Ubisoft has reported on its sales for the quarter ending June 30. Revenue grew 27.2 percent to €131 million ($160.6 million), which is €28 million more than was predicted. That is also up €16 million year on year. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier sales were higher than expected which is one of the main reason for the increase in revenue.
Ubisoft's back catalog sales were down 41% to €39 million, however its online sales increased 112 percent to €27 million. The increase in online sales were due to its free-to-play titles, as well as the Xbox Live Arcade game Trials Evolution. Its free-to-play online service, Uplay, has passed 35 million users.
During the first six months of 2012 Ubisoft was the fourth biggest independent in the United States. Its market share increased to 7.7 percent, up from 7.1 percent during the same period a year ago. In Europe its market share increased by one percent to 8.1 percent and is also the third biggest publisher.