Not too long ago, it seemed that gamers were getting a little tired of the Assassin's Creed series. Complaints about Ubisoft's yearly release schedule started surfacing around the time Assassin's Creed: Revelations came out, and for a little while, we thought the franchise was on the decline. Today, Ubisoft showed us that nothing could be further from the truth, announcing that Assassin's Creed III is its most pre-ordered game ever.
Naturally, Ubisoft didn't share any specific numbers (publishers never do), but the company did say that pre-orders for Assassin's Creed III have already doubled pre-orders for Assassin's Creed: Revelations. That's saying quite a bit, considering that Revelations was Ubisoft's pre-order record holder before Assassin's Creed III came along. Even without exact numbers, we can all probably imagine that pre-orders for Assassin's Creed III are off the charts.
To make things even better, Ubisoft said in its announcement today that the Assassin's Creed franchise as a whole has topped 40 million sales to date. With that many sales on the books, don't expect Ubisoft to slow down on the Assassin's Creed releases anytime soon. Then again, that won't be much of a problem if Ubisoft keeps giving us new adventures and settings like it's doing with Assassin's Creed III.
Indeed, we're not surprised to see Assassin's Creed III doing so well pre-release. It seems that Ubisoft actually listened to fans when they asked for something different, and now the company is reaping the benefits. Are you one of the many who has pre-ordered Assassin's Creed III, or are you waiting until the reviews come in to make your decision?