Ubisoft has said that the reception from gamers for its latest Assassin's Creed title has been "overwhelmingly positive", revealing that the game has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide within its first week of release.
Not Bad. Good sales for a good game.
I'm totally impressed with this game. It deserves the sales, and is highly improved from the original. That's something most multi million selling FPS sequels can't say.
ya, totally agree. it's one of the best games I have played this year ( thats both games on ps3 and 360 ). I would recommend it to anyone. infact, you it's the type of game you way want to take time off to play, because once you get into the story you really just don't want to stop. what I love about the game is that it's structured in a way that compels you to do a little bit of verything all at the same time. I mean, what i find is that As I play I am collecting all the collectables, constantly going to the shops and always going after side stuff as well. With other games like gta etc, I always just focus on the main story in one session, then I may play a session were i just feel like doing side missions. also, for some reason, it feels more compelling to walk along the street. in the first game, the only time i was really on the street was when i had a mission or i had fallen off the roof. There is just something about the cities that make them just as impressive on the ground as they are on the roof tops free running. The story is great Ezio is a great character.. I love the way he starts off and gradually develops into a much more serious character. anyway, In my book its the best sandbox game this year. it's a huge, huge improvement over the first.
wow, I seem to have underestimated this game. From all I've heard, it's epic so I'll have to give it a try soon.
@ Saaking Its certantly a significant step up from the last game...
It'll have great legs too.
Im REALLY enjoyin it 2, well worth the purchase
IDK, what have they improved? The fighting mechanics? missions? How many missions are there and most important is how much repetition?
Theres over 200 missions. About half of that is main story. The main missions arent repetitive but the optional side missions are. It took me bout 25 hours to finish the main quest with only a few side quests so its lengthy. Just be warned, the ending is pretty weird and fked up.
I was at first pretty certain about Uncharted 2 getting the Game of the Generation award, but i gotta say... Assassins Creed 2 totally blew my mind away. Everything the first game lacked this game adds and even more so with the awesome puzzles and depth given to hardcore gamers. If you take your time with this game, you'll be treated like a king with content that is unmatched. The only negative things i can say is that the freerun has been somewhat altered and it's much harder to freerun in smooth motions. Also, after you unlocked all the 20 16's videos the reward is pretty dissapointing apart from the video itself. And i was fairly dissapointed with the fact that Rome wasn't built as an entire city rather than one mission. The caves, the extra unlocks, everything... are absolutely amazing. I'm having hard time finding a game that gave me so many brain sweats. CAN'T WAIT FOR ASSASSINS CREED 3!!!!!!!!!!
I like what I'm hearing, but sadly I heard all this last time and a year later everyone changed their tune. It was a year before we started hearing the real story behind the first game. Wish I could take y'all words for it, but fool me twice!
@ DaTruth I have to say i totally disagree with you there. with AC1 it got a lot of hype up until the point people started playing it. as soon as the game came out the first thing that got picked on with in a matter of days was all the bugs etc... within a week, everyone was pritty much saying how they thought it was repetative.. it was not a " year " later that people suddenly changed their tunes. The same people who are quick to cut down, cry, moan, bash any game that does not meet the standard that the devs and reviews brag about, were very very quick to jumb on AC1. As soon as the game was in their hands and finished everyone pritty much agreed that it was over hyped and a big disappointment. Ac2 is a different story, because not just the reviews, but people who have actually finished the game are all saying the same thing; it's awesome. I traded in AC1 with in a month of getting the game. AC2 is going in my little collection of gems to keep hold of for all time, along with Halo CE, Dead Space, Bioshock, halo 2, GTA series, MGS4, uncharted, KOTOR, dead rising, otogi 1 & 2... these are games that i consider clasics and made a lasting impression on me. AC2 has joined their ranks. the first AC was a technical achievement in my book but just like gta4 it lacked content and as many pointed out got old really quick. AC2 is a different game. it's just as beautiful, but now has so much more going on. if you play it with the right balance of doing the side missions along with the main story it gives you the right amount of thing. some of the side stuff you do does not even start with you having to go to a location... I mean, you may be on your way to doing the next part of the main story and suddenly someone bumbs into you.. whats this, hold on some of my hard earned money from my estate with the whore-house has been nicked from my pocket, and there is the fu&*ker climbing up the wall, right now it's on ! and thats it... suddenly you have gone from wanting to press forward with the main story to running down a thief on the roof tops... then as your running him down the guards see the two of you and now they are running you both down ! Thats AC2 for you ! ooh and ya, the story is really f&^ed up !
