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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sold 500K copies, boosted Far Cry 3 sales, Ubisoft CEO says

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Ubisoft's downloadable, standalone game built on the Far Cry 3 engine, sold more than 500,000 copies in its first two months and boosted the sales of Far Cry 3, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told GamesIndustry International.

Guillemot said that he was "very happy" with the success of both games, which could allow Ubisoft to experiment with that type of offshoot development again. Blood Dragon's creative director Dean Evans has already expressed interest in a sequel to the spinoff.

Guillemot said he revealed the sales for the downloadable game because he believes that transparency and information help the industry as a whole.

"It gives all the industry better visibility on what's happening," Guillemot said. "And not just the industry, but all the supporters of the industry and the financial community, as well. So we need to have more information to help the industry continue to grow."

For more on both games, check out Polygon's Far Cry 3 review as well as our Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon review.