will pay-off during its third fiscal quarter, which ends on December 31.

Ubisoft has raised its second-half expectations from between €1.16 billion and €1.20 billion to between €1.20 billion and €1.26 billion with Q3 sales hitting around the €740 to €800 million mark.

The reported Q2 sales of €148 million, which is 1.4% increase year-over-year with €28 million in online sales, up 59% year-over-year due to sales of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and pre-sales of Just Dance 4.

Just Dance 4 performed "in line" with expectations, while Far Cry 3 has "achieved among the best playtest scores in Ubisoft's history, confirming the game's outstanding quality," according to Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 6:32:26 PM PST
While I wasn't expecting much of FC3 it's good to here it's shaping up well.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 6:33:10 PM PST
Doesn't mean much, to be honest. Remember that 12 year olds in a focus group were the reason why Overstrike turned into Fuse. I'm not kidding.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 6:40:25 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
Can't wait for FC3, Ubisoft's been killin it lately.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 6:41:25 PM PST
Far Cry 3 looks to be a great game. I hope it lives up to its hype.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 6:41:59 PM PST
I'm going to be all shootered out with Halo 4.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 6:45:10 PM PST
can't wait

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 6:47:41 PM PST
I'm curious. When a game has gone gold, what stage of development is that? Is it when the game itself is finished and nothing else? I've never got a straight answer before.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 6:48:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 6:49:06 PM PST
The gold master disc is off to get mass produced.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 6:48:31 PM PST
Blake says:
First one was great, second not so much....
Hopefully it turns out good.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 6:51:49 PM PST
I actually think this will be the first game in the series that I will end up enjoying. It's an unpopular opinion, but I've always enjoyed the second game over the first, which was so bland and boring.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 7:01:05 PM PST
What Uzi said. I wouldn't call it done because they could be working on a day one patch.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 7:01:56 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
More like Day 1 DLC and intrusive DRM.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 7:19:05 PM PST
Far Cry: A Troll Movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 7:19:21 PM PST
I try to stay positive.
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