Brotherhood Breaks Pre-Order Record, AC Sales Hit 19 Million
If you've bought an Assassin's Creed title in the past and/or pre-ordered the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, you aren't alone.
Ubisoft has revealed that Brotherhood, the latest entry in the critically acclaimed franchise and the first to boast multiplayer, has broken the franchise's pre-order record. Incentives have likely helped; in the US, Ubisoft is offering an exclusive character for the multiplayer mode and on top of which, anybody who got the PS3 version was treated to a voucher code for the beta trial. All told, the AC games have surpassed the 19 million sales mark, which is pretty darn impressive but well deserved in our eyes. Remember, last year's Assassin's Creed II came out within a week of the mega-blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Ubisoft's stellar production still managed to sell extremely well. We're expecting nothing less than near-perfection with Brotherhood and if the developers have done their job again, another AC installment should be in the running for Game of the Year.
But we won't get ahead of ourselves. This has been a pretty great year for memorable titles already, and the competition is a wee bit out of control.
10/20/2010 10:34:23 AM Ben Dutka