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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launch sales top franchise records for current console generation

posted on 10.10.18 at 12:36 PM EDT by Sal Romano (@salromano)
Strong first week sales for the Ancient Greece-set Assassin's Creed.

 

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey had the best launch week performance in the franchise for the current console generation, publisher Ubisoft announced. 

The Ancient Greece-set entry in the 2007-launched series released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5.

“We are incredibly proud of what the team accomplished with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and humbled by the amazing reception from critics and players,” said Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Geoffroy Sardin in a press release. “Based on the quality of the game and the very encouraging reactions from players, we expect Odyssey to be one of the top performing Assassin’s Creed games of all-time. Launch is just the start of this epic journey. We have robust content plans for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that will keep players engaged and exploring the game’s beautiful and compelling world for a long time to come.”

Here is an overview of the game, via Ubisoft:

Developed by Ubisoft Quebec in association with eight other Ubisoft studios, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes players on a heroic voyage through Ancient Greece amidst one of the deadliest conflicts in history, the Peloponnesian War.

In a first for the franchise, players choose their hero, either Alexios or Kassandra, outcast Spartan mercenaries who will explore a beautiful living, systemic open world, where they will uncover the truth about their mysterious pasts and become legendary Greek heroes.

The launch of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is just the beginning; the live roadmap plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, deepening storytelling through its episodic structure. Season Pass owners will access two major storylines, Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis, with three episodes each and all players will receive the free story missions, The Lost Tales of Greece, along with recurring in-game events and access to Discovery Tour.


Read more at https://gematsu.com/2018/10/assassins-creed-odyssey-launch-sales-top-franchise-records-for-current-console-generation#dbEgSFrJV33bDzwb.99



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Was not expecting this. AC Odyssey sales were down by 25% in the UK compared to Origins last year, and they seemed to be down in the US as well, based on Amazon and Gamestop's online charts. Guess continental Europe sales were up by a large margin over Origins? Also, I assume console digital was way up this year. 

Good news regardless, it's a great game, the best RPG so far this year imo.



How o_0? I didn't hear any hype or anticipation for it like Origins ...



It was a big mistake buying this game day one considering it has been the most buggy game i've played in a long time.



Nothing to see here, move along

They're probably just hoping to get even more microtransaction revenue, at this point.



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melbye said:
It was a big mistake buying this game day one considering it has been the most buggy game i've played in a long time.

I haven't ran into a single bug yet on PS4, but I am only 4 hours in so far. 



shikamaru317 said:
melbye said:
It was a big mistake buying this game day one considering it has been the most buggy game i've played in a long time.

I haven't ran into a single bug yet on PS4, but I am only 4 hours in so far. 

I think i've had a lot of bad luck with the game because what you are saying seems to be the case for a lot of people.



Nothing to see here, move along

melbye said:
shikamaru317 said:

I haven't ran into a single bug yet on PS4, but I am only 4 hours in so far. 

I think i've had a lot of bad luck with the game because what you are saying seems to be the case for a lot of people.

I've heard there are some bugs with certain quest givers not giving quests for some people, but that will apparently be fixed in patch 1.3 which is releasing soon from what I've heard. What kind of bugs are you having?



Congrats to Ubisoft.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
How o_0? I didn't hear any hype or anticipation for it like Origins ...

It was plastered all over TV. People buy what TV tells them to buy.



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