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Ubi Q1 figures – Conviction sells 1.9 million, Driver delayed into 2011

VG247: Ubisoft’s just announced that Splinter Cell: Conviction has sold just under 2 million units, selling 1.9 million units since its launch back in April.

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MRJENKINS2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

wow 2 mill idk i thought it will sell way less

NYC_Gamer2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

i guess its the end of the old school gameplay format of splinter cell

captain-obvious2654d ago

2 millions on PC and 360
i think its just ok

morganfell2654d ago

2 million on PC and 360 is not enough to recomp development costs due to massive delays. Ubisoft shareholders are going to be howkling for some sort of action to turn a profit.

Funky Town_TX2654d ago

how much money did they spend on dev?

Blaze9292654d ago

he doesn't know - just talking random bull as usual.

iFLOWLIKEWATER2654d ago

eah, that guy cracks me up sometimes.

Hands Up For Games2654d ago

Im going to just boo you're comment as thats all its worth.

Boooooooooooo!!!!

*I expect to get more disagrees than comments here :)*

gaffyh2654d ago

I'm not going to deny that this is a good amount of sales for a good game. However, it is important to note that in the investor call and in the press release (available on Ubi's IR site), they specifically mention that the game has "sold in" 1.9 million.

What does "sell in" mean? It means shipped i.e. sold to the retailer, not consumer.

Still good, but it is clear that a lot of these will be selling at discounted rates.

SOAD2654d ago

The publisher makes all the money it's going to make on the game when it ships it to a retailer. The retailer pays the publisher's share of the game when it purchases it. And then whatever money the retailer makes from selling it to a consumer belongs to the retailer.

I've said this before. The publisher or manufacturer of a product doesn't give a damn if the game sells to a consumer or not. As long as the retailer has anticipated demand for a game and paid for 1.9 million units, Ubisoft has made money off those 1.9 million units.

DaTruth2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

I'm pretty sure you're wrong on that. I work for a huge beverage company and if the retailer can't sell the product, the company has to buy back the product from the retailer.

And I'm pretty sure I've read numerous comments from posters who work for Gamestop, etc. say that the stores get refunds or incentives when they are unable to sell games or the MSRP goes down, that is how they are able to drop the price without taking loses.

No guarantees or links here, just an alternate perspective.

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outrageous2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Great game deserved to sell 10 million copies. Great single player, great co-op and great multi-player. There are games offering far less at the same price. One of my favorite games not only this year but this gen.

The demo is still up on XBL and is one of the most downloaded along with Crackdown. I'm a little surprised the PS3 version has not been announced yet. Maybe it will be a holiday release on PS3.

Here's the demo walk through Ubi released. This is the assault version, I'll post the stealth version if I can find it.

Independent_Charles2654d ago

it was a good game but not long enough

outrageous2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Compare this to the previous demo walk through. Ubi-soft was trying to show that the game is playable anyway you want. Attack in an assault or stealth manner, making the replay value very high.

Imagine 8+ hours of this, ( plus co-op and multi-player ) which is how long it took me on realistic mode. My only gripe was the u-play feature that ubi-soft implemented with the game. It requires you the join u-play to unlock features. Not big on black mail.

YouAndSpaghetti2654d ago

SP was too short, i beat it in 5 hours which is actually long compared to my buddy who only took 3 hours to play through. Now co-op was fun but repetitive, plain and unthoughtful, but that was on the PC, one of the more horrible ports ever. Poor framerates no matter how high end your rig is. Ps3 would do fine without this game, its not like it stands out from the vast amount of games released these past 2 years.

BABY-JEDI2654d ago

With the previous sales within the series? Just wondering as this will inevitably play a part in the decision if it will appear on the PS3 ????
Does any big brainy person know?

jetlian2654d ago

fairly high most only average 1-2 million with like the original at 3-3.5 million

Titanz2654d ago

But not the kind of numbers I was expecting.

Hopefully, a sequel is in the works.

BeaArthur2654d ago

I was actually expecting it to sell less. Not being on the PS3 definitely hurt sales and already having it reach almost 2 million only a few months after its release is pretty impressive.

trounbyfire2654d ago

wonder if the "SC for PS3" would sell better or if the franchise is losing steam

just a question

T9X692654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

Doubt it, every other Splinter Cell game has sold more on Xbox/Xbox 360 than PS2/PS3. SC fans are in the same boat as SOCOM fans, SC fans want Chaos Theory 2 and SOCOM fans want SOCOM 2 HD. Both strong fanbases that are stuck on the old games, including myself. SOCOM 2 FTW

EDIT: @Folezicle - I don't think any PS3 exclusive sold 5 million, MGS4 is close with around 4.8 but other than that most PS3 exclusives sell around 1.5 million with the exception of games like God Of War, Uncharted and LBP.

Folezicle2654d ago

Nor does every PS3 exclusive

ClownBelt2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

@Folezicle

Oh every PS3 owners know that. But every 360 owner believes that every one of their games sells over 5 million.

@below
It's a hyperbole. *roll eyes*

Independent_Charles2654d ago (Edited 2654d ago )

proof...

no i didnt think so. ill agree 100% that some jackass has said that but that doesnt mean every 360 fan thinks this. #

edit: yeah ok ;)

NYC_Gamer2654d ago

i wouldnt buy this game even if ubi released it for ps3...they ruined the old format

Independent_Charles2654d ago

honestly, it is worth a rent cause it is differant and it has a good but slightly short campaign, but youll miss out of you dont play it. my honest opinion

OSU_Gamer2654d ago

A different format doesn't mean its a bad game, its just different. If nothing ever changed and evolved, I would hate to imagine how shitty this world would be.

nickjkl2654d ago

so still waiting for splinter cell conviction ps3 version we all know its coming

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

with conviction being the only one not on playstation

jay22654d ago

Why are Ubi watting their pants RE game releases near xmas, I'm angry about Driver, I was looking forward to that, not too keen on the A.C games eithert.

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