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Ubisoft Q2 sales up 37%, thanks to DS

Ross Miller

Ubisoft released its Q2 results yesterday for the 2008-09 fiscal year. Sales totaled €175 million (US $220.24 million), beating the previous forecast of €160 (US $201.36 million) and ending up 37% higher than the same quarter last year. The financial report cited the successful launches of Soul Calibur IV in Europe and Hell's Highway, as well as sales of Imagine Teacher, My Secret World and -- Joystiq's favorite -- PlayZone Sports Party.

It's worth noting that 39% of Ubisoft's Q2 sales came from the Nintendo DS, up from 23% same time last year. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 each represent 20% of the slice, followed by the Wii at 11% and PSP/PS2 at 2% and 1%, respectively.

For Q3 holiday season, Ubisoft is expecting €500 million (US $629.25 million), up 11% from same time last year. It's also raised its forecast for the full fiscal year from €1.02 billion to €1.05billion (US $1.32b).

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