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Ubisoft: "Assassin's Creed 2" PSP Bundle to Save Sequel

SPOnG writes: Ubisoft's CFO, Alain Martinez, has been speaking about Ubisoft's predictions - and specifically about Assassin's Creed 2's change in fortunes. Two shockers here:

Firstly, Ubi expected Assassin's Creed 2 to sell less well than Assassin's Creed, but that has now changed based on a single platform. Says Martinez, "We now think the game should be selling 15% more units than the first title, while our previous guidance assumed it was going to sell less units than the first title."

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saimcheeda3829d ago

Particularly excited about Assassins Creed on the PSP!!!

GameGambits3829d ago

It's just tough to get consumers to pay for 20 hours or less games without multiplayer or real replay value. That's just how I assume the world works right now.

I agree not every game needs multiplayer, but very few go to sell many copies when that's the case. RPGs have more than 50hours of gameplay fairly often and the sales hold up great when you take world wide numbers, but a non RPG needs to be something really special for people to get it. Bioshock and Deadspace are two games I can think of where a full 60 bucks was well worth it day of release even though I knew I wouldn't get a long lasting gameplay experience.(I love both of those games)

Assassin's creed 1 and #2 were never and never will be buys for me, but there's no way I don't plan to rent #2 day one of release. Developers need to start looking into digital means of renting games themselves so they make money into their pockets better and faster.

raztad3829d ago

As a free roaming game I expect AC2 to last more than 20 hours. How long was the first?

I'm interested in both, AC2 and Bloodlines. If AC2 gets 85+, I'll get it right away, otherwise I'll wait it hits the bottom of the bargain bin. Bloodlines is a sure purchase unless something terribly wrong happens.

NeloRisi3829d ago

Personally, I dont mind SP at all. I bought Heavenly Sword, Assassins Creed, Clive Barkers Jericho and many other SP only games at full price and I absolutely loved those games.

I can certainly understand people who dont have a high disposable income, especially these days, but I'm willing to pay if I'm entertained.

Anyway - there hasnt been a confirmation of Single player only for AC2 has there? If somebody knows, do tell. I think they may just reveal multi after all.

Hercules3829d ago

this game was overshowed by Uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2...i dont think it will really sale that much because of those two games alone..also ODST may be a contender also...i think i may be renting it, and downloading the psp version

RockmanII73829d ago

Assassins Creed 2 vs Left 4 Dead 2

- Take your picks