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Ubisoft Results: AC3 Sells > 12 Million Units; New AC Coming

Ubisoft's Q3 2012/13 sales figures are now public, showing sales for the fiscal quarter ending December 31st were 23% higher than the same period the previous year, and saying this is above the upper range predicted for the period. Also, GameSpot covers the company's post-results conference call, where they revealed plans for another installment in the Assassin's Creed series, saying this will (naturally) be set during a different era, and is expected for release in their fiscal 2014, which runs from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Back to their earnings, among other things, Ubisoft attributes the results to strong performance in the core segment:

An outstanding performance by the core gamer segment, driven by very high-quality games. Assassin's Creed® 3 was a record-breaking success with more than 12 million sell-in and digitally distributed units, representing an almost 70% increase over Assassin's Creed® Revelations. Far Cry® 3 was the highest-rated shooter game in 2012 for Xbox360 (with a Metacritic score of 90%), and delivered a much higher-than-expected performance, with already over 4.5 million sell-in and digitally distributed units.

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2. Re: Ubisoft Results: AC3 Sells > 12 Million Units; New AC Coming Feb 7, 2013, 21:52 Creston
 
So far each one sells more than its predecessor, so it's a safe bet they'll keep going for awhile. 12 million sales is gargantuan.

I just hope they redesign the series. While I was glad that AC3 was a break from the Ezio style games, it was just way way WAY too fucking cluttered with needless and un-enjoyable shit. The cool side-assassination missions had become a boring mini-game, there was waaaaay too much handholding with all these people on your homestead (making me feel like a Mayor, rather than a fucking assassin), and quite a few of the missions, especially later in the game, really just weren't any fun.

I gave AC3 a try because it looked great, and I had fun for a good 30 hours or so, but I don't know that I'm picking up another one, unless it's set in a modern or even future setting.

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