Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has launched, and so far, so good. Ubisoft has announced that along with the positive response from both fans and critics, the actual sales have resulted in the best launch week performance for an Assassin’s Creed during this console generation.
Ubisoft did not provide numbers, but a quote was provided in a press release as part of the announcement.
We are incredibly proud of what the team accomplished with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and humbled by the amazing reception from critics and players. Based on the quality of the game and the very encouraging reactions from players, we expect Odyssey to be one of the top performing Assassin’s Creed games of all-time,” said Geoffroy Sardin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Launch is just the start of this epic journey. We have robust content plans for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that will keep players engaged and exploring the game’s beautiful and compelling world for a long time to come.
It’s interesting to see “all-time” in there, as the Assassin’s Creed series has done quite well in the past. Meanwhile, this generation has seen the series stumble some, with Unity landing with a tepid response due to technical issues, and Syndicate being better received, but running into sales drops all the same. That did lead to Ubisoft’s new year off strategy, which paid off with Origins, and seems to have boosted Odyssey that much more. It will definitely be interesting to see what happens with the game as we go through the holiday season.