Following better than expected performance of its Rainbow Six Vegas 2
, which has thus far sold some 2 million units, Ubisoft has announced it is raising its full year guidance from 857 million euros ($1.35 billion) to 920 million ($1.45 billion).
The publisher has also said it is fourth quarter guidance has been raised from 165 million euros ($260.5 million) to 210 million ($331.5 million).
President and CEO Yves Guillemot said the performance of its Assassin's Creed
and casual 'Games For Everyone' brand have also seen continued "strong performance," and added that Rainbow Six Vegas 2
is "ranked among the top games on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in almost every country."
"As expected," he concluded, "2008 is off to be a record year for the video game market and our games have performed remarkably well in this context."