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Ubisoft Have Extremely Strong Q3, With Assassin’s Creed III Shipping 12 Million Units

Assassin’s Creed III was a “record-breaker” shipping 12 million units – which is a 70% increase over Revelations, whilst Far Cry 3 also did exceedingly well shipping 4.5 million units – a figure considered to be much higher than expected. Just Dance 4 also managed to ship 8 million units. (Assassin's Creed III, Far Cry 3, Industry, PC, PS3, Ubisoft, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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bicfitness  +   1021d ago
Holy crap! Now I don't feel bad for not even playing a demo! (Looks good, just not my cup of tea.) That's an awesome success. Those are CoD like volumes. Incredible.
Temporary  +   1021d ago
I still to this day have never played any Assassin's Creed game. I guess ive been missing out.
WilliamH  +   1021d ago
You could probably give the first one a miss, just watch youtube videos to get the story. Start with AC2
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guitarded77  +   1021d ago
Yeah, some are better than others, but it's worth checking out. I didn't really like the 1st one that much, but thought 2 was amazing. I have them all, but haven't finished them all yet. I recommend beginning with AC2.

EDIT: I posted at the same time as WilliamH, so I didn't see his recommendation for beginning with AC2... so that's two recommendations for AC2 without any influence.

Those are some impressive numbers for AC3. I am getting kinda burned out on the series though. Maybe next gen it will feel fresher with better (tighter) gameplay, and sharper visuals.
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Temporary  +   1021d ago
Yeah I think ill do that. Thanks. I might even just do AC1 just to see how the game evolved. I'll power through a quick play through of the first just out of curiosity.
dgonza40  +   1021d ago
Yes, please play the first one. It's important to the story. I don't understand why people tell you to skip it.
UnholyLight  +   1020d ago
Word of warning. ACIII is TOTAL SHIT. ACII is the best, with the most kickass character ever by the name of Ezio!
FarCryLover182  +   1021d ago
Wow, Far Cry 3 shipped that much?

Awesome. I was under the impression that sales for it were pretty bad.
Septic  +   1021d ago
Nah they were quite clever and really reduced the price of it before Christmas to be competitive.
grailly  +   1020d ago
that was a great choice on their part. I wasn't going to get because I despise Farcry 2. but with the price drop and my friends telling me it's great I went out and got it.
Septic  +   1021d ago
Well deserved in my opinion. Far Cry 3 was my GOTY of 2012.

The sales reflect the quality of their games.
d0nT wOrrY  +   1021d ago
Cod doesn't fit with this logic I'm afraid.
Except for CoD4.
Belking  +   1021d ago
Best publisher out there IMO. Sorry fanboys.
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WilliamH  +   1021d ago
Ubisoft are multiplatform, why would there be fanboys
Belking  +   1021d ago
"Ubisoft are multiplatform"why would there be fanboys"

You pointing that out perfectly explains that. Them being multi-plat has nothing to do with it and only fanboys care to point that out. Thanks for providing proof.
Eamon  +   1021d ago
By fanboys, I think he is referring to exclusive publishers like MS and Sony.
landog  +   1021d ago
....he means fanboys don't like to praise multiplat developers, they only like to claim first party devs are the best...

and he has a point, all you see around here is quantric dream, quantic dream, QUANTIC DREAM...lol when they make a GAME, let me know. that last movie they released, heavy something, bored me to tears!

naughty dog, 343 industries, ect...ect...thats all fanboys like to yell about, when honestly, multiplat games are usually the best, yeah, there are a few great exclusives, but 95% of the best games are on all platforms
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Hicken  +   1021d ago
I think he was asking "Why bring up fanboys at all?"
grailly  +   1020d ago
meh, I actually think 2K is way better.

borderlands 2, XCOM and bioshock: infinite and GTA 5 all crammed in a one year time period is pretty impressive. On top of that they have way less DLC and slap-on software(Uplay, Origin,...) bullish*t than the other publishers.

yep 2K is better, and I thought AC3 was terrible.
Qrphe  +   1020d ago
I'd even say XSEED games just because of what they do and I enjoy their published games the most.

But this all comes down to opinions of course and obvious trolling in the first place.
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SP3333D-O  +   1021d ago
I didn't think AC III was as great as it could have been, but I still liked it. Far Cry 3, on the other hand, turned out to be fantastic, and it wasn't even on my radar until the positive reviews started pouring in. Glad it sold well.
grailly  +   1020d ago
yeah, it's really a great game. I still don't get how the quality could be so disparate though. On one hand there was the great acting and writing in the villains, and then there's jason brody... And a LOT of story non-sense... And there's a great gameplay, and some of the best linear FPS missions in a while, despite being an open world game. and then there's the final "boss"... I wonder what happened there.
bakagaijin78  +   1021d ago
Wow, impressive. I think they really advertised AC3 well because I actually had family/friends who don't game (but know I do) ask me if I tried it. My 60-year-old mother even said to me "that new game with an assassin it looks like it would be good." (!) And my mom doesn't really play games.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1021d ago
Well done Ubisoft, well done. Impressive results. With Rayman Legends coming to all HD consoles, 2013 is looking bright for Ubi.
Everybody's making so much money.
SONY should consider going multiplatform on their software. Hear me out before you lynch me. They make such great games but their hardware production is a money blackhole. I mean they made $6 million during the festive season!
6 freaking million! Something's gotta give. At least release some games on Steam or something, anything.
WalterWJR  +   1021d ago
Most annoying word to come out this gen, fanboyism.
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MestreRothN4G  +   1021d ago
AC3 sales prove that marketing >>> quality/creativity.
1nsomniac  +   1021d ago
Ubisoft. Worst gaming industry company ever. Fact!
grailly  +   1020d ago
if you're a PC gamer, eventually... but, still they've gotten better
1nsomniac  +   1020d ago
Lies! lol there the worst FACT!
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1021d ago
Yea ACIII sold really well but did not live up to the hype.

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