Assassin’s Creed III Is The Fastest Selling Ubisoft Game Ever

By Ishaan . December 12, 2012 . 11:40am

Assassin’s Creed III is the fastest-selling game in Ubisoft’s history, the publisher announced this morning. A month after its release, Assassin’s Creed III has crossed the 7 million mark in worldwide sales.

 

Ubisoft provided a few amusing numbers related to the game:

  • 82 centuries of gaming time across all Assassin’s Creed III players
  • 3 billion single-player assassinations committed to date
  • 250 million assassinations over 5 billion multiplayer sessions

 

As previously reported, Ubisoft have plans to grow the Assassin’s Creed franchise further. They’re currently collaborating with the New Regency production company to develop an Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender.


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  • Freud_Hater

    That’s pretty predictable, really. It’s a great game that has a huge following that has no reason to doubt the quality of the product and there was a ton of advertising. Why WOULDN’T it be their top-seller?

    • Z3

      If only Conner’s participation at the war was as epic as in the trailers, I would have liked the game more

  • eilegz

    its a shame that yearly games its taking over with low quality titles and more repetition than inovation, no wonder why its industry doomed

  • SirRichard

    While I’m glad the series is growing ever popular, ACIII was a massive downer for me and it felt like it took several steps back in different aspects from the last three.

    I’m hoping it’s just teething issues over the new engine and getting it working and something out the door to make money, though judging by a survey they sent out after its release they’re still willing to chance a new game next year.

    • http://openid.anonymity.com/5HuDuQyz Woot

      I pretty much agree with everything you say.

      Unfortunately, I doubt the situation will get any better. Considering that it’s Ubisoft we’re talking about and that they’ve found their golden goose, my hopes for the series to get any better and more appealing, especially for long time fans, are pretty low.

      • SirRichard

        http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/29/assassins-creed-3-survey-pops-the-question-of-co-op-in-series/

        Have a gander yourself, if you’re curious. The post-Brotherhood survey outed the hookblade, bomb-crafting and the return of an older Ezio for Revelations before that game was even revealed, so in amongst all of that are things Ubisoft definitely has lined up for the next one.

        Some of it’s promising, some of it’s all about the execution, but the mentions of Connor returning, more wilderness and an even higher focus on multiplayer (on top of the “would you buy a new AC if it came out next year” not mentioned here, I don’t think) are all worrying for various reasons.

        It’s not looking good, as you say.

  • juma086

    ah yes, video games… the only time killing people is okay.

  • riceisnice

    Oh sweet money. Ubisoft. Ubi very soft~

  • kupomogli

    Buying this game was a mistake. Finishing it was an even bigger mistake. I want my time and money back. Opinion only, but Assassin’s Creed 3 sucked.

  • ryne11

    ‘MERICA!!!

  • Göran Isacson

    While I haven’t played this, or ANY AC-game, I too don’t think this is much of a surprise. It has a big budget for both development and commercials, a big fanbase and a lot of hype. Still, seven million dollars isn’t anything to sneeze at… makes you wonder if Capcom’s gonna try and incorporate some AssCreed elements into Resident Evil next :D *I kid, I kid…*

  • Aoshi00

    I really enjoyed AC3 despite some cons, but could understand why some might not like it.. I really liked the narrative and the detailed and immersive world as w/ other AC games.. weaving historical places and people into the story.. some complained it was a slow set-up from Haytham to Connor, but it really sucked me in, also the navy battle missions were pretty awesome..

    The houses in colonial Boston or New York might not be as grand as Italy’s Renaissance architectures, but I like the Revolutionary War, Native American, and Frontier setting (why I liked Red Dead Redemption).. I mean the game (or ending) could have been better but I did enjoy it. If they are doing this like AC2′s Brotherhood and Revelations, some say next might be War of 1812..

    One thing though is the story really isn’t as epic as the trailers.. but on a more personal level.. I thought Paul Revere was pretty funny :) I would like to play the Benedict Arnold part, but I got the 360 ver.. hope the Season Pass Washington Tyrant alternate history would be cool.

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