Jason Evangelho writes:
"It seems like an obvious answer, but the original Assassin's Creed remains the fastest-selling new intellectual game property in the U.S, ever. Altaïr's adventure has sold 8 million copies worldwide to date.
It's difficult to thrust a new IP into the crowded video game pool of "easy-money" sequels, but Ubisoft found major success with Assassin's Creed, which can be attributed to original (if repetitious) gameplay and stunning graphics for its time.
Today, Ubisoft reported stellar first week sales of their stealthy-action sequel with 1.6 million copies sold through worldwide, which represents 32% growth over the original's launch week. But could these numbers be merely hype?"