Ubisoft Made Less Money Last Year, Had Some Huge Franchises

Profits were up, income was down and the Imagine games sold tons in the last 12 months, according to year-end financial results released by Ubisoft today.

The company took in $890.2 million in the 12 month period ending on March 31, 2009. Up from $852.8 million the year before. But operating income was down from $158.0 million from $183.0 million.

The company boasted that its casual line netted nine million units sold for Imagine games, two million units for the My Coach line and five million sold for the Petz games.

New Ubi games Shaun White and HAWX managed 2.8 million and one million units, respectively.

The company also signaled that some sequels sold better than their preceding titles in their series. For Far Cry 2, that unit sales increase from its predecessor was 64% and up for Prince of Persia by 10%. Brothers in Arms was said to be up 35%. (We've asked Ubisoft p.r. if those percentages are in terms of units or sales.)