Driver: San Francisco has deservedly exceeded its sales expectations.

The publisher also praised the performance of its Eric Chahi developed god game, From Dust, during its Q2 sales report.

Total sales came in at €249 million, down just 4.6% from €261 million the previous year.

"First-half sales have come in around 30 per cent higher than our initial targets," said CEO Yves Guillemot.

"This performance reflects: an 85 per cent growth in our online segment; a solid showing by our back catalog, driven by Just Dance, Michael Jackson The Experience and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, which confirms players' enthusiasm for these flagship brands; and better-than-expected sales for Driver San Francisco, boosted by very good reviews.

"Our strong sales figure drove another sharp increase in gross profit and enhanced our earnings performance."

Ubisoft also confirmed that the Assassin's Creed franchise has now sold over 31 million copies. The publisher continued that it believes its latest title, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, has the potential to beat the numbers of Brotherhood, but it has "budgeted prudently below [Brotherhood's] performance".