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Brotherhood Breaks Pre-Order Record, AC Sales Hit 19 Million

If you've bought an Assassin's Creed title in the past and/or pre-ordered the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood , you aren't alone.

Ubisoft has revealed that Brotherhood , the latest entry in the critically acclaimed franchise and the first to boast multiplayer, has broken the franchise's pre-order record. Incentives have likely helped; in the US, Ubisoft is offering an exclusive character for the multiplayer mode and on top of which, anybody who got the PS3 version was treated to a voucher code for the beta trial. All told, the AC games have surpassed the 19 million sales mark, which is pretty darn impressive but well deserved in our eyes. Remember, last year's Assassin's Creed II came out within a week of the mega-blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , and Ubisoft's stellar production still managed to sell extremely well. We're expecting nothing less than near-perfection with Brotherhood and if the developers have done their job again, another AC installment should be in the running for Game of the Year.

But we won't get ahead of ourselves. This has been a pretty great year for memorable titles already, and the competition is a wee bit out of control.

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Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

Both AC game sold 8 million each so does that mean the pre-order for Brotherhood is 3 million?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

Yeah, Ubisoft didn't give us the specific pre-order number so I guess we'll just have to estimate.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 10/20/2010 10:58:05 AM

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
13 years ago

Wow. I hope this third one reels me in. I couldn't get into the games any longer after I played them for about an hour or so.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
13 years ago

Lol they didthat to me too well the first I quit after bout 4 hours the second after about 8! I did finish the first before starting the second but it was tough! Although by the end of the first I really liked it!

The second I also took a break from! But so glad I finished it what a game! I have a feeling I'll play right on through brotherhood.

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

You passed judgment within an hour? I thought you were better than that.

StubbornScorpio
StubbornScorpio
13 years ago

I really want Brotherhood to do good. Refinement of AC II was a welcome feature in my book, but the fact that they're bringing SO much extra content to the table is really impressive. More side-missions, Challenge modes, and Multiplayer? All developed within a year's time?? Ubisoft has struck a home run with the Assassin's Creed series, so it totally deserves these numbers.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
13 years ago

I've played 1 and 2. Didn't like the first one that much, but I really enjoyed the second.

For some reason, I'm just not that pumped for Brotherhood. Maybe it's too soon? Or maybe because it's not going to a new location and time period?

It sounds like the game will be good, so I'm glad that it will be successful.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

Same feeling dude, I loved the 2nd but I'm not pumped for Brotherhood too.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

I played the multilayer beta, while I found the multiplayer to be a drag I was very happy see too there was no screen tearing. If the retail copy doesn't have any I may pick it up. I liked 2, I just couldn't play it longer than an hour at a time because the screen tearing was some of the worst I've seen this generation. Headache inducing tearing.

Xombito
Xombito
13 years ago

The beta was a breath of fresh air in my opinion. Tense, and there's an immense feeling of satisfaction when getting a kill. My only complaint is that it does has a potential to get repetitive.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

Yes it got very repetitive and that' why i didn't enjoy it. It offered nothing that the single player doesn't.

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

Headache inducing screen tearing in AC2?

You didn't just write that. You must have meant the first one. You MUST have.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

Yes I did write that. Your eyes didn't deceive you. I didn't care to finish the because it's not very good. 2 is a lot better but the screen tearing was still terrible. As with all Ubisoft games.


Last edited by Jawknee on 10/20/2010 5:51:28 PM

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

well i know one person who doesn't pre-order. me i hate to pre-order any more since NHL 11 i've stoped. Pre-ordering just a wast of 5 bucks.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

Sometimes it saves you 20 though.

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

Meh..for me its a lousy 5 dollars

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

I meant amazon preorder incentives, they often give out a $20 certificate for your next purchase.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

World, he's impenetrable to logic.

Amazingskillz
Amazingskillz
13 years ago

Whose surprised by this? AC1 & AC2 are some of the slickest games ever. They capture the time era's so well. The graphics and combat were just insane in my opinion. I can't wait to grab Brotherhood. I just hope its an improvement upon the other two if possible.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

19 million? I may have to give ACII a chance after all. I love to see a non-FPS title gain momentum even if it isn't really my thing.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 10/20/2010 3:00:52 PM

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
13 years ago

you should try it, it's pretty sweet, and you can grab it for under 20 bucks now.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

Unlike infamous, it's hard to play through it a second time.

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

The two Ms are responsible for this pre-order record.

Momentum and multiplayer.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
13 years ago

In a couple of related stories….

Assassin's Creed Director to Form 'A-Team' for THQ Montreal

http://www.industrygamers.com/news/assassins-creed-director-to-form-a-team-for-thq-montreal/

Ubisoft Reacts to Assassin's Creed Lead Departure

http://www.industrygamers.com/news/ubisoft-reacts-to-assassins-creed-lead-departure/

___________
___________
13 years ago

really looking forward to this, epically after reading the preview GI had.
nice to see this starting right as 2 left off, hopefully this will have as strong a story as its brothers.
cant wait to finally find out what happened to subject 16.

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