If you didn't like the first one, you might not like this one. But if you didn't like the first one only because of repetition, then you might like this one.
Great game! It's second after U2. It'll piss you off like no tomorrow though and i cant wait for Assassin's Creed 3! It'll completely leave you with the ultimate "WTF?"
tell me what the different between the first game and this one? If it still repetitive and boring like the first one, where this is the reason holding me back from buying it, as I'm not gonna fall for overhype/overrated game aka Assassin's Creed 1 edit @below thank for the reply, I probably just give it a rent to see before owning the game :)
Theres much improved in AC2, but to be honest its still basically the same. 95% of the game involves go from A to B, kill the guy thats there. The only difference is now you have money, can buy new weapons, clothes, medicine, but its really just a new wrapper on the same present. Having said that, I liked the first one, and am enjoying the second. 20-30 hours into it and still miles to go. I'm just saying if you hated the repetitiveness of the first, then there not really much different to sway you here, and the good hype might be nursing some through it that havent realised yet, most of the changes are pretty superficial, with little impact on the actual gameplay. PS For someone whose supposed to be a sneaky assassin, I wish there was a crouch/stick to walls button. Manys the time you stand there and get seen on a rooftop when you could have easily ducked and avoided attention.
I have it, but I still haven't played it. As I predicted it won't be selling 7 million this time around, but I expect it to have some legs through the holiday season and sell 4 million in lifetime sales.
Forza 3 sells more in one week in one console X360
WTF does that have to do with AC2? AC2 isn't a PS3 exclusive you know? So why do you feel so motivated to put on your pathetic Xbot Sales Party hat and gloat about it? Oh that's right, its because you got nothing better to do besides drink from your mommy's ba ba and type random crap on N4G.
They deserve it, this game is a masterpiece.
agreed - i just finished sequence 9 and I can't put it down. The amount of detail they put into this game is truly amazing, and it deserves all the positive attention it's receiving.
I wouldn't go that far, but the game deserves the good scores, praise, and sales. Overall it's managed to redeem itself as far as a new IP is concerned. I'm probably 20 hours into it and still learning new stuff, which is quite a feat considering the sheer size of the game.
good sales for a good game, now i see my friends playin AC2 or MW2. im goin to get this game next week
still havent picked this up, the first one felt like a chore, if its anything like the original i will avoid it like the plague
I've put in a good hour or two, its boooooooooring. Wait for long ass load... spawn, talk to sister, talk to architect, go to uncle, learn how to fight... again, follow uncle downstairs, look at altiars threads, wow, go upstairs, climb house, perch, find 4 things, go back to uncle, talk to uncle, ride horse to Florence, talk to Leonardo... EJECT DISK. This is the most boring game ever... if it doesnt pick up soon, I'm returning it, and I mean pick up like... spawn, assassinate guy, run from fools, repeat. You know, like the game is supposed to be...
You're still in training. It's a very long, detailed game. You've not even started yet and you've quit? No wonder you didn't like it. I'm absolutely loving this game... but then again I don't have the attention span of a 4 year old...
