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Ubisoft Reports First-Quarter 2009-10 Sales

TVGB: "Ubisoft's first-quarter 2009-10 sales report today brings some news about their game release plans. Namely, the company has seen fit to delay the release of a few of its titles." (I Am Alive, PC, PS3, Red Steel 2, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, Wii, Xbox 360)

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KionicWarlord222  +   2390d ago
"Instead of the previously planned third fiscal quarter, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Red Steel 2 are now scheduled for a fourth fiscal quarter release."

Rainstorm81  +   2390d ago
Someone inform me
Doesnt Ubisoft's fourth quarter fiscal year end in March???

Besides Splinter Cell needs to avoid Oct 13th, Game of the Year Releases that day.

@ Pirate Thom 2.2

Thats what I thought. Splinter Cell 2010 is likely
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JonnyBigBoss  +   2390d ago
Good point. GOTY Uncharted 2 and the highly anticipated title Forza 3 both come out in October. Not to mention that other solid titles are set for November/December. Looks like everything is shifting to early 2010.
ShabzS  +   2390d ago
dont forget mordern warfare 2 as well ... definite contender for goty ... it basically shoved bioshock out of the way ....

damn very dissapointed in ubi and ms ..... was really looking forward to sc
morganfell  +   2390d ago
Ubisoft decided it would be better to send Sam up against Kratos...
raztad  +   2390d ago

Dont get mad at MS, that delay is clearly a Ubi decision. Probably game needs more polishing time/fixes to be up to standard. Another thing is that they already have AC2 (blockbuster) hitting shelves at some time in November, probably Ubi just wanted to get a heavy hitter like SC:C to push their last quarter profits.

Anyway I can feel your pain (and Kionic's) this delay would be equivalent to UC2 delay to 2010, totally disheartening and render the 360 lineup very thin.
OmarJA  +   2390d ago
Ain't that a b!tch...

Oh well, looks like the PS3 is the best console for exclusives again.
Traveler  +   2390d ago
That sucks. It's not just getting delayed on the 360 but also the PC, which is the version I was planning on getting.

This also means that the first half of 2010 is going to be even more packed with good games and I won't be able to afford even a fraction of all of the games I want at that time. C'est la vie.
PirateThom  +   2390d ago
I don't think it means 2010, I think it moves it from September to October.
KionicWarlord222  +   2390d ago
Of course silly.

It didn't say first quarter .
PirateThom  +   2390d ago
Yeah, but Ubisoft's fiscal dates are different from calender dates:

June 30, 2009 was the end of their first quarter, according to the full press release:

September would be 2nd Quarter
December would be 3rd Quarter
March would be 4th Quarter
KionicWarlord222  +   2390d ago
My god..

Now you have me worried.
mithril  +   2390d ago
Pirate, explain that please
ubi say that:

"Instead of the previously planned third fiscal quarter, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Red Steel 2 are now scheduled for a fourth fiscal quarter release."

on one post you say that :

I don't think it means 2010, I think it moves it from September to October.

and you say :

March would be end of 4th Quarter, if mars is end of 4th Quater the begining is january how ubi can release game on 4th Quater in 2009 ?????
PirateThom  +   2390d ago
I had misread the report in that first post.
zok310  +   2390d ago
COD:MW2... everybody running for the hills, smart move if you ask me, but now their games are going to have to go up against GOW3. LOL maybe the devs need more time to Port the PS3 version of Conviction for a day and date release ;P
raztad  +   2390d ago
I dont think so. MW2 release date is known for ages, why 2K or Ubi are changing their calendar just now?

Look carefully, from 2K: Mafia2, Bioshock2 and Red Dead R all of they delayed, but do you really were expecting all those games to come out in such a short period of time, all those heavy hitters? that would be financial suicide for 2010.

Regarding SC:C, I smell technical issues/more time to polish the game. A decision so late in the party makes me think this delay is an emergency measure.

That said, there is already several games struggling for gamers money. October is EPIC.
morganfell  +   2390d ago
I don't think it is MW2 that has people scared.
KionicWarlord222  +   2390d ago
Wow..its delyayed

I cant belive this....I will kill myself now .

