Assassin's Creed III Hits 3.5 Million, Watch Dogs Drops In 2013
Assassin's Creed III is the bomb-diggity. Yeah, that's right, 90s reference, kiddies.
Ubisoft has revealed some great news after releasing their numbers for the six-month period ending September 30.
First and foremost, the recently released Assassin's Creed III only needed one week to hit an estimated 3.5 million copies in worldwide sales. If you're wondering, that's 100% more than Assassin's Creed: Revelations sold in its first week last year. That's great news for a game that has been so highly promoted; after all, if you dump that much into advertising, you kinda want a big return. In addition, the company confirmed that their highly anticipated new IP, Watch Dogs, will launch some time next year. If you remember, the game turned a lot of heads at E3 2012.
As for Ubisoft's six-month numbers, they posted a €32.3 million ($41.35 million) loss, which is a little down from the €37.1 million ($47.55) loss during the same period in 2011. However, revenue came in at €279.2 million ($357.88 million), which is an increase of 12.1%; this was thanks in part to the well-received Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and back catalog sales. Oh, and Ubisoft's online section surged 59% to €28 million ($35.9 million). But we repeat: ACIII rules.
11/6/2012 9:44:56 PM John Shepard