As part of its fiscal earnings report for the quarter ending December 2008, Ubisoft has revealed the "sell-in sales"
(that's to retailers, not consumers) for a handful of key titles. Far Cry 2
, launched in late October, shipped 2.9 million, while Raving Rabbids TV Party
has tallied up 1.5 million since its mid-November unveiling.
Unfortunately, a certain wisecracking acrobat didn't seem to meet expectations. According to the report, the above figures helped to "offset the impact of a slower take-off" for Prince of Persia
and its 2.2 million shipped units for December. Yesterday's NPD stats
US sales at around 483K. Ubisoft has also confirmed a fiscal 2009 release window
for Assassin's Creed 2
, Splinter Cell Conviction
and a new Ghost Recon