According to WCCF Tech, Ubisoft has moved 100% more product of Assassin’s Creed: Origins than Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate when comparing both games during a 10 day sales period.
The article notes that 35% of the sales were digital while the rest were physical. The game is still tracking lower than Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but it’s definitely doing better than the one outing where Ubisoft put a lot of time and energy into promoting how you could – for the first time in a main-line entry of the series – play as a female Assassin.
Even though SJW media championed Ubisoft for the move, and the majority of the news and commentary about Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate centered around Evie Frye, the reality is that the average gamer cared as much about the feminist marketing agenda as a homeowner cares about a rat suffering from a prolapsed anus after suffering from explosive diarrhea brought about from month-old jalapeno chili with Carolina peppers.
The sales of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate thoroughly suffered, as reported by PSU, despite the game being a far more solid outing than Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which happened to be more broke than 50 Cent.
I suppose the moral of the story is that listening to feminist agitators and SJW media outlets is a surefire way to tank your franchise.
Even though Assassin’s Creed: Origins has the worst combat system in the entire Assassin’s Creed franchise, enough people were tricked into picking up a $60 copy of the game to help turn it into a success.
CEO Yves Guillemot believes that extended dev cycles and proper lead times on creative ventures could prove to be successful for the long-term growth of the company, saying…
“The quality of our new releases is the result of our effort to transform our model and make our business more profitable and recurring. Given longer development lead times, our talents can fully express their creative visions and therefore maximize the potential of our games. The success of these releases – notably the 100% sales growth for Assassin’s Creed Origins – demonstrate that Ubisoft is ideally positioned to deliver further growth in future fiscal years.”
Guillemot should wait and find out how well Far Cry 5 sells before leaping to conclusions about future fiscal growth.
For now, Assassin’s Cred: Origins is doing decent numbers on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. N fact, on PC it’s already sold nearly three-fifths in 10 days of what Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate sold in two years, so I can see why Ubisoft is happy that the game didn’t bomb… so far.