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Submitted by jhenkz 604d ago | news

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag Opening Sales 60 Percent Down On Assassin’s Creed III In The UK

Dixons said that “GTAV has completely blown everything away.” Sales went downward of every games other than GTAV. As we all know GTAV is the best game and it blown all other big games in the industry. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag sales went down 60 percent than the last year’s release Assassin’s Creed III in the UK. Just like that sales of Battlefield 4 also gone down to 69 percent when we compared it with 2011′s Battlefield 3. (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PC)

dieforgame  +   604d ago
Just because GTAV is awesome! :)
vishmarx  +   604d ago
or simply people are waiting for the next-gen version?
its one of the few decent launch games
beepbopadoobop  +   604d ago
I know im certainly waiting for the next gen version =)
stavrami  +   604d ago
Good call vish
vishmarx  +   604d ago
im gonna be upgrading.
$10 is hardly anything
Adexus  +   604d ago
It'll be releasing on another 4 platforms in a couple of weeks, sales should go up a bit then.
dieforgame  +   604d ago
Yeah, I think so.
TopDudeMan  +   604d ago
That's how I see it. That 60-70 percent of people are holding out for the PS4/XBOne versions
moparful99  +   604d ago
Agreed. I know that I am. I have AC4:BF pre ordered for my PS4 and have been fighting the urge to get it on my PS3..
Fishy Fingers  +   604d ago
They didn't have next gen consoles releasing 3 weeks later last year. But still, BF4 didn't have the hype BF3 did and I think a lot of people are burnt out on AC.
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lsujester  +   604d ago
While I'm getting Black Flag because I loved the ship battle stuff from AC3, I totally agree about the burning out. This is a series that really doesn't need to be an every year release. It's just not different enough to me to warrant a yearly purchase.

Depending on how Watch Dogs turns out, maybe they should consider alternating the years on those releases or something. I don't know.
GribbleGrunger  +   604d ago
Couldn't it be because a lot of consumers are waiting to buy it on the next gen consoles?
JackISbacK  +   604d ago
yeah next gen is also a reason but the hype ac 3 was able to made was not that strong with this game ,yeah it is an very popular game and deserves a way better place then ac3 and yeah it is one of the best ac game ever created ,best story ,best gameplay and best graphics ,yeah we will see a big tide of sales when game will release on next gen but past dissapointment and gta 5 can be alittle bit of reason for this game ,but this game is also agood competition for gta 5 and tlou ,it is one of the most amazing sanbox every created,and it deserves better place but from some experts say that it can be the 3rd most selling game of the year after cod and gta 5,and i think those people can be pretty right.
Seafort  +   604d ago
Yup will be buying the PC version which doesn't launch till 22nd November so another 2 weeks wait.

I'm used to it though as Ubisoft always launch the PC version last.
Baka-akaB  +   604d ago
DOnt forget that a sizaeable amount , well most likely , of people are doing the same thing as me ... refusing to touch the ps3/360 version and waiting for the new consoles
deadfrag  +   604d ago
Sales will probably go up with next generation and pc version but not more that 20%.People are burn of the same game sequels every year,we get to that point that new Ips and good ones are needed to evolve this industry!Contrary to what some major publishers expect sales are bound to fall short on next generation when compared to this one if all they can release its the same type of gameplay with sequels every year.People are hungry for new game machines but also for new type of development on gameplay games especially related with AI and diversity in gameplay.$60 for the same stuff just dont cut anymore and thats the reason indies will have a major role on the gaming evolution in the next years.
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Master-H  +   604d ago
Either most people are waiting for the next gen version, or AssCreed3 left a bad taste in their mouth (like my self).
Eamon  +   604d ago
I doubt the reduced sales is due to a sizable amount waiting for next-gen version.

AC3 was a bit of a wreck and obviously this impacts the player's decision when AC4 was released. Unfortunately, AC4 is dozens of times better than AC3.

But with the critical reviews and high praise, hopefully word of mouth would give AC4 the sales it deserves.

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