By revealing the games longevity, you've only further ackknowledged my reasoning for quitting. I couldn't imagine enduring another minute of AC2's terrible story, dialogue, controls, ETC I'm pretty sure when I popped in the disk, the game started, proclaiming the games real fun starts when I've wasted my life doing lengthy missions that essentially teach me things I already know or don't care about. You are right about my attention span, because when I play AC2, all I can think about is the plethora of other games I could be enjoying instead. This is all opinion of course, because theres thousands of drones like yourself who eat up AC2's dated gameplay, boring missions and ridiculously cheesy story/dialogue. The only thing I give Ubi props for, is recreating a vastly detailed world, with excellent voice work to boot.
It already sold more than Uncharted 2??? I swear Sony exclusives just does not sell better than muliplatform gamers or 360 exclusives.
It already sold more than Forza 3??? I swear Microsoft exclusives just do not sell better than muliplatform gamers or PS3 exclusives.
Sony AAA exclusives sell good at launch and most reach the 1 million within a year. not bad but truth is 360 exclusives (good ones)have expectacular launches and reach the 1 million in no time Gears 2 was huge, also Fable 2, both sold huge in the first month and Forza 3 Before i receive the hate from Hades im a PS3 fan but the fact is PS3 exclusive dont sell as good as 360 exclusives do, and that is without piracy on PS3, which adds salt to injury @ Pirate Thom Forza 3 already crossed the 1 million mark, so Forza 3 is doing rather good BTW, i dont play the sales i play the games, but our fellow gamers makes a valid point
Man, it's a bull satement. The only games that sell that well on 360 are Halo and Gears. Everything else sells the same as PS3 exclusives.
Ok pirate thom whatever you say lol.
A lot of PS3 owners are from launch that only bought it to play Blu Ray movies.
So now it's no longer 2million in 1 day BS it's now how long it takes to sell a million You Hypocrites call all STFU Thom is right only Halo and Gears sell big numbers no other exclusive have sold as big numbers in sales or even a Daily sale than those 2 games, everything else was just either above or below satisfactory sales but yet when it comes to the competition they do the exact same thing it's now "forza did that 2 days faster" who gives a fvck you idiots needs to start playing these games instead of trying to be the next Patcher ... And the only difference between you and Patcher is he gets paid to be wrong all the time you just look like a fool.
PirateThom, speaks the truth, but I'm sure you all will just put your hands over you eyes and ignore what's he's writing. Uncharted 2 has sold the same as Forza 3. Does that mean Forza 3 isn't "selling well?" Other than Halo and Gears NOTHING on the 360 sells millions in one week. FACT. You disagree? Give me another 360 game that's done Halo numbers.
A lot of 360 owners are from launch that only bought it ( to play HALO ) because the xbox got discontinued.
you were saying?
cereal killer, chill out kid You and pirate thorn are saying 1 million sales are low... When a PS3 game like Motorstrom PR sells 1 million within a year, the argument is " PS3 games have long legs" yes that is true, but pushing aside the fact that multiple 360 exclusives sold 1 million rather fast (Fable 2, Gears 2, Both Halo's 3, Forza 3) Why is it so horrible for PS3 hardcores to admit PS3 exclusives have selling issues? (although the PS3 has multiple games in different genres being very succesful). Uncharted 2, Forza 3, and Assasins Creed have been very succesful already and that is the way it is, and i hoped for Uncharted 2 to match the high reviews with blockbuster sales. BTW, i was on the Uncharted 2 MP last night, less than 5000 were online from 10pm-12am, that is a lame online community.
The reason why HALO sold the way it did because thats the only game 360 enthusiasts got in 7 months but 360 enthusiasts love to shout and holla than PS3 games don't sell when we got 4 games in one month that have sold well. "BTW, i was on the Uncharted 2 MP last night, less than 5000 were online from 10pm-12am, that is a lame online community." you have already lost the arguement http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... "20,000 people on each online game available for ps3 says gamers are spread out and 360 gamers are just playing 2 or 3 games." Edit: @ Alpha-Male22, the majority of 360 people are delirious.
