Assassin's Creed III Sells 7 Million Copies

By David Radd

Posted December 13, 2012

Ubisoft revealed today that Assassin's Creed III has sold over 7 million copies worldwide. In solo missions, gamers have played more than 82 centuries of gaming time, performing more than 3 billion in-game assassinations, while in multiplayer over 250 million assassinations have been performed in more than 5 billion multiplayer sessions.

“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, 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.”

Ubisoft has been seeing great success at retail with its holiday slate recently. In the UK, Just Dance 4, Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed III were all in the Chart-Track top 5 for the last week.

“We are delighted with the way these titles are performing in what has been a pretty tough year at retail,” Rob Cooper, U.K. managing director told GamesIndustry International. “This is a fantastic way to move into the all-important Christmas season and I'd like to close the year by thanking all our teams for their hard work in bringing these outstanding games to market.”


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