Assassin's Creed 4 ships 10 million

Ubisoft has revealed that its pirate-themed adventure Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has shipped 10 million copies as of December 31, 2013.

By comparison, Assassin’s Creed III shipped 12 million copies during the same time frame. However, Edward Kenway’s nautical outing performed stronger in the first six weeks of the New Year.

Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, commented: “Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag performed particularly well, reinforcing the franchise’s long-term potential and therefore its upcoming iteration.

"This robust showing was achieved thanks to the excellence of our teams, our extensive development capacities and the efficiency of our Lead and Associate studio structure."

"We expect to reach around 11 million by the end of March, a remarkable performance close to the high end of our plan."

"Pricing was very strong, almost on par with last year's level. We are extremely proud of this achievement notably in the face of a challenging environment and an exceptionally competitive context."

Read our review of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag here.

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