There is nothing wrong with 360 owners buying Halo by the millions, If Uncharted 2 had sold 2 million in one week, we all would be celebrating. Truth is October was packed with PS3 exclusives, otherwise i would have bought RnC ACiT, but there is no money left. 360 owners have what they want and we PS3 owners have what we want, so in the end we all win
Your contradicting yourself. Thom says that games on the 360 other than Halo and Gears sells THE SAME as PS3 exclusives. THAT is bull. YOUR saying "PirateThom, speaks the truth... Other than Halo and Gears NOTHING on the 360 sells millions in one week." That is not what Thom said at all. Games on the 360, both exclusive and multiplatform sell better because of a higher userbase and usually superior multiplatforms (though that makes little difference). Furthermore, when looking at games like Batman AA, even with exclusive content, the 360 version has outsold the PS3 version. Now, of course all games on 360 dont sell MILLIONS in a matter of weeks. "You disagree? Give me another 360 game that's done Halo numbers." Stop comparing things to Halo numbers. This is the exact same reason why 360 fanboys put down PS3 games. The original discussion is about selling more on which console, and in this case, the 360 has the edge. Feel free to reply.
pirate thom NEVER said selling a million games wasn't good, he was simply commenting on the original poster's statement which makes it seem like every 360 exclusive sells 3 to 4 million in a week. He wasn't saying that Forza 3 was a failure, he was saying that since Forza 3 sold around more than a million units ( about the same as Uncharted 2 ) then it must also be a failure by the original poster's standards. And others are right, you'd be hard pressed to find another 360 exclusive that sold by the butt load in its first week that doesn't have gears or halo in its title @ Alpha-Male22: The reason he is asking someone to show him a game on 360 that is exclusive that has pulled halo numbers is to prove that 360 exclusives sell well, but not nearly as well as Halo 3, or Gears. When you think about it, he is right. He isnt saying that other exclusives are bad because of it. Honestly, exclusives sell about the same on either system, depending on the game, give or take some units. Exceptions would be Halo, Gears, and GT5 when it drops
Wow. You ALL got suckered in by responding to one of the biggest trolls on the site. Kudos.
Funny isnt it? FFS guys keep it to the open zone. I dont wanna read your bullsht sales arguments. Noone cares apart from fanboys.
@gamingisnotacrime cereal killer, chill out kid "You and pirate thorn are saying 1 million sales are low... When a PS3 game like Motorstrom PR sells 1 million within a year, the argument is " PS3 games have long legs" yes that is true, but pushing aside the fact that multiple 360 exclusives sold 1 million rather fast (Fable 2, Gears 2, Both Halo's 3, Forza 3)" Did I say that No I said this is getting to be a buch of bullsh1t and your nothing but a hypocrite Uncharted 1/2, Killzone 2, infamous, Demon Souls have all had great sales that both Sony and there respected Developers are happy with not one of those developers nor Sony expected nothing more than sales they got and it only fanboys like you KID!!! that say any different. All these games have done the exact same amount of sales if not more that Forza 3, Fabel 2 and ME yet those are considered successive but a flop on the PS3. "BTW, i was on the Uncharted 2 MP last night, less than 5000 were online from 10pm-12am, that is a lame online community." Um Did you happen to think that people who own PS3 have other thing s to play lets see MW2, AC2, Demon Souls and plenty of people are now involved in the M.A.G. and BFBC2 beta (including myself), I guess PS3 fans enjoy variety instead of playing the same old same old (Halo and MW2) which I know is the only 2 games you can gloat about. But unlike you I could care less about what everyone else is doing and play games instead of wondering when NDP/Media Crate is coming out to troll the site and make fun of the losers because M$ or Sony sold better. @Alpha-Male22 "YOUR saying "PirateThom, speaks the truth... Other than Halo and Gears NOTHING on the 360 sells millions in one week." That is not what Thom said at all." "The only games that sell that well on 360 are Halo and Gears. Everything else sells the same as PS3 exclusives." Pirate Thom Thats exactly what he said learn to read. ""You disagree? Give me another 360 game that's done Halo numbers." Stop comparing things to Halo numbers. This is the exact same reason why 360 fanboys put down PS3 games. The original discussion is about selling more on which console, and in this case, the 360 has the edge." If you look at anyone of these little childish trolls you'll see that Halo and Gears sales is all they talk about because they have nothing else when it comes to an (Exclusive game) all they do is gloat about Halo sales and Gears Sales selling 2million in a day especially when it comes to a thread about a PS3 game sales topic don't try and act like the 360 trolls are so angelic here because its a crock of sh1t they're no better than the Sony fanboys in fact some of them are the worst people on here and this site would be better off without any of them but then again this site would be as boring as a Wall Street Cigar Club.
