Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Stealth Kills AC2 Pre-Orders
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II sold over 9 million units since its release last year. The next multiplayer-focused Assassin’s Creed title, AC: Brotherhood, looks to reign supreme in terms of sales and gives out a strong hint of doing that with news of its pre-orders beating those of 2009 smash-hit Assassin’s Creed II.
During Ubisoft’s Q1 results yesterday, the publishers’ CEO Yves Guillemot said that Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood would reaffirm Ubisoft’s position as the number one multiplayer video games developer and also went on to say:
Pre-orders are currently higher than last year, and according to EDAR-IMG metrics coming out of E3, Assassin’s Creed ranked number one in terms of purchase intent. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood should allow us to reaffirm our position as one of the industry’s best multiplayer developers.
The pre-orders are the strongest ever seen, already 20 per cent above those from the same period last year, even before the awards announced following E3.
Guillemot also claimed that they are confident Brotherhood, despite being released near the Christmas market, would still see no direct competition for the game during the time of its November release.