PARIS Feb 7 French videogames publisher Ubisoft
has raised its sales and profit forecasts for the
current financial year after reporting strong demand for games
such as Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 over the crucial
The group now expects to post an underlying operating profit
of 90-100 million euros for the year ending March 31, up from a
previous forecast of 70-100 million euros, it said in a
statement on Thursday.
Sales are seen coming in at 1.24-1.26 billion euros,
compared with a previous forecast of 1.20-1.26 billion euros.
Third-quarter sales rose 23 percent to 802 million euros,
beating the group's own forecast of 740-800 million, and the
company said it was also optimistic for the new fiscal year,
forecasting "further growth in both sales and current operating
(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Greg Mahlich)