@Aqurius And PS3 people aren't? Fanboys exist everywhere. It's not smart to generalize them. @AaronisBla But that has nothing to do with the original discussion of 360 games outselling PS3 games, multiplatform or not. There was no reason to bring up Halo as no one was arguing Halo. The original comment stated 360 games sell better which is true-- and PS3 games unfortunately have a hard time selling quick. This is not to say that PS3 games aren't successful though.
And PS3 people aren't? Fanboys exist everywhere. It's not smart to generalize them. ------------- Fair call. Everyone has their bias. Some people are worse at letting them seep through. You, in spite of your avatar, i've noticed tend to side with a pro-360 take on any topic where there's any ambiguity. Your prerogative, of course. I should say, it's good to see an acknowledgement of 'non-PS3' fanboys. I'm not a fan of either cast, but staying out of 360-only threads and yet seeing these sorts of trolls/fanboys constantly flooding mixed or ps3 only threads, as i do, followed by the claims 'SDF or PS3 fanboys are ruining the site' - as if blissfully unaware there's such a thing as a 360 troll - was starting to do my head in. ---- But that has nothing to do with the original discussion of 360 games outselling PS3 games, multiplatform or not. -------- The 'original discussion' was a troll having a glib shot at a major PS3 title's sales for no particular reason. Giving it any more credibility than that - or wanting for it to become a 'fruitful discussion' from that starting point - is showing up your own bias imo. I think he'd be amused to see his shot taken as anything but a shot (let alone rallied on behalf of). --------- There was no reason to bring up Halo as no one was arguing Halo. --------- Indeed, no reason to bring up Uncharted 2, either. By chance, where are we getting these numbers from - re: Forza 3/Uncharted 2? It wouldn't be VGChartz, would it? The site with an atrocious track record - the one that has Uncharted 2 selling less in Europe on PS3 than in America? (something i find laughable given the relative success of the first in Europe v America, and the larger PS3 install base and attach rate of PS3 games in Europe (Europe being slower on the Bluray uptake, more of their PS3's are games dedicated)). The same site which has - as i look through it - Ratchet and Clank selling about half as many in Europe as in the US? (does anyone find that credible?) You know, these are the guys who doubled the Halo:ODST 'first day US' numbers in their reports versus what was actually the case. The ones who conversely underestimated European sales of the PS3 itself by about 2 million versus Sony's numbers (and still haven't updated their numbers)? ---------- The original comment stated 360 games sell better which is true-- and PS3 games unfortunately have a hard time selling quick. This is not to say that PS3 games aren't successful though. ------------- Some do, some don't. Broadly, you might even be able to make a case for that. But, without verifiable numbers - such as we actually have here for As's Creed 2 - it's hard to know what the true situation is. To be sure, the PS3's strongest region is Europe. How accurate 'VGChartz' is on that territory - which has no checks and balances, unlike Japan/US - is something i'll leave to each individual. Suffice to say, i think their numbers there are pretty damn suspect - almost always to the PS3's detriment versus US numbers/attach rate logic (but, confusingly, seemingly rarely to the 360's.)
