Digital River, a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions, announced that it signed a new e-commerce agreement with Ubisoft, a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. Under the agreement, Digital River will be providing a full range of global e-commerce services to power stores throughout Europe and the U.S. that will support online consumer sales and digital downloads of Ubisoft’s popular brands, including Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
“We continue to expand our e-commerce leadership position in the global online gaming market,” said Joel Ronning, Digital River’s CEO. “We offer publishers multiple revenue models in a single e-commerce solution. From in-store sales, to reoccurring billing and in-game commerce, the strength of our best-of-breed solution continues to attract top game publishers from around the world.”
Ubisoft’s EMEA chief operating officer, Stéphanie Perotti added, “In today’s market, where an increasing number of consumers are making their purchases online, it is important for Ubisoft to equip itself with the best online e-commerce stores. Ubisoft is pleased to be partnering with Digital River, a provider who not only understands the particularities of the video game industry, but has proven its expertise time and time again.”
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft is present in 28 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2008–2009 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated sales of 1.058 billion Euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions, builds and manages online businesses for software and game publishers, consumer electronics manufacturers, distributors, online retailers and affiliates. Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximise online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. The company’s comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud management, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multi-lingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.
Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate Web site at www.digitalriver.com or call +1 952-253-1234.
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In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements, such as statements containing the words, “will,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” and similar words. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others: the Company’s operating history and variability of operating results; competition in the electronic commerce market; the ability of the Company to support the global online sales of Ubisoft products; the market’s acceptance of such offerings; and other risk factors referenced in the Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.