Ubisoft says FY15 H1 mobile game revenues already 45% higher than FY14

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Ubisoft says FY15 H1 mobile game revenues already 45% higher than FY14

After a difficult FY14, Ubisoft (EPA:UBI) has announced its half year FY15 financials, for the six months ending 30 September 2014.

Sales were $610 million (€484 million), up 65 percent year-on-year.

However, second quarter sales were $156 million (€124 million), down 43 percent year-on-year, although Ubisoft had predicted sales of only $106 million (€84 million).

The company generated $30 million (€24 million) in net income in H1, compared to a loss of $124 million (€98 million) 12 months ago.

The dogs that barked

The ongoing success of Ubisoft's Watchdogs game, with over 9 million sold, was the main positive during the period.

More generally, Ubisoft has also seen strong performance from its digital gaming sector, including mobile.

As a category, digital sales accounted for 28 percent of overall H1 sales, or $170 million (€135 million).

Ubisoft's recent FY sales, with rising digital sales shown in bright green

Ubisoft doesn't specifically break out mobile game revenues, but it noted that they were up 6-fold during the period, and already 45 percent higher than the category's total for FY14.

Key titles for Ubisoft were Trials Frontier, Assassins Creed Pirates, Hungary Shark Evolution and the CSI franchise.

[source: Ubisoft]

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