During Ubisoft's fiscal report from earlier today, it was disclosed that sales of Assassin's Creed II - 2009's little engine that could - are now very healthy indeed.
EA should feel stupid now when they claimed that the only way to make money was through derivative, uninspired sequels a la Modern Warfare 2 and Madden. Well right here is proof that a game doesn't have to be dumbed down for the masses to achieve the sales of the masses. EA and Activision and many other companies need to look at what Ubisoft is doing with Assassin's Creed... Everyone would benefit. Well anyways, this is for sure one of my top games of this year. The story, gameplay, everything improved greatly over the first and made me not only want but anticipate a third, which is more than can be said of some other certain franchises.
Good for them, for not fearing MW2. I bought the game when It came out, and liked the small amount I played of it; now i can't wait to really dig into the game.
Congrats. It's improved from the first. I think the 3rd will even better.
Shows that they didn't need to pimp out Jade Raymond to promote a game. The games merits can stand on their own.
I'm glad this game got great sales. The story to this game is one of the best out right now. I cant wait to see what happens at the end. I played through AC right before I played through this one and, in my opinion, this is the best story in video games right now behind MGS and GOW. It has so many WTF moments. Especially The Truth. That was great. Overall great game.
How do carp games like Assassins Creed 2 sell this well? before the game came out everyone was hating on it saying it looks the same as AC1 and the graphics aren't that good and yet those same people probably bought on the first day of release. Bunch of weirdo's
Even if it looked the same as AC1 it would be totally fine, cause AC1 looks great. This isn't about graphics though. It's about variety of gameplay. You need to play it yourself to understand how good AC2 is.
AC2 is nowhere a crap game, in fact it's probably the best multi-plat to release last year.. Awesome long game, good gameplay, decent story, great graphics (leaving aside character models... They sucked plain and simple)... AC2 was what we say a complete UPGRADE from 1 and solved all the problems 1 had. It's great for Ubisoft to acknowledge the problems with 1 and fix them and give us a better game unlike a few other devs cough IW cough... AC2 deserves every sale it gets... I still stand by my statement, IMO AC2 WAS the best multi-plat to hit last year
The first game was amazing, but suffered from major gameplay flaws. 2nd game has improved immensely and has won some awards, justifiably. Being a 360 only owner, you should know that graphics aren't everything!
AC2 was good, but with all that extra dosh they should really fix UPlay so I can get my unlocks...
They deserved it, It was far better then the first and exceeded my expectations.
Good for them. I felt I got my monies worth out of the game after I beat it. Can't say that about quite a few games these days.
Awesome game, congratulations Ubisoft. They deserve it. Can't wait for the DLC to release now!
Gonna pick it up when its half the price never played the first so might pick that up 2.
the sales also prove that it doesn't have to be an online oriented game to succeed. you catch that devs? quit tacking on multiplayer if it's not needed!
I totally agree, rethinking my purchase of Bioshock 2 for that reason alone. Multiplayer just doesnt make sense for that game, and all the work put into it could have went towards an even better single player.
i was thinking about bioshock 2's multiplayer add-on myself when posting the comment, but i think i'll reserve judgement and see what happens with the game. i'm honestly not too hyped for the game, but UC2's multiplayer surprised me and it was actually good so maybe it will be the same case for bioshock 2. guess we gotta wait and see.
good games do sell well, and not belong to the niche market as some people claim. treat gamers well, listen to what they have to say, give them what they want as long as it's realistic, and they'll love you for it. not many games achieve something like this. it's definitely easier to candy coat a game's image with branding, adverts and all, but it's much harder to do a masterpiece. customers are hard to please, but once they're loyal to you, they always come again. just look at valve, they treat their customers well, and the valve fans just gobble up what they come out with, though of course their stuff has been consistently good. guitar hero on the other hand has faded in popularity, and i believe cod's time will come soon enough. moral of the story, good games win's fans for a long time.
This game deserves it, its so much better then the first one. Also its one of the best looking games made so far, and still manages to run perfectly on both platforms.
Well deserved, I'm about a 3rd of the way done the game and having an excellent time.
Well done Ubisoft. AC2 was one of the best games on 2009. Looks, plays and runs beautifully.
6 million? 0_o and the PC version isn't even released I don't think. I'm still yet to pick this up and Ratchet ACIT, need those two games ASAP. =]
The game deserved it
This proves that Good game + great marketing SELLS MORE THAN Great game + good marketing every time.
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