Assassin’s Creed has become the fastest selling IP in the US to date, having sold nearly five million copies to date since its launch only last month. This will be a huge achievement for Ubisoft’s 2007 to 2008 fiscal years that ends March 31, 2008.
Publisher Ubisoft says that Assassin’s Creed has had a “record performance” through the sales, making it "the fastest-selling new video game intellectual property in the US ever" the company said.
This is all without the PC version being released, which will see light next year. Furthermore, this does have to come as a wakeup call for Sony as Assassin’s Creed was originally a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Through industry back-alley deals, where lots and lots money is involved; Sony ultimately lost the exclusive to the Xbox 360 and eventually PC.
Assassin’s Creed is still holding firm on the PS3 and continues to help push hardware; however, just imagine if it were still a PS3 exclusive and the possible success this could have brought. No need to ponder in the past, just give Assassin’s Creed its respect and hope for the better in the future in regards to PS3 exclusivity.