Assassin’s Creed III was not the universal hit that Assassin’s Creed II was, but that hasn’t stopped the game from becoming Ubisoft’s fastest selling title. Assassin’s Creed III sold 3.5 million copies the first week and has since doubled that number to reach 7 million sold copies.
The first Assassin’s Creed game was no slouch when it came to sales either as the game moved approximately 2.5 million copies the first month it was released. But the fact that Assassin’s Creed III moved 3.5 million in one week indicates the franchise has grown immensely more popular these past few years.
Ubisoft went on to say that over 3 billion assassinations have taken place over a period of 82 centuries in just the single player campaign. The multiplayer “sessions” would add another 250 million assassinations to the 3 billion total. That is a lot of killing, especially for someone considered to be the “hero” of a game.
It will be interesting to see if Ubisoft continues the tradition of releasing an Assassin’s Creed game every year next year. At this point you have to start worrying about creating franchise fatigue with the Assassin’s Creed series. What do you think, should Ubisoft release another Assassin’s Creed game next year or should they take a year off?