Ubisfot CFO Suggests No Relation Between Ratings And Sales

Speaking at the UBS Annual Global Media Conference, Ubisoft CFO, Alain Martinez expected Prince Of Persia to sell around 3 million units. He then warned that it is still too early to make a definite projection on overall sales of the game.

The latest Prince Of Persia has been welcomed with overall positive reviews, but Martinez believes that Ubisoft products have frequently not seen as strong a correlation between sales and ratings as the company has predicted.

"To be honest, when Assassin's Creed launched and got 82 percent, we were desperate, and we thought we were going to die," he recalled. But the game ended up being a runaway hit, exceeding five million units by some reports.

"If you look at our first Prince of Persia [Sands of Time], we thought it was going to do great," he added, "[but] it did two million, so we were kind of disappointed."

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Ubisfot CFO Suggests No Relation Between Ratings And Sales

well gee, considering Ubi's track record with reviews it doesn't surprise me.GRAW for example, the PC one got rave reviews for the most part, and high marks.but the game was bug ridden, glitchy, graphically poor and required much from the system it didn't need, and the AI... god aweful, it made players respect the original GR games even more!the reviews were in no way indicative of the game itself, as they nary mentioned word of the inumerable game killing problems that the title had, but only highlighted few, and mostly false, high points to the game.IMHO i wouldn't doubt theres exchange of cash going to the reviewers from Ubi, as their games seem to get high marks even for shoddy titles.i can't say much for PoP as i haven't gotten it yet, but it has been the case for their PC titles of late. Console ones seem to be pretty good though, despite the reviews are still "too" high in mark for whats essentially an expansion pack (GRAW 2 and R6V2 anyone?) sold at full price.

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