Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft saw first quarter sales drop by a third compared to last year, to €103 million ($147m / £90.8m).
Despite the drop, sales exceeded expectations thanks to catalogue sales of titles including Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and various dance games.
Online sales were up 45 per cent to €12.5 million with Outland and Might & Magic Clash of Heroes performing well.
"Ubisoft turned in a solid performance in the first fiscal quarter thanks to a strong increase in our online and back-catalogue sales, fuelled notably by continuing solid sales of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood," said CEO Yves Guillemot.
"This initial positive back-catalogue trend reflects our prudent sell-in approach as well as the quality of our product portfolio. It also supports our expectation of an improved gross margin."