Assassin’s Creed Unity and Rogue Ship 10 Million Copies Combined
Despite major technical issues and some of the weirdest glitches we've ever seen, Ubisoft's one-two Assassin's Creed punch of Unity and Rogue shipped a combined ten million copies between their release dates and the end of 2014, according to an end-of-quarter sales report filed by Ubisoft yesterday.
The two Assassin's Creed games led a strong overall holiday quarter for the French publisher, buffered by Far Cry 4 shooting its way to seven million copies shipped, the newest Just Dance reaching four million copies shipped, and another two million copies for online racing sim The Crew. While not releasing during the holiday rush Watch Dogs continued its impressive run, reaching 10 million copies shipped before the new year rang in.
All of these impressive figures resulted in a third-quarter earning of 809.7 million Euros (or $924 million U.S.), which is a 55.8% increase from 2013's third quarter earnings of 519.7 million Euros ($593 million U.S.). That's a lot of money to fund the next big round of Ubisoft releases.
We can only be impressed by the massive sales figures we're seeing here, but we wonder if this means Ubisoft won't learn from the disastrous launch of Assassin's Creed Unity or the intermittent technical problems a lot of their games suffered throughout the holiday season. We're interested to see how players will react to the upcoming Assassin's Creed game as it's revealed, or how wary they'll be of Rainbow Six: Siege or Tom Clancy's The Division and their online-heavy features. With The Division being confirmed for 2015 just yesterday, we won't have to wait long to find out.