The PS Vita edition of Assassin's Creed 3 is edging close to the 600,000 unit sales milestone, Ubisoft has said.
Speaking at a investor meeting earlier today Yves Guillemot, the publisher's longstanding chief executive, said that about a quarter of the game's revenue was driven by download sales.
He added that, following a positive Q3 financial report for investors, the corporation would maintain its strategy of releasing key games early on new systems.
A spokesperson for Ubisoft added: "We wouldn't discount PS Vita - if you have the right product at the right quality - it could work".
CVG's Assassin's Creed Vita review hailed the game as "a triumph on handheld".
At the meeting the company also revealed plans to publish a new Assassin's Creed game during the 2014 financial year.