Ubisoft Sounds Surprisingly Happy with Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation Sales

Developers don’t pound their chest at the sight of their PlayStation Vita software sales very often ever. There’s a reason for that – if every single PlayStation Vita owner bought LittleBigPlanet, for example, that would be just over 2 million units sold. 2 million in sales isn’t poor, but it’s not a breakout success, nor a reality in this case. For comparison, there has been approximately 3 million PS3 copies of LittleBigPlanet 2 sold, despite a current PlayStation 3 install base surpassing 60 million units.

All damning data, and cynicism aside, we have some good (or PR friendly at least) Vita news. In an interview with GI.biz, Ubisoft’s Geoffroy Sardin sounded rather comfortable with Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation‘s sales:

For now, we are very pleased with the initial results shown by the PlayStation Vita version of the game.

Sardin even hinted at future (hopefully Vita developed) Assassin’s Creed games starring the french femme fatale, Aveline:

It’s the first time we’ve proposed another experience on another format, but there are some links between both of the games. The consumers are aware that Aveline, the main character on the Vita format, could have a future in our history for the Assassin’s Creed brand, and the second thing is we wanted to bring a new experience using the features of the Vita.

I’m interested in how well Liberation actually performed, anyone want to chime in with some sales predictions?


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