*leaves *
callahan09  +   2390d ago
It's disappointing, but there's plenty to play between now and then. Patience! Don't go hurting yourself, now. I wouldn't be surprised if Assassin's Creed 2 is part of the reason for the delay. It really doesn't make sense for Ubisoft to release both games right around the same time. They are sort of similar, except for the setting.
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KionicWarlord222  +   2390d ago
...Next will be forza 3...

oh no....
callahan09  +   2390d ago
Nah, Forza 3 is probably going to come out on time. I've seen no reason to believe it's not on schedule. Splinter Cell on the other hand, well they've never been able to put down a solid date on this thing so it doesn't surprise me at all that they're still having trouble picking a date.
Xwow2008  +   2390d ago
and i was looking 2 play it.:(
Sitdown  +   2390d ago

If true, hopefully it sticks.
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Omega4  +   2390d ago

I bet the game will be completed this year as well, they just want to delay it for so their sales report look better.

Cant MS just pay the difference for releasing it this year
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KionicWarlord222  +   2390d ago
Nelson M  +   2390d ago
Haaaah Haaaah !!!
Looooser !!!

DOTY Confirmed
Delay of the Year

Haa Haa
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KionicWarlord222  +   2390d ago
Yes Nelson the jokes on me....
PirateThom  +   2390d ago
The only advantage to this is that 2010 is going to be even more awesome, I mean, in the first few months of the year, what? God of War and Splinter Cell?

Considering the other games coming out this year, it might work in the games advantage.
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Socomer 1979  +   2390d ago
but on the bright side...

Uncharted 2 and ninja gaiden sigma 2 ! Co-Op FTW !
-MD-  +   2390d ago
It feels like you're bragging about a game that's already a year old. Oh wait you are.
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Johnny Rotten  +   2390d ago
I don't think he's talking about the game, more so the extra features that come with it. Why so serious these days?
Fiona  +   2390d ago
Well uncharted 2 is not. And sigma co-op will get the attention of a few ppl, its almost like a new game.
Aclay  +   2390d ago
I definantly didn't expect Splinter Cell to be delayed (again) after seeing how amazing the game videos were during Microsoft's Press Conference at E3, but then again, no one really saw the Bioshock 2, Max Payne 3, etc... delays coming either.

The Fall 2009 lineup did a disappearing act this year and it's something I was disappointed to see, but 2010 right now just looks EPIC.
Spike47  +   2390d ago
is a... :)
Socomer 1979  +   2390d ago
Ubisoft does listen. i gotta give em credit for that.
I did mention that the animations looked too stiff. Looks like they are gonna work on that.

Michael Ironside get that money. youre worth more than they are paying you bro.
Odion  +   2390d ago
WoW another heavy hitter from 09 goes to 2010.

The first 6 months of 2010 now have these titles.

Alan Wake
Bioshock 2
Max Payne 3
Lost Planet 2
Starcraft 2
possibily Crackdown 2
Heavy Rain
Possibily MAG

and there are prob more
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Spike47  +   2390d ago
From that list I'm defenitly geting God of War 3 and Mass Effect 2.
And I believe bad Company 2 is also being released in 2010! Too many games again!
callahan09  +   2390d ago
White Knight Chronicles, MAG, and Heavy Rain are all supposed to be early 2010 as well, I think.
Odion  +   2390d ago
seriously thats redic for the freaking first half of the year, usually we're stuck with crap, but next year, we have a dozen GOTY calbiour games out before July.

God only knows what the 2010 Fall Line-Up will be.
leila01  +   2390d ago
Well... there's REACH, Crackdown, the bird-rat game, Crysis, Natal, new 360...
Poopface the 2nd  +   2390d ago
next year will be the first ever where a crap load ow awesome games comes out at the beginning of the year. wooo hooo. Its a nice change of pace.
OnlyOnN4G  +   2390d ago
the bird-rat game???
Do you mean The Last Guardian?


And also Crysis 2 releases fall 2010?
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FamilyGuy  +   2390d ago
You missed FFXIV
There are a lot of people excited for that game as well and they made it sound like it would release a month after FFXIII

Gran Turismo 5 could be this or next year, most likely this year

Darksiders, Qrt1 2010 as well.
leila01  +   2390d ago
Is every publisher just trying to get out of Modern Warfare 2 and ODST's way? Or are these games actually getting delayed for a real reason?
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interrergator  +   2390d ago
i believe its modern warfare 2 im sorry but they cant release them this fall lol which is a good thing i was looking forward to splinter cell :(
Unicron  +   2390d ago
Delays eh? Weird. Looks like both system's impressive fall lineups are being slightly gutted.
KionicWarlord222  +   2390d ago
The sad thing is 2099 titles will effect 2010 titles...

