Assassin’s Creed II Sells 1.6 Million Copies In First Week

Today Ubisoft announced record first week sales performance for its Assassin’s Creed II
video game with 1.6 million units sold through worldwide according to
internal estimates. This represents 32 percent growth over the first
week sales of Assassin’s Creed. Launched in November 2007, Assassin’s Creed remains the fastest selling new video game intellectual property ever in the U.S.

Assassin’s Creed II has received an overwhelmingly positive
reception from gamers around the world and from the video game trade
press with an average user rating of 94 percent on and an
over 91 percent average critics score according to

Assassin’s Creed II invites players to become Ezio, a
privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who’s been betrayed by the
rival ruling families of Italy. Ezio’s subsequent quest for vengeance
plunges players into a captivating and epic story that offers more
variety in missions, surprising and engaging new game play elements,
diverse weapons, incredible depth and lasting appeal and a profound
character progression that will appeal to fans of the original Assassin’s Creed as well as entice players new to the brand.


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