News: Assassin’s Creed III Sales Pass 7 Million

assassin's creed iii salesUbisoft has announced that seven million copies of Assassin’s Creed III were sold during the game’s first month on sale. The number doubles the 3.5 million copies sold during the first week, and Ubisoft says this makes Assassin’s Creed III the fastest-selling game in company history.

Ubisoft reports that fans “have accumulated more than 82 centuries of gaming time” in solo missions and performed more than three billion in-game assassinations. Multiplayer has seen twice as many players as Assassin’s Creed Revelations, with more than five billion multiplayer sessions played and more than 250 million assassinations performed.

“The reception for Assassin’s Creed III has been exceptional, and this success has positioned the game among the best sellers of the 2012 holiday season” said senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key. “We knew we had something special on our hands when Assassin’s Creed III was launched, and we’re really excited and proud to see how much fans are enjoying the latest installment in the franchise.”

Assassin’s Creed III will receive new downloadable content in 2013 focused on an alternate history where George Washington is king.

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