My gosh...why did Modern warefare have to do this ?

EDIt @ below

I want bobby kotick`s head now.

I will not be supporting there game this year .
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Ravage27  +   2390d ago
While we will probably never ever know the true reasons behind all this can't help but suspect that stupid MW2 is behind it all.
My god i can almost picture the Activision people popping off champagnes in celebration..wait they were already doing that when they announce their prediction of 15 million sales a while ago, they are probably having an orgy now or something

@edit yeah i would be quite pissed if i'm a 360 owner too, just like how MAG's delay disappoint me(i know it's not confirmed).

Well at least AC2 is still coming out on Nov, i'm looking forward to it :)
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DARK WITNESS  +   2390d ago
oh bummer... if all these games are moving out the way for Cod4 then i am £%"6 all this time i was thinking i will boycott Modern Warfare 2 and it won't matter because all these great games are coming out..lololol...

oh well, i am still not buy the game. I am making my stand !

I guess that just leave's odst... please don't push it back, please, please !lol
green  +   2390d ago
I don't know if all these delays are good or bad.I am actually disappointed that Conviction is getting delayed but on the other hand, it gives me the opportunity to play some fall 09 titles that i would have overlooked .So it goes like this

Max Payne 3 delay = Confirmed Borderlands purchase.
Splinter Cell conviction delay = Confirmed Dragons Age purchase.
zok310  +   2390d ago
LOL.. yea i know the feeling.
I said the same about COD:World at War, yet a year later I broke down and bought it, got the game on Friday 7/24/09, and i'm already on the last checkpoint on veteran difficulty. I did not know people can snipe with a bazooka, and whats up with the unlimited grenades the AI keeps popping, but I gotta admit, it was a solid COD experience so no doubt MW2 will own this Christmas and well into next year, so as much as we dislike Activision we gotta give it to them and the teams behind COD.
IcyJoker187  +   2390d ago
where the xbots at!
wheres jason
or higg

where they at lol

honestly its a good year to own a ps3! \

edit: mag didnt get officially pushed back so its still 2009 for me

uncharted 2 is the BIGGEST release not the only release ratchet demon souls and other stuff too comin out
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BX81  +   2390d ago
Actually it's a good year to own both systems. MW2 will be beast for the 360, plus the majority of gamers like the 360 controller better for shooters. So I'm pretty sure that will hold them over till another good game comes out. For the PS3 a lot of games got pushed back but really the only game you need is Uncharted 2 to hold you over. So it's good to own both systems...Oh yeah and the dashboard update coming out in AUG for the 360 will enhance the system a little more. As for the Wii now that's a different story. I'm waiting for the new mario the one that allows you to have 4player co-op and Monster hunter 3.
Traveler  +   2390d ago
MW2 is also coming for the PS3. I actually prefer the Dualshock 3 for shooters (or most games for that matter); the analogue sticks have less dead space, are slightly more accurate and have just the right tension. The 360's controller does have better triggers though, but other than that I slightly prefer the PS3's controller. Both controllers work perfectly fine and anybody that tells you one is much better than the other is probably a fanboy.
talltony  +   2390d ago
that is totally true but I have a recomendation for you. Get real triggers for the dual shock 3 and that will pretty much give you the satisfaction that you need if you like triggers better. Still I really dnt mind L1 and R1 for aiming and shooting.
PS360PCROCKS  +   2390d ago
Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   2390d ago
...i hope TWITter and FaceBook still come to my ChatBox 360 this year!!! ;-D
(If Splinter Cell:Conviction has been delayed)

I suppose i could play 'AAA' games on my PS3 while Chatting on my ChatBox 360 at the same time!!! ;-D
KionicWarlord222  +   2390d ago
Xbox 360 owners are beaten.....

