Ubisoft has announced that it has become the second largest publisher in Europe. The French publisher has a 9.5 percent share of the games market in Europe and 11 percent in the U.K.

In the U.S., Ubisoft remains the number 4 publisher. Still its share has grown from 4.8 percent to 6 percent over last year.

Success during the early part of the year was attributed to the launch of Splinter Cell: Conviction and the continued success of Just Dance, Assassin s Creed 2 and James Cameron’s Avatar.