Assassin's Creed 3 sales estimated at over 3.5 million units
More than doubles AC: Revelations' first week sales last year.
Ubisoft has estimated that Assassin's Creed 3 has sold over 3.5 million units in its first week out, more than doubling that of Assassin's Creed: Revelations during the same time frame last year.
Unfortunately for the publisher, these figures aren't included in its recent financial report for the six month period ending on 30th September, which ended in a €32.3 million loss. This is par for the course during the spring/summer seasons as all the big money makers come out in Q4 - or get delayed into Q1.
Looking ahead, the developer has several big releases during this time frame. In addition to the aforementioned Assassin's Creed 3, there's Far Cry 3 - which "has achieved among the best playtest scores in Ubisoft's history," according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot - as well as Wii U launch titles Rayman Legends and ZombieU.
"Following on from the steady advances we have made over the last 24 months, the Company expects to achieve a record second-half performance," said Guillemot.
He also noted its full year 2012-2013 estimate for sales has risen to €1200 - €1260 million, compared with the previously announced target of €1160 - €1200 million, and its operating income target has increased from €70 - €90 million to €70 - €100 million.