*bows to Ken*
lokiroo420  +   2390d ago
Uncharted get too scary, delay box 360 ftw!
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BX81  +   2390d ago
It's more than twitter and facebook. You should check it out so you can step your $hit talking game up. When will the PS3 have these features. I personally don't use any of that crap but it's good to have if you like it. The only feature on the PS3 that I like is that you can buy full retail games.
Traveler  +   2390d ago
It's essentially had those features for a long time. I access Facebook all the time from my PS3's browser. I don't use twitter, but you can do that too.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   2390d ago
If this keeps up....
I will have no choice but to pick up MW2...and love it.In truth I will avoid it,at least Demon Souls,Borderlands,GT5(YES we can),Batman have so far remained unaffected.So many delays so few this all really in preparation for the modernization of warfare?

I see some people are considering boycotting MW2.....We can do this ?? *looks out window,sees nothing unusual,sighs in relief* Yes,we can and we shall.
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Ravage27  +   2390d ago
heh you forgot Uncharted2!
I'm not a hardcore shooting fan so KZ2 is the only FPS i need. Uncharted2 will cover everything else.

There's plenty of games from other genres coming out this fall too. I know i'm picking up DragonAge,R&C,AC2,Borderla nds,FIFA2010, NGSigma2 & Saboteur. I certainly hope GT5 make it in time too! :)
I also highly recommend Demon's Souls for ppl who didn't import it.

And if you own a 360, there's Halo odst,l4d2&forza 3.

So you's pretty easy to avoid MW2 :) I'm not exaggerating when i say there are SO MANY games out there that deserves our cash more than Activision & their MW2
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raztad  +   2390d ago

Im with you. Not a hardcore FPS player as well, KZ2 is good enough for me, and probably something like L4D on PC just for mindless zombie killing fun. MW2 is a non purchase in my books. Dont allow Activision increases game prices.

Already preordered DS, Atlus seems to allocate few copies (look what happened in Japan). Getting R&C:ACiT and UC2 one month after release. AC2 is an option depending on performance. Additionally, I haven't mentioned the load of PSP game I'm planning to buy. Well, something it's sure I need to save a lot of money and get some downtime, good times ahead.
JonnyBigBoss  +   2390d ago
Splinter Cell: Conviction is delayed until early 2010.
Nelson M  +   2390d ago
This is
Terrible News
M337ING  +   2390d ago
Wow, the Xbox 360 line-up for holiday 2009 is looking pretty thin now...
A LIVING LEGEND  +   2390d ago
Delayed until early 2010.....
To accommodate the finishing of the PS3 version.........or rather to make the current version the best possible......or to re-negotiate Ironside's contract? or perhaps they have witnessed the modernization of warfare and are shaken from the experience.Wow,honestly though,early 2010 is shaping up to be the greatest in recent memory,my wallet may disagree but I will have to stand on it to peer over the mountain of gaming goodness.=)
@Ravage-I did it again damn it!! ok,3 strikes I'm out lol.
@Leilla-the bird-rat game? kind of like the ski-doo gun game,post apocalypse bald game,treasure hunter helicopter game? Last Guardian?
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Saaking  +   2390d ago
The fall lineup for BOTH consoles just disappeared in a few months. I can't believe all the games releasing early 2010. It's just insane and it's gonna cost me hundreds of dollars. I work during the summer to get most of my money and since I wasted most of this summer's money already I'll have to wait till next summer to buy many of the games coming out early 2010. There's gonna be very few first day buys next year :'(
Britney Spears  +   2390d ago
Most of the games releasing earl 2010 won't actually release then. There will be some delays to mid and fall 2010. Also Mag is up in the air,we are not sure if it's delayed. Ratchet,Uncharted 2,NGS2,Demons souls,etc are coming for sure and don't forget PS3 already got Infamous and killzone 2 plus MLB 09,they are the only ones that gave good games the first half of 2009.
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Nelson M  +   2390d ago
While The BoTs are Claiming
That this is Bad News !!

I am Claiming This is Great News !!

Because if This MGS wannabe is Pushed back to March
Your gonna be going up against Kratos
And Kratos will Knock 10 Pints of BoT P*ss outa Sam Spinxter Cell Fisher's Ass
Now aint that Great !!!
lokiroo420  +   2390d ago
Haa Haaah!
EvilTwin  +   2390d ago
Red Steel 2 getting bumped to early next year is a bummer for me.

If I have to pick a first-day purchase between it and No More Heroes 2, I'm gonna have to go with NMH2.
Nelson M   2390d ago | Spam
mikemadden  +   2390d ago
Socomer 1979  +   2390d ago

BUT you xbuttz are gonna have lots a fun tweeting those emo goth tears arent ya?
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