Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series has always sold well ever since it debuted back in 2007. Assassin’s Creed III was released a little over a month ago, and Ubisoft is announcing today the game has sold seven million copies within its first month.
Ubisoft’s UK Managing Director, Rob Cooper, had the following to share in regards to today’s news:
“We are delighted with the performance of Assassin’s Creed III this Christmas. This is a beautiful and epic game of exceptional quality and we’re pleased that our fans have responded so well to the brand new universe, storyline and game experience.”
With today’s news, Assassin’s Creed III becomes Ubisoft’s fastest selling title beating out all previously released Assassin’s Creed title’s total sales, not just the first month.
Seven million copies in one month is impressive, but nowhere near the numbers of Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Still, Ubisoft should enjoy its time in the sun and we’re hoping we hear similar news for another one of its games, Far Cry 3, to come next month. We enjoy frolicking through the American Revolution as much as the next guy, but an open-world first-person shooter set on a tropical paradise is where it’s at.
[Edited to correct opening paragraph where Assassin's Creed mistakingly was said to debut in 2011, when it actually debuted in 2007.]