Ubisoft is a company with plenty of history behind it — it was founded way back in 1986 — but surprisingly its most popular franchises have only come recently.

The French publisher has recently revealed sales figures for its key titles, with Assassin's Creed topping the list at an incredible 73 million — an amazing achievement when you consider that it only began in 2007. The series has spanned a wide range of formats, with recent entries Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag hitting the Wii U.

The Just Dance franchise is in second place with a cool 48 million units retailed — the majority of which will surely have been sold on the Nintendo Wii.

Further down the list, Tom Clancy's titles have sold 81 million copies over three different franchises, and the Rayman series has achieved lifetime sales of 25 million.

Here's the full list:

  • Assassin's Creed: 73 million
  • Just Dance: 48 million
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: 30 million
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: 26 million
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: 25 million
  • Petz: 24 million
  • Rayman: 25 million
  • Imagine: 21 million
  • Prince of Persia: 20 million
  • Driver: 19 million
  • Far Cry: 18 million
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids: 14 million
  • The Settlers: 10 million
  • The Experience: 9 million
  • Anno: 5 million

Do any of those figures surprise you? Were you expecting veteran franchises like Prince of Persia and Far Cry to rank higher? Let us know by posting a comment below.

[via gamesindustry.biz]