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We’ve lost count of the amount of Assassin’s Creed games that are out there, but recent events suggest that the franchise may have only begun to reach its peak.

Ubisoft has announced that the latest entry, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, has managed to sell more copies in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game, making it the biggest launch in series history. It also sold more PC units in the first week than any other Ubisoft game in that same time span.

“We are truly delighted by the enthusiastic response from players and want to thank the fans for their incredible support. Delivering this game amid a global pandemic was a true tour de force by our teams and it’s fantastic to see players enjoying the game so much,” said Julien Laferrière, producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. “Launch is only the beginning and we have robust content plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that will keep players immersed in their epic Viking saga for a long time to come.”

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PS4, PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna. There’s been a bit of controversy over the lack of Achievements in the PC version, but Ubisoft is supposedly patching that in soon.

Original Press Release

Today, Ubisoft announced strong early sales for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, one of the highest rated games this season. Building on favorable review scores and early player response, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has sold through more units in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game sold during the same period. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has also become the top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever, driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance. With strong feedback from players on next-gen consoles, ACV is delivering on its promise to make the most of the new hardware.

Players are already well into their adventure in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, covering more than 4 million kilometers, building their settlements (over 55 million buildings already unlocked since launch) and becoming fully immersed in the Norse and Saxon culture through the Orlog dice games (over 3.5 million games of Orlog have been won so far) or even enjoying the drinking and flyting contests (over 1.8 million players have won at least one drinking game since launch).

With development led by Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers players the captivating experience of playing as Eivor, a legendary Viking warrior, driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in ninth century AD. Players can relive the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped dual-wielding combat system and experience new gameplay features such as raids, assaults, and the settlement, as well as a revamped progression and gear upgrade system. Political alliances, combat decisions and dialogue choices can influence the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, so players must choose wisely to protect their clan’s home and their future.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+.

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6 Comments

  1. Yea and Assassins creed to us older gamers has always delivered on an interesting story and things to do that add to your character in the game. Plus being able to strengthen your base of operations is also nice. And I haven’t even gotten the game yet so I can add it to my christmas list for my wife.

  2. Watching videos it seems like the gameplay in this one is even more generic and repetitive, which is quite a feat even for Ubisoft. Seems like they took the criticisms of Odyssey and did the opposite of what they suggested.
    [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 23828, member: 96″]
    Shows how important those achievements are
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    Launch sales happened before anybody knew there were no achievements.

  3. [QUOTE=”Armenius, post: 23859, member: 180″]
    Watching videos it seems like the gameplay in this one is even more generic and repetitive, which is quite a feat even for Ubisoft. Seems like they took the criticisms of Odyssey and did the opposite of what they suggested.

    Launch sales happened before anybody knew there were no achievements.
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    This is a good point this could simply be pointing out that the effects of the current stay at home economy are having on creating a BOOM for gaming. People can buy new games without leaving their homes and play them. Entertainment expenditures are skyrocketing. It isn’t a direct pointer to the quality of the game more to the desperation of the consumer.

    It’s like cheering that you have the cleanest environment in decades this year. Yea because nobody is driving… do you not see the correlation?!

  4. Very good news. Developers making lots of money of good single player games means they’ll keep investing in them. It wasn’t that long ago that they’re was concern the entire genre was dead. As a long time, single player kinda guy, I’m glad to see there’s still a market.

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