Assassin’s Creed III sales top 7 million
posted on 12.12.12 at 12:20 PM EST by (@salromano)
Over 82 centuries worth of gameplay time accumulated.

Sales of Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed III have topped 7 million worldwide, making it the fastest-selling game in the publisher’s history, it has announced. 

“The reception for Assassin’s Creed III has been exceptional, and this success has positioned the game among the best sellers of the 2012 holiday season” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “We knew we had something special on our hands when Assassin’s Creed III was launched, and we’re really excited and proud to see how much fans are enjoying the latest installment in the franchise.”

Since launch, gamers have accumulated over 82 centuries worth of gameplay time, committed over 3 billion in-game assassinations, and in multiplayer, over 250 million assassinations have been performed in over 5 billion gameplay sessions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

    And i’m only 20 hours of the 820 years.
    I only beat the Original Assassin’s Creed game when it came out.
    Haven’t bought a game since.

  • http://twitter.com/gamesreflexoes Celebrinando

    Where are the “anual franchise haters” now?

    • YangTerlupakan

      not this again -_-

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000720552713 Paulo Campos

    to bad it’s a “call of duty” game, people only buy it because of it’s name, ever since revelations assasins creed sucks, when 1-2-brotherhood came out it was something revolutionary but now it’s getting old, well, i guess some people still like them, and i mean the ones that didn’t buy it cuz it has “assasins creed” in it’s cover.

    • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

      it sucks since 1st came out

      • DrForbidden

        From your two posts in this article, it’s obvious you’re a troll, so here’s a thumbs down for you. *****

        • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

          Moderator – I edited some of these comments. Just stop please, thanks.

    • Speedo Redempteur

      it’s not that bad of a game ..creed 3 has serious problem but had moments where it was really good i think creed 3 really lacked a little of polish that’s all

      that and more naval battles

    • DichaTesoro

      AC3 is a really good game. Can understand why people think CoD with the way the titles have been released these past four years, but really, most will buy it for the continuing story or because they enjoy the gameplay. Now if it was just the multiplayer selling it, that would be another thing. Still, I don’t understand the hate CoD gets, it’s just another game that’s just really popular.

      • http://twitter.com/gamesreflexoes Celebrinando

        all popular thing get hate from the people, because they are jealous about the success, it is a fact!

    • DrForbidden

      I’m a big fan of the franchise, and loved the first 2 games after the original. Revelations was pretty okay, certainly not terrible. I haven’t bought ACIII, as the word I got was that they retained next to nothing of the gameplay elements which I love in this installment.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        I’m enjoying it quite a bit so far. The optional objectives are still questionable. They have been since Brotherhood though, so that really isn’t new. (Probably my #1 gripe so far.)

        The controls are a bit different, mostly some small tweaks. I got used to them pretty quickly.

        The main change is the story, the time era it takes place in, etc. If you don’t think that period is going to interest you, then the game is probably not for you.

        It’s been very refreshing for me. I can’t think of many other games that take place in this time period.

        The frontier is pretty great. You can go out and hunt animals for skins, or you can go exploring, looking for treasure, templar bases, hidden areas, and of course viewpoints.

        The way they have tweaked the combat is for the better in my opinion. It’s hard for me to explain it all, but it feels really fluid. You can’t just spam attacks and win either.

        The start of the game is not exactly what you expect. It does feature some important historical names, which I found very interesting.

        I haven’t finished the game yet, so I’ll have to get back to you.

        • DrForbidden

          It’s not the time period, to be honest. I absolutely love historical fiction, regardless of location and era. I’m also aware of who we have to play as at the beginning of the game.

          My concerns actually stem from what I read about the lack of stealth, the dumbed-down controls, and the one-dimensional protagonist. IIRC a lot of people had issues with the fast travel and menus, and apparently horse-riding is now a total pain. There also appear to be more ‘frustration-inducing gameplay elements’, inserted for no obvious reason other than to make things difficult for the player (see the Kotaku article from a couple of days ago).

          I haven’t played the game, these are just the impressions I got from some user reviews. I might still give this game a shot after Ubisoft release the inevitable Complete Edition next year.

          • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

            I still play it stealthy, I’ll admit, for the most part it’s a choice now, but a few missions do reward you for stealth knock outs and such.

            I’ve had no issues with the horse riding, and the fast travel is not something I use much. It’s also optional but I like to hunt animals and such on my way to stuff. (You have to unlock most of the fast travel stuff.)

            The controls are simpler, but I’m not sure I’d say they make the game any easier. The climbing and stuff is a bit smoother, but it’s mostly because you only have to use one button.

            They have fixed a bunch of bugs, but it does have some head scratching gameplay moments. I think many of them tie into the optional objectives, which I said was my #1 problem with AC3. (Kotaku has mentioned them in the articles as well.)

            Honestly, I think most of the bad objectives are fairly lazy additions. Some of them are fairly nice, but every few missions you have one or two of them that are really stupid. You have to kinda do a trial and error thing or use a guide to figure out just what the objective is asking you to do, and how to do it.

            I can’t give a definitive answer when it comes to Connor. He is starting to grow on me as I play it more though

            Hmmm… I suppose what I’m trying to say is, give the game a try sometime and judge it for yourself. I think lots of this stuff is nitpicking, and the game deserves it. You have to nitpick a game like this, because it does so many things right.

            The music is amazing, the voice work is really strong, and the combat is really fun in my opinion. It also has things the past games have, the exploration, the beautiful vistas and impressive open world visuals.

            They actually changed more than I expected them to with AC3, and I just can’t be overly critical about it. Most fans asked for changes, and we got them. For the most part, the changes are solid. I think it comes back to some of the same problems that have haunted the series for years now.

            This is all just my opinion and impressions from what I’ve played. I just think some of the negativity is a bit overblown. I’m playing it and enjoying it as much as the past games so far.

    • http://twitter.com/gamesreflexoes Celebrinando

      people dont buy for the cover, they buy for the trailers, gameplays, demos, only dumb idiots spend 60 dollars in something that they dont know nothing about. And I can’t believe that u said “I guess SOME people like them”…OMFG it was 7 million, MILLIONS, MILLIONS copies sold!! If AC series will get a downfall in the future, it is so far far away. For me, you are just a troll hater. And about Revelations, for me and IGN, it is the best AC EVER made.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Congrats to Ubisoft and the developers who made the games. I really like the series, which reminds me… I need to get back to finishing up AC3.

    • Locksus

      How are you liking Connor, Zero? I thought he was pretty bland and an extremely annoying character. The game was fine otherwise.
      A little disappointed, though, as I thought the game looked miles better than AC2.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        He is growing on me. Like I said in my post below, I need to finish the game before I make my final decision. =)

  • PrinceHeir

    wow O__O

    still the game is riddled with bugs and glitches.

    will wait for a complete edition :P