Friday, 24 November, 2017

Assassin's Creed Origins Sales Were Much More Impressive Than Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Assassin's Creed Origins sold twice as much as Syndicate in the first ten days Assassin's Creed Origins Sales Were Much More Impressive Than Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Sherri Watson | 09 November, 2017, 04:10

If you want to go from one corner to the other of Assassin's Creed Origins, you might want to pack a sandwich. For the six-month period ended September 30, 2017, Ubisoft saw a 65.7 percent jump in sales to €466.2 million (~$540.6 million), with second quarter sales reaching €264.2 million (~$306.5 million), versus a target of approximately €190 million (~$220.4 million).

Assassin's Creed Origins is off to a strong start, selling twice as many units as its 2015 predecessor Syndicate did in its first 10 days.

The article notes that 35% of the sales were digital while the rest were physical.

Ubisoft's first-half sales are up 65.7% over the same period a year ago, with digital revenue up 69.1%.

Released on 27 October, Assassin's Creed: Origins arrived on PS4 and Xbox One to some fantastic reviews.

The growth in revenue was driven mainly by the recently released game for Nintendo's Switch console, "Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle" as well as the company's well-known franchises "Rainbow Six Siege", "Ghost Recon Wildlands" and "For Honor". Recurrent spending (read: microtransactions) was up as well.

In Assassin's Creed Origins, players can check out a laptop with a CCTV photograph showing Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce standing above Abstergo Entertainment CEO Olivier Garneau's corpse. As such, the company's popular Assassin's Creed franchise enjoyed a record amount of post launch content, helping to drive Season Pass sales.

For the rest of the line, Ubisoft is planning on continuing to update its service titles.

"The quality of our new releases is the result of our effort to transform our model and make our business more profitable and recurring", Guillemot said. For early 2018, the publisher planning the release of Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2.