Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III Sells 7 Million Copies Worldwide
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Assassin's Creed III is the fastest-selling game in Ubisoft history, the studio has announced today, selling 7 million copies worldwide in a month following its global launch on October 31st. In that time, more than 82 centuries of gameplay have been recorded in single-player alone, with 3 billion assassinations being committed.

In multiplayer modes meanwhile, more than twice the number of players are playing in comparison to Assassin's Creed: Revelations' community, with more than 250 million assassinations being performed across over 5 billion multiplayer sessions. Wowzers.

“We are delighted with the performance of Assassin’s Creed III this Christmas,” said Rob Cooper, Ubisoft's UK Managing Director. “This is a beautiful and epic game of exceptional quality and we’re pleased that our fans have responded so well to the brand new universe, storyline and game experience.”

Assassin's Creed III has been given a recent bit of DLC with The Hidden Secrets Pack, which is available now for 400 Microsoft Points, or with the Season Pass for 2400 MSP.


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Comment #1 by xGallade
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:53:33 AM
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I need to buy this once the price drops.

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Comment #2 by TheBrute1997
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:53:43 AM
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Impressive stats, this game deserves every penny.

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Comment #3 by STONE DEVIL
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:53:45 AM
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Comment #4 by IgnitionWolf
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:54:19 AM
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Way to go Ubisoft, now jus sort out the pacing on the next one and it'll be 10/10 :)

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Comment #5 by Spectreshade85
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 11:59:54 AM
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I know I'm 24 hours of single player and about the same of multi. Still love the multiplayer and am almost done with campaign. Well done, Ubi.

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Comment #6 by 9000
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 12:02:23 PM
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Black Ops 2 sold more over that span, must be a better game.

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Comment #7 by atomic viking54
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 12:10:11 PM
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@6 cant tell if retarded or...

OT: looks like all that marketing payed off

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Comment #8 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 12:19:54 PM
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#@7 He has a point. Since AC is following yearly release schedule now as well and each game sells more than the previous one, maybe Acti really did come up with recipe for success. I only bought it close off the story for Desmond, which I did. I will defo not be buying another AC next year if it was to come out. I though pacing was terrible, but once you get through those initial 5 hours it's pretty enjoyable game.

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Comment #9 by Battletick
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 12:22:04 PM
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"with more than 250 million assassinations being performed across over 5 billion multiplayer sessions"

That isn't very impressive, so many mulitplayer sessions with no deaths at all.

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Comment #10 by The Kingslayer
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 12:23:19 PM
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Just a pity the ending was such a letdown.

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Comment #11 by daardu
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 12:27:32 PM
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Well deserved.

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Comment #12 by Boro Iz Rich
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 12:41:46 PM
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It's wierd. I heard so many people complain about glitches and how buggy this game was yet the only glitch I ever encountered was when the camera would be stuck closer to connor and slightly down a little bit. Now I'm not gonna say it was worth $60 because let's face it, no game (no matter how good it is) is worth that sh_t, but it was an amzing game all the same.

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Comment #13 by Midersaw
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 12:49:47 PM
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"82 centuries of gameplay"

Imagine what could have been accomplished in that time. I'm as guilty of wasting time as the next guy, but geeze we could have cured cancer in 82 centuries.

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Comment #14 by gravelandx88
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:00:12 PM
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That is impressive, while I haven't bought the game yet. I might get it next year. After finish playing all the other games I bought on Black Friday.

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Comment #15 by ash356
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:02:06 PM
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And a pity that Connor is possibly the blandest character in the series.
Felt quite let down to be honestly; I can't fault the gameplay, it was superb, if not a bit glitchy. But the story was disappointing; if not because the end chapters of Connor's story felt way longer than they needed to be, and the initial few hours did little but bore me.

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Comment #16 by Lord
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:04:15 PM
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This only means that assassins creed 4 will announced next week with a release date of summer next year.

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Comment #17 by thenewpeter
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:07:47 PM
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@6... funny... it's sales didn't mean it won a single award... it mustn't be the best then...

Back on topic, nice to see it selling well, I'll eventualy dip my toes into this game properly, after I play 2... and brotherhood... and revelations... lol, I'll have some gaming to catch up on ^_^

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Comment #18 by tunaleg
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:10:02 PM
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Overrated garbage

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Comment #19 by deluxnugs
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:21:15 PM
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stranger things have happened.
ive only played the firt, that was enough t know that i never wanted to touch this franchise again.that being said i have a couple friends who swear by these game. so i hope you guys are enjoying it.

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Comment #20 by Jaws as Crowns
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:22:10 PM
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@13 everyone who plays isn't a doctor...

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Comment #21 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:46:42 PM
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Great game,deserved it.

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Comment #22 by The Kingslayer
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 01:52:01 PM
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@15 I agree 100% Connor was an awful character or whoever the voice actor was didn't put any effort into the role.

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Comment #23 by J Lo
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:02:29 PM
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@22, YES. I was complaining about the voice acting the entire playthrough. There was no emotion, no feeling, no....ANYTHING coming out of that actor's mouth...just words...meaningless words. :[

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Comment #24 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:03:02 PM
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did it get patched? I haven't played it since the whole issue with the dlc resseting progress

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Comment #25 by ATOMICKILA3000
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:27:18 PM
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@19 Trust me the first one was possibly the blandest one. Talk to this guy, rob this guy, beat up this guy, assassinate this guy. You would do that over and over again. If you gave the second one a try though, I'm sure you would like this series.

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Comment #26 by Spanish Assault
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:46:40 PM
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@1 there have been several price drops....stop making excuses.

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Comment #27 by TheOneJat
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:30:28 PM
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I'm glad they have been successful with the game and all but...I'm a massive AC fan and I find it hard to recommend this over 2 AC:B AND AC:R, so hard to get into.

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Comment #28 by RDWatson16
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:55:04 PM
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well i am dissapointed with the fact that i got ac3 on day one and the season pass as it was such a let down compared to the previous titles, connor was boring as, the ending was awful and how the assassins fell apart was not explained and a lot of the story was messed up some of the stuff should never have happened.

they should have stopped at acr as at least that was ok at best

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Comment #29 by RDWatson16
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:56:22 PM
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if you don't have ac3 wait until next year when its reduced in price as it is nowhere near worth retail price

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Comment #30 by Cooljoe
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:09:35 PM
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I'm not surprised. Assassins creed is one of the better game series out there right now.

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Comment #31 by VVh1pCr3am
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:39:28 PM
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I'm surprised. AC3 was garbage.

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Comment #32 by Jesuit007
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:40:46 PM
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So that means 7 million people have contemplated murder, suicide, or both trying to fulfill the optional objective for privateer mission #12.

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Comment #33 by cheevo360
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 08:36:42 PM
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Cool. Far Cry 3 is best Ubisoft game of 2012. Hand down. :):)

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Comment #34 by BlakkAdder
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:05:29 AM
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Worst in the series, sells the fastest. Makes sense, people have shit taste.

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Comment #35 by The Cipriani
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 07:12:00 AM
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i think people are looking at this wrong. The game itself is mediocre, that stats reflect the fanbase for the franchise rather than the game itself.
I wouldnt say its the worst game of the series, revelations gets that title, but its the second worst so far.
I just wish game companies would put more work into creating new games rather than extending thier existing franchise list. They all burn out eventually, the trick is to know when to stop and they should have stopped after either Asaasins creed 2, or Brotherhood.

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US October 30, 2012
Europe October 31, 2012

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