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Ubisoft sales jump 27%

Company's new mid-term goal is to capitalise on next-gen consoles and the free-to-play business

Paris headquartered publishing giant Ubisoft has reported a 27 per cent sales jump for the three month period across April and June.

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Sales landed at €131 million, up from the €103 million made over the same period last year.

Ubisoft also cited "strong momentum" in online sales, which have doubled to €27 million, due to free-to-play titles and the successful launch of XBLA game Trials Evolution.

The company has not outlined profit figures in any press materials.

Chief executive Yves Guillemot said the firm's medium term goal "is to capitalise on both the arrival of the new generation of consoles and the ramp-up of the free-to-play segment, which represent two major opportunities for us to step up growth and enhance our profitability".

Ubisoft expects sales in the current July-September quarter to be about €110 million lower than the year prior. Full-year sales targets of €1.2 billion remain intact, with profits expected to come in no higher than €90 million.

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