Assassin's Creed 3

Art-illeryArt-illery Posts: 743 ✭✭✭✭
edited November 2012 in The Arcade
Assassin's Creed 3 Breaks Ubisoft's Record with 40 Million Pre-orders


Ubisoft has built its Assassins Creed Franchise into a veritable avalanche of hype, and apparently it’s paid off. Assassin’s Creed 3 is Ubisoft’s most pre-ordered game ever, more than doubling the company’s previous record holder: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. The game comes out next Tuesday, and it’s already sold 40 million copies worldwide.

It’s not hard to see why this happens – Assassins Creed 3 has all the benefits of an established franchise with all the excitement of a new IP. It’s the same game we know and love, only it’s in a different time period and its completely different. What’s great for Ubi, too, is that this model can be replicated for years and years to come. The time-hopping premise of the series means that it can milk the Revolutionary War for a year or two, and then move on to an entirely new era with all the buzz that comes with that.

It doesn’t hurt that Assassin’s Creed 3 is looking like a great game. The previous installments were criticized for being derivative and repetitive, but this new game has a wealth of new material. It was one of the clear standouts at E3 this year and it comes to the game with some tried and true mechanics. A mess of DLC could turn this into one of the biggest moneymakers of the holiday season.

Article Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/10/25/assassins-creed-3-breaks-ubisofts-record-with-40-million-pre-orders/
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  • funkdocdamcfunkdocdamc Posts: 3,616 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL @ this bullshit. The AC franchise as a whole isn't even at 40 mil but we supposed to believe that this one game has 40 million pre-orders?...fuck outta here (I did pre-order it tho lol).
    sapo614VulcanRaven
  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 6,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looking forward to AC:Liberation.
    VulcanRaven
  • SionSion Moderator, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 25,060 Regulator
    Holy shit that's insane.....
  • grumpy_new_yorkergrumpy_new_yorker Reppin' The 631 Posts: 5,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    impossible

    first 3 games sold 28 million combined worldwide.


    genocidecutterVulcanRaveni fit
  • themadlionsfanthemadlionsfan Posts: 7,898 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll be gettin my AC vita bundle as well as AC3
    VulcanRaven
  • PimpMVPPimpMVP Posts: 6,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    AC is a wack franchise
    themadlionsfaniKingGodGivBizVulcanRavenStoneColdMikeyToppsMrSoutCityS.jR.deemula420
  • themadlionsfanthemadlionsfan Posts: 7,898 ✭✭✭✭✭
    PimpMVP wrote: »
    AC is a wack franchise

    Shut up
  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 20,898 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Go it reserved.
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Best game this gen
  • Art-illeryArt-illery Posts: 743 ✭✭✭✭
    Fuck... If only I didn't have to pay rent! Even if I did have the money, all of the stores are probably SOLD OUT of this game! There was only one game in my life that I knew of that sold out everywhere I went when it dropped (I think I bought the last copy at one store). That game was Final Fantasy 7. Ubisoft eatin.
  • hueyhuey Posts: 10,004 ✭✭✭✭✭
    im not into preordering, Ill wait till prices drop
    VulcanRavenToppsnawledge_godFigo
  • vageneral08vageneral08 Fuck how ya feel Posts: 16,882 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL @ this bullshit. The AC franchise as a whole isn't even at 40 mil but we supposed to believe that this one game has 40 million pre-orders?...fuck outta here (I did pre-order it tho lol).

    ok and? after the last one this game alone is turning heads bruh so it's believable....I got my pre-order like a muthafucka
    funkdocdamcjoshuaboyVulcanRavenhuey
  • vageneral08vageneral08 Fuck how ya feel Posts: 16,882 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Art-illery wrote: »
    Fuck... If only I didn't have to pay rent! Even if I did have the money, all of the stores are probably SOLD OUT of this game! There was only one game in my life that I knew of that sold out everywhere I went when it dropped (I think I bought the last copy at one store). That game was Final Fantasy 7. Ubisoft eatin.

