The sales represent a significant rise from the series' beginnings. The original Assassin's Creed sold 2.5 million in its first month, making it back in 2007 the fastest-selling new video game IP in the US. Assassin's Creed 3 first month sales falls just short of triple that.
Ubisoft also released some big old stats for the Colonial adventure, revealing 3 billion assassinations have been committed in the game since launch. That suggests an average assassination-per-player count of around 429, which even by video game standards is an awful lot of murder.
LONDON, UK - December 12, 2012 -Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin's Creed® 3 is the fastest-selling game in the company's history, with total sell-through topping the 7 million mark worldwide just one month after its release.
Fans have wasted no time exploring the game's open world, and getting involved in the action-packed story. In solo missions alone, players have accumulated more than 82 centuries of gaming time and committed more than 3 billion assassinations. The deadly action continues in the multiplayer, where more than twice as many players have joined the multiplayer mode compared to Assassin's Creed® Revelations. To date, more than 250 million assassinations have been performed in more than 5 billion multiplayer sessions.
"We are delighted with the performance of Assassin's Creed III this Christmas," said Rob Cooper, UK managing director, Ubisoft. "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."
Customers still can benefit from a special offer on the game in the run up to Christmas. A special edition of the game is currently available at Game stores nationwide and includes the game and the additional unlockable content "A Dangerous Secret".
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011-12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 1.061 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com
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- Key specs
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- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
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