Assassin's Creed III Sells 3M Units First Week, Liberation Sells 100K

Assassin's Creed III, the latest game in the Assassin's Creed franchise, has set a franchise record selling three million units worldwide in its opening week. This is a 40 percent increase compared to Assassin's Creed: Revelations which held the previous record. Assassin's Creed: Revelations sold 2.15 million units in its opening week, while Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood sold 1.7 million units.

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mrbojingles2026d ago

That would be pretty bad for Liberation, but expected.

GribbleGrunger2026d ago (Edited 2026d ago )


Assassins Creed 3 sold 2.15 million to a userbase of 140 million, while Assassins creed Liberation sold 100,000 to a userbase of 3 million.

People disagree LOL

fermcr, of course they take percentages into account. 100,000 units would be seen as good sales for most games even on the PS3 or 360 in it's first week. What did you expect it to sell?

fermcr2026d ago (Edited 2026d ago )

Ubisoft (and other software company's) don't care for the userbase. They only care if the game sells and they make a profit. If they don't make a profit on a specific platform, then they probably won't release games for it.

extermin8or2026d ago

@femrc: no ubisoft etc do care about the user base; it's part of their allocation of rescources from one project to the next; those are good sales considering the size of the userbase..

dragonyght2026d ago

yeah that doesn't include psn (digital copy)its kinda hard to gauge how much it sold without those

mrbojingles2026d ago

It's only going to get worse (Liberation's sales) from here on out. Isn't like 80% of most game's sales (with exceptions) in their first week?

I'd say Liberation will do 300k max. Which I suppose is good for a small user base, but not lighting the world on fire.

Honestly it's probably a little bit better than I expected, but not great

Nimblest-Assassin2026d ago (Edited 2026d ago )

Liberation is not a good game

It squanders so much potential its frustrating. Why can't dev's understand that you do not need to incorporate vita features to do the most mundane tasks

Aveline is not an interesting character, the persona mechanics feel forced.

The only thing the game does right is emulate the combat and movement in AC3

AC3 was the best game I've played all year ( the last one Im planning on getting is hitman, so that may change)

But ACL was a joke, I was really excited for it to


Are you joking? Ubisoft jumps on every system, hell they have the most wiiU launch titles

MasterCornholio2026d ago

Thats pretty decent compared to other vita games. Currently the top seller is Golden Abyss with over 600000 copies sold.

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BigStef712026d ago

Actually thats really good for a handheld. For example GOW Chains of Olympus sold 160,909 in its first week. The game to date has sold approximately 3.09 million copies

Ult iMate2026d ago (Edited 2026d ago )

I'll get me a copy of Liberation only this week (been busy with MGS Collection). Don't even know, if I'll buy "big" AC3 this year, but definately getting portable one ASAP.

hkgamer2026d ago


Some good games may not get much attention at the beginning, but if it is a really good game then those ma get picked up later on by new vita owners.

Akuma-2026d ago (Edited 2026d ago )

assassins creed liberation is such an amazing game on the vita. i still cant believe what a proper game it is. good first week sales for the game as well . ive got assassins creed 3 also but i like playing liberation more. im in awe to play such a title which seems like a ps3 game and i cant wait for other games of the same calibre or better. i cant wait to see killzone mercenaries on vita and im so hyped for cod declassified after being surprised by how good it looks which is akin to the ps3 version.

thank you sony for the most powerful handheld console with amazing games. the vita is amassing a nice collection of quality games which doesnt seem downgraded from bigger console releases. vita has an abundance of games now and im hoping the sales pick up way more this holiday season. i want the most quality built handheld console to succeed so i can keep getting high quality games and consoles in the future instead of weak shoddy handheld consoles with bland and shoddy games.

kneon2026d ago

I've got them both as well and AC3 hasn't even been unwrapped yet, still playing liberation.

Silly gameAr2026d ago

I'm confused. Isn't 100,000 good? Then again, who really knows.

GribbleGrunger2026d ago

It's not 'good' it's exceptional.

TheUndertaker852026d ago

Plus as stated below nobody really seems to know if VGChartz takes into account digital sales either. If it's not then the number of sales for Liberation posted here would be quite low or at least lower than actual sales numbers.

aquamala2026d ago

I expect the game to come to ps3/360 eventually, unless Sony paid ubi crazy amount of money not to. Why would a third party dev make a vita exclusive when there's a much bigger ps3/360 market

TheUndertaker852026d ago

The same reason developers have been putting out games based on their console counterparts for handhelds since... Pretty much forever?

Tei7772026d ago

100k for AC liberation is great, especially since that doesn't even take into account digital sales. Anyone who has played the game knows that its production value is only fraction of that of AC3, so I expect they'll be making their money by years end.

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Blankman852026d ago

UBI backed the wrong horse with the extra content, 360 version is selling more, this despite of Halo 4 launching tonight.

Silly gameAr2026d ago

Wow, do people really have to bring Halo up in every gaming article? If people care about Halo, they would be in a Halo article. I'm not even sure what Halo has to do with Assassin's Creed.

TheUndertaker852026d ago


Do you think VGChartz takes into account digital sales? I've heard that being a giant no.

Considering AC3 is available via PSN but not XBL(As far as I can tell)what do you really think the odds are that the 360 version has actually sold more?

aquamala2026d ago

Has nothing to do with what ubi decides to back, it's who offered more money

lodossrage2026d ago

The next time a PS3 version of a game outsells a 360 version of a game according to Vgchartz, I'm hoping you remember THIS very post you made.

Too many fanboys being selective around here. You people need to make a choice as to whether or not vgchartz should be considered credible and stick with it. Period.

Aceman182026d ago


this quote is from the article.

"The difference in sales between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions is next to nothing. The Xbox 360 version had a 52 percent marketshare, while the PlayStation 3 version had a 48 percent marketshare."

does this sound like the 360 version severely outsold the PS3 version? can see why you are down to one bubble, no one wants to see your constant fanboy nonsense comments over, and over.

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moegooner882026d ago

1.1 million in europe..., I think Vgchartz might have under-tracked the sales, in the UK alone game is Ubisoft's biggest launch in history, and outsold revelations by more than 100k:

medziarz2026d ago

Vita version doing good, maybe the positive opinions about this game from ACTUAL GAMERS in comments/forums/ will give the game perpetuate sales

SAE2026d ago

As soon i get money i will buy assassin vita , im broke ... >.<

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