Bubbles for you. Thank you for a rational response. I wasn't originally certain that the first person was a troll. Not sure of his posting history but I'll take everyone's word for it as he does make a clever jab.
"So now it's no longer 2million in 1 day BS it's now how long it takes to sell a million You Hypocrites..." you were saying? As for the online community, i have Demons Souls too, and Fallout 3 GoTY edition for that matter and still seeing less than 5000 gamers on U2 online at peak hours is pathetic. Belive whatever you want but i dont see what you get from defending the PS3 at all times. The PS3 is my favorite console bar none, but the online community is not very good for gaming. Then you call me a fanboy... what is your problem kid? i have not said anything irrational on my comments, if anything we can have different opinions, but you seem to prefer the bashing and calling names. suit yourself, i will keep playing my games
it was a very good game I'd replay it again if I did not finish it cannot wait for Assassins Creed 3 if it arrives. The funniest part of the game I laughed hard when i heard this http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Oops I thought the title said Uncharted 2 sales 1.6m...Sorry. Good Job Ubisoft.
Sorry patchstation. You obviously had your heart set on being an idiot and trolling a PS3 game news item, sorry to disappoint ...You xbots just make it too easy
This deserves the sales, it really does - i cannot believe how much they have added to the game in comparison to the last. There is so many layers and features to it. Good job Ubisoft.. i havn't said that in a while.. :)
I bought it. It's amazing.
I'm bleeding dough right now but this game looks freaking amazing. Arrgghhh, I need an intervention.
Well i'm not going to waste such a good game on consoles. I'm waiting for the superior pc version even if it means 1Q 2010.
forza 3 was said to reach a million by vg charts so we don't know if that's true yet. And pirate tom is right besides halo and gears, MS exclusives sell just as much as ps3 exclusives if not less. Also good job UBI soft. I haven't played AC2 yet but i plan too soon.
I'm nearly thru my second run of this game .. I started a new game almost straight after I finished it .. and will do the same again when I'm done with this run .. totally addicting and great variety of mission type .. I'm hooked on the rugby tackle take downs .. kee-yar! GoTY for me .. Ubi deserve any accolades .. A game well executed .. 'scuze the pun
I cannot get into this game. 6/10
You did it right this time around Ubi. I feel bad for Altair though, this is the game AC1 deserved to be. REMAKE!
It only takes one fanboy with a lame post about sales of some other game on a different system and everything is ruined. F*ck that I won't fall for it. CONGRATS UBISOFT! from what I have seen and heard you guys have delivered a MASTERPIECE as soon as I get some extra funds I'll be buying this and the first one. Congrats again.
Amazing game in my opinion. It's been a long time since I've played a game that made me WANT to see the entire huge world that you get to play in. There's always something new to see. The story is great, and the gameplay is an epic leap beyond the first.
Agree. The world feels so alive.. more than any other game I've played. I love how things change.. like in carnival season, how there's people dancing and fire-breathers and sword-swallowers in the streets.. it's so well done. I expected this game to be a LOT better than the first, but I never thought it'd completely blow my expectations out of the water, and it definitely did. I'm seriously impressed.
The ending BLEW ME AWAY. Seriously, I can't get over it. I'm freaking out because none of my gamer friends have it yet and I NEED to talk about it with someone. My brain is literally imploding.
It's amazing that you are still alive then. XD
just finished it..... ya, wow......... hummmmmmm ya.... ummmm wow... rewind, rewind... now i need a strong drink and i need to go through that ending again... ummmm...WOW now, that is how you end a game.
And I thought the first AC had a WTF ending lol God this game is worth playing through just for the story so you can see how it ends. Best WTF ENDING OF ALL TIME =)
@Alpha-Male: You raise a good point. *dies*
if batman AA wasn't released this year this would be my GOTY
WORLDWIDE???, it can't be back in 2007 AC1 did like nearly 1 million on XBOX 360 ALONE!