Far Cry 2 Sells Well, But Is Prince Of Persia Really A Slow Starter?

Ubisoft released some sales figures today as part of their financial results reporting. Listed are the to-date numbers for Far Cry 2, Prince of Persia, Raving Rabbids TV Party & Shaun White Snowboarding.

Shaun White enjoyed a surprisingly strong debut, selling 2.3 million copies worldwide and becoming the second-highest-selling sports title in the US behind Madden.

Raving Rabbids TV party also did better than you or I would have predicted, moving 1.5 million units despite Ubisoft's best attempts at driving the once-lovable little white psychopaths into the ground.

Now for the interesting stuff. Far Cry 2 proved that, as many people believed, it's a slow-burner, selling 2.9 million copies worldwide since release. Ubisoft were happy with that (and Raving Rabbids), so happy that they reckon it "offset the impact of a slower take-off for Prince of Persia".

Slower take-off? It's sold 2.2 million copies since December, an impressive tally for a game that's only just been released and was caught in the wake of bigger holiday releases like Gears 2, Fallout 3 and Fable II. Just how many copies were Ubisoft expecting to sell?