    You dont have $5 to pre-order? that's all it takes to get it at gamestop
    deemula420
  • grumpy_new_yorkergrumpy_new_yorker Reppin' The 631 Posts: 5,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    LOL @ this bullshit. The AC franchise as a whole isn't even at 40 mil but we supposed to believe that this one game has 40 million pre-orders?...fuck outta here (I did pre-order it tho lol).

    ok and? after the last one this game alone is turning heads bruh so it's believable....I got my pre-order like a muthafucka

    think about it for a second. do you really think AC3 has almost 10x the amount of preorders Black Ops 1 did? [BO1 had 4.5 million worldwide] it's either a marketing scheme or a typo. i hope the game is successful never the less.

    taken 2 minutes ago @ www.vgchartz.com. granted this is on the NA preorder numbers, but this is where the series is most popular.
    vg.png

    http://www.vgchartz.com/preorders/
  • funkdocdamcfunkdocdamc Posts: 3,616 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL @ this bullshit. The AC franchise as a whole isn't even at 40 mil but we supposed to believe that this one game has 40 million pre-orders?...fuck outta here (I did pre-order it tho lol).

    ok and? after the last one this game alone is turning heads bruh so it's believable....I got my pre-order like a muthafucka
    smh, no, no it's not. The article he quoted is wrong:


    Assassin’s Creed III Pre-Orders Break Ubisoft Record
    More than twice the number of Assassin’s Creed Revelations.
    by Andrew Goldfarb
    October 25, 2012

    Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed III is the most pre-ordered game in company history. According to Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed III pre-orders have “more than doubled” the number of pre-orders for Assassin’s Creed Revelations, which was the previous pre-order record holder.

    GameStop president Tony Bartel said pre-orders are “nearly 100% higher than last year, putting the game on track to be one of the top titles of 2012” and Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key added that “this impressive pre-order mark is just a hint of the game’s potential.”


    Revelations only sold 3.72 on 360 and 3.69 on PS3 worldwide. He said more than doubled, but didn't say triple, quadrupled, etc. You can do the math, but I'll give you a hint, it's not even close to 40 million. Either way, I'm picking my shit up next Tuesday.
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 15,181 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How many of those did Ubisoft pre order? This means nothing since this is not units sold and pre orders can be canceled.

    Will wait for a price drop since they should have used this concept instead of making the last two games.
    The Vita game looks better too.
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    I'm not waiting. Getting this Day 1 and buying the Vita bundle when it drops
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 15,181 ✭✭✭✭✭
    joshuaboy wrote: »
    I'm not waiting. Getting this Day 1 and buying the Vita bundle when it drops

    lol I'll come take your copy.
  • ShencotheMCShencotheMC KING Posts: 24,113 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My brother already got his pre-ordered so I'm just waiting for the release date.
  • Art-illeryArt-illery Posts: 743 ✭✭✭✭
    Art-illery wrote: »
    Fuck... If only I didn't have to pay rent! Even if I did have the money, all of the stores are probably SOLD OUT of this game! There was only one game in my life that I knew of that sold out everywhere I went when it dropped (I think I bought the last copy at one store). That game was Final Fantasy 7. Ubisoft eatin.

    You dont have $5 to pre-order? that's all it takes to get it at gamestop

    Really? Damn. I thought you had to buy the game.

    themadlionsfandeemula420
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mad Jack wrote: »
    joshuaboy wrote: »
    I'm not waiting. Getting this Day 1 and buying the Vita bundle when it drops

    lol I'll come take your copy.



    It's a long flight to get here lol
    VulcanRaven
  • earth two supermanearth two superman ladies please dont fight. E2S is here all night! Posts: 17,150 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://gamerxchange.net/2012/10/25/kmart-puts-assassins-creed-iii-on-sale-at-launch/

    if you buy it at kmart first day, you get it for 10 off, PLUS a $10 card for kmart.

  • vageneral08vageneral08 Fuck how ya feel Posts: 16,882 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL @ this bullshit. The AC franchise as a whole isn't even at 40 mil but we supposed to believe that this one game has 40 million pre-orders?...fuck outta here (I did pre-order it tho lol).

    ok and? after the last one this game alone is turning heads bruh so it's believable....I got my pre-order like a muthafucka

    think about it for a second. do you really think AC3 has almost 10x the amount of preorders Black Ops 1 did? [BO1 had 4.5 million worldwide] it's either a marketing scheme or a typo. i hope the game is successful never the less.

    taken 2 minutes ago @ www.vgchartz.com. granted this is on the NA preorder numbers, but this is where the series is most popular.
    vg.png

    http://www.vgchartz.com/preorders/

    ok a chart for the us.....this 40 million is most likely worldwide
  • vageneral08vageneral08 Fuck how ya feel Posts: 16,882 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Art-illery wrote: »
    Art-illery wrote: »
    Fuck... If only I didn't have to pay rent! Even if I did have the money, all of the stores are probably SOLD OUT of this game! There was only one game in my life that I knew of that sold out everywhere I went when it dropped (I think I bought the last copy at one store). That game was Final Fantasy 7. Ubisoft eatin.

    You dont have $5 to pre-order? that's all it takes to get it at gamestop

    Really? Damn. I thought you had to buy the game.

    If you pre-ordered the game you wouldnt have to buy it the day it drops.....broke ass
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