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Assassin’s Creed II sells 1.6 million in one week

Tuesday, 24th November 2009 13:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Assassin’s Creed 2 has sold an excellent 1.6 million units in its first week, Ubi just confirmed, with sales up 32 percent over the original game.

The title’s sitting pretty now, with little left to challenge it in the run-up to Christmas thanks to Modern Warfare 2′s scare tactics.

If you haven’t played it, you should. It’s awesome.

PR after the break.

OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE RECEPTION FROM GAMERS AROUND THE WORLD FOR ASSASSIN’S CREED™ II

− SALES UP 32% IN WEEK 1

LONDON, UK – November 24, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced record first week sales performance for its Assassin’s Creed™ II video game with 1.6 million units sold through worldwide according to internal estimates. This represents 32% growth over the first week sales of Assassin’s Creed. Launched in November 2007, Assassin’s Creed remains the fastest selling new video game intellectual property ever in the U.S.

Assassin’s Creed II has received an overwhelmingly positive reception from gamers around the world and from the video game trade press with to date an average user rating of 94% on Gamespot.com and over 91% average critics score according to GameRankings.com.

Assassin’s Creed II invites players to become Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who’s been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy. Ezio’s subsequent quest for vengeance plunges players into a captivating and epic story that offers more variety in missions, surprising and engaging new game play elements, diverse weapons, incredible depth and lasting appeal and a profound character progression that will appeal to fans of the original Assassin’s Creed as well as entice players new to the brand.

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  1. Blerk

    Nice! And from what people are saying, it very much deserves its success.

    /really wants it
    /really wishes he hadn’t put it on his Christmas list

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Bringit

    Is it 1.6 million or 1.7 million? Guess it doesn’t really matter. Pretty much the same as Modern Warfare 2′s UK figure.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Uncontested

    it really is a lot better than the first game, granted there is still SOME repetitiveness to it in the optional assassination side missions.. but definitely not the same exact cookie cutter missions/areas of the last game

    #3 5 years ago
  4. bobbymington

    I hope my rental company sends it to me next, i’ve managed to steer clear of anything that could possibly spoil it (haven’t read any reviews or watched any videos in the last few weeks)

    i recently had dragon age, but found there was far to much choice when leveling up, so i made one very simple choice and sent it back. i think i’ll have a lot more fun being led through a story like AC2.

    i’m i the only person who doesn’t like too much choice?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Uncontested

    I love choice I just dislike how I thought I made a gimp character but it turns out that dexterity based damage was just broken and waiting to be patched lol.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Len

    Getting a copy tom hopefully, really looking fwd to it as I loved the original even with all the repetitiveness.

    Lot of friends playing it say the first 2 hours are absolutely dire and then it blossoms into a great game…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    1.6 million. Sorry.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    I just finished it. Very good, worth buying if you don’t have it already. Now its time for some Dragon Age. Up,Up,and Awaaaaaaay!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. bobbymington

    Dear Mark

    A quick email to let you know that your next rental is on the way!

    Assassin’s Creed II (2) for the XBOX 360.

    FUCK YEAH!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Bleak Harvest

    Do I have to suffer through the first one before I give a shit about the second?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Dralen

    @BleakHarvest

    If you care about Desmond’s story, then yes you might want to play play Assassin’s Creed as well. But Ezio’s story is what this game is really about, and you won’t have to know what happened in the first for that.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    The second game has a recap at the start, although you might not understand why there is a wall of gibberish standing before you after it finishes.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    I didn’t play the first one and I’ve got not problem working out what’s going on.

    #13 5 years ago