Ubisoft today announced that Assassin's Creed 3 has broken Ubisoft records to become the publisher's fastest-selling title ever. The game sold 7 million copies in the month after its October 30 release date.
“The reception for Assassin’s Creed 3 has been exceptional, and this success has positioned the game among the best sellers of the 2012 holiday season” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA chief marketing & sales officer for Ubisoft. “We knew we had something special on our hands when Assassin’s Creed 3 was launched, and we’re really excited and proud to see how much fans are enjoying the latest installment in the franchise.”
According to Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed 3 players have collectively logged 82 centuries of game time and performed over 3 billion assassinations. The game's multiplayer mode has proved more popular than in previous Assassin's Creed titles, and players have participated in over 5 billion multiplayer matches.
These numbers are a good sign for Ubisoft, which also released released titles such as Far Cry 3 and ZombiU this holiday season. However, 7 million games sold in one month still falls behind the biggest winners in 2012 gaming.
Last month, the Xbox 360 exclusive Halo 4 sold $220 million worth of copies in its first 24 hours. The game's creators stated that four million players had logged onto the game in its first five days of availability.
The king of 2012, though, is Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The yearly blockbuster shooter raked in $500 million on its first day. Though prices aren't static around the world, a quick estimate using an average $60 price tag shows that somewhere around 8 million copies of Black Ops II were sold on its release day alone.