Assassin's Creed 2 sales to be 15% higher than first game
- Posted July 28th, 2009 at 12:57 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 32 Comments
Ubisoft has said that it expects sales of Assassin’s Creed 2 to be 15 percent greater than that of the first game, a belief primarily attributed to the addition of a PSP entry in the popular stealth franchise later this year.
Speaking during a conference call yesterday, Ubisoft executive director, Alan Corre, stated, "Following the strong showing of Assassin's Creed at E3 and the current buzz, we now think the game should be selling around 15 per cent more units than the first title.”
"Our previous guidance suggested it was going to sell less units than the first title. Most of this performance actually comes from the addition of one platform, the PSP, of which Assassin's Creed was not released in the past. Half of this performance is done with guaranteed bundles.”
Furthermore, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has confirmed that pre-orders for the stealthy sequel have already surpassed those of the first title: “Assassin's Creed 2 pre-orders are much higher than the previous title and the game is really coming along very well," said Guillemot.
The original Assassin’s Creed was released in November 2007 and has since gone to shift a whopping eight million copies globally. The sequel will arrive on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in November 2009. The PSP entry, Bloodlines, is due on November 10.
- 8:03am EDT - July 28th, 2009
the PSP version isnt due til Nov 2010? wow i didnt know that
Im sure this game will sell great, the first one sold TONNES, even though it got some average reviews
- 8:17am EDT - July 28th, 2009
Assassins creed rulz
- 8:20am EDT - July 28th, 2009
- 8:22am EDT - July 28th, 2009
I loved the 1st although it was repetitive but storyline kept me glued.
I see they also delayed Conviction, claiming it was for polish purposes but imo Ubi surely did not want Ubi title clashing with Ubi title when a delay means more profits all around.
Certainly buying AC2 and Conviction for that matter.
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- 8:29am EDT - July 28th, 2009
Jesus with Uncharted 2 around I'm not bothering with the full price Assassins Creed 2 since it'll obviously become boring so fast
- 8:34am EDT - July 28th, 2009
I hope you are joking DarkVincent07. The game is due November 10th of this year. :lol:
I really want this game cause the first was awesome and this looks to be better, but I do not have the money for it. :(
Also want the PSP version but don't have a PSP yet and have no money for that either.
- 8:50am EDT - July 28th, 2009
what pointless news. this game bored me from the gameplay video. AC1 was good but after 5th assassination i was falling asleep.
- 9:03am EDT - July 28th, 2009
Even though not alot of people liked the first game. Chances are there probably buying the next though! Hate it all you want but ur still buying!!
- 9:26am EDT - July 28th, 2009
The PSP game should help the PS3 version sales.
- 9:47am EDT - July 28th, 2009
Everybody here hates way too much on multi-platform titles.
The first one was repetitive yes, but Ubisoft actually listens to their fans and delivers great games. My money is on AC2 being improved in every aspect from the original.
- 10:15am EDT - July 28th, 2009
Speak for yourself @ 8
- 10:18am EDT - July 28th, 2009
Naw theres much better games I'd rather spend money on. You know, ones that won't be boring!
- 10:33am EDT - July 28th, 2009
@1 he said nov 10 not nov 2010
- 10:58am EDT - July 28th, 2009
But will the scores be 15% higher hmm?
- 11:00am EDT - July 28th, 2009
its a great game, im confident it'll be a better sequal. sales should be good
- 11:03am EDT - July 28th, 2009
really happy this is not being pushed back... def gonna emjoy this and the PSP version
- 11:20am EDT - July 28th, 2009
For sales to be 15% higher, the game will have to be 20% more overrated. Pass.
- 12:07pm EDT - July 28th, 2009
i'm not sure about this.. i didn't like the first one but the prince of persia game ruled
- 12:16pm EDT - July 28th, 2009
I am definitly going to get both, I love the Assassin's Creed series!
- 12:44pm EDT - July 28th, 2009
im getting this one!
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