Assassin’s Creed Franchise Sold 73 Million Copies


With 73 million copies sold, Assassin’s Creed is easily Ubisoft’s flagship franchise.

In the latest Facts and Figures released by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed has maintained its dominance over the pallet of games that is offered by the French based company. In fact, the only franchise that comes close to Assassin’s Creeds dominance is Just Dance with 48 million copies sold.

Having such a dominant lead over its other products, it’s no surprise why Ubisoft wants to release a new title each year. Assassin’s Creed already has 15 titles under its belt since its initial release in 2007, with a 16th already planned for later this year on the XBox One, PS4 and PC called Assassin’s Creed Unity.

The popularity of this franchise is obvious. It seems as long as Ubisoft keeps making this title in some form, people will continue to buy them. In other words, expect it to be around for a while.

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3 Comments on Assassin’s Creed Franchise Sold 73 Million Copies

Garyn Dakari

On April 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

You’ve got that last bit backwards. It should be, if people continue to buy them, Ubisoft will keep making them.

Anywho, congrats to Ubisoft and all, though I will just say I pretty much lost interest in the AC series once it became obvious they were going to yearly release it. There’s just too much to keep up on now, and a game with an annual release cycle is like a TV show, where they’ll probably never make a real official “end”, they’ll just make them until the series dies because people lose interest. I could be wrong on that last part, but that’s what it looks like will happen.

Bill

On April 21, 2014 at 9:20 am

Got to give credit to Ubisoft, they allow the series to try significant new things each year although obviously the core is the same. More than you can say for COD or a lot of EA’s flagship franchises.

Phil Hornshaw

On April 21, 2014 at 11:22 am

I’m of the opposite opinion, and I kind of can’t believe people keep buying the Assassin’s Creed games when they continue to be sooo similar, with a nonsense story that continues to grow more nonsensical and a willingness to recycle huge amounts of gameplay. Black Flag could have been called “Ships and Eavesdrop Missions” and AC3 was kind of a buggy mess that forgot how to do stealth well at all. Just because Ubisoft changes the setting or throws in one new mechanic a game doesn’t mean they’re doing things any differently than Activision or EA — both of whom operate on the exact same model (and who have introduced meaningful changes to their flagships. Black Ops and Black Ops 2 have been very big steps forward in many ways).