ACII's First Week Sales: "Overwhelmingly Positive"
Any game that releases alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the blockbuster title that has officially had the biggest launch in industry history, is destined to fail. ...right?
The competing title would really have to be something special to enjoy any kind of success at all, especially with many gamers tightening their belts over the past few months. Ah, but this only proves just how amazing Assassin's Creed II really is, because Ubisoft has revealed a very promising first-week figure. According to GamerZines, this excellent sequel managed to sell over 1.6 million copies in its first week of availability; a number the publisher calls "overwhelmingly positive." If you're wondering, this is 32% better than the first-week sales of the original AC, which also sold extremely well when it launched almost exactly two years ago. Yes, we all know that Modern Warfare 2 sold 4.7 million copies in the opening day of sales but ACII's performance is very encouraging; many thought it might labor badly in the shadow of Infinity Ward's massively anticipated shooter. But thankfully, a great many have rewarded Ubisoft for one of the best games of the year and they deserve the recognition, damnit.
I don't know about anyone else, but ACII certainly goes in my top 5 for 2009. Nothing will ever top Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but ACII has a chance at vying for second with Killzone 2 and inFamous...
11/24/2009 9:21:52 PM Ben Dutka