Ubisoft revealed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had the largest launch in series history over the previous week, selling more units during that time compared to any other Assassin’s Creed game before it. The hit game follows the adventures of Eivor, A Viking-turned-assassin, as they establish a settlement inside English territory in a bid to widen their influence and reach while also unfolding some mysteries soaked in Norse mythology.
It’s been an exciting release week for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as the new entry to the popular franchise has been met with mixed reactions, and a more contradictory response than the franchise usually sees. This is likely due to the fact that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla tries to return to what made the franchise popular in its previous entries, the stealth-based and assassination gameplay that had started to lose its scope with the previous two games, Origins and Odyssey.
The two previous Assassin’s Creed games are both well-received by most players, however, so the transition to attempt to meet more of a middle ground has ended in a lot more criticism over how well the game integrates stealth with action RPG factors.
Still, there are more positives than negatives being reviewed about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla after its release, and that’s definitely a success for Ubisoft that has rendered into the title reaching the series’ largest first week of sales ever.
According to an official statement from the publisher, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had the bestselling Ubisoft PC release ever. The company also mentioned a few intriguing details about in-game action as well, revealing that players had already traveled 4 million kilometers in the game and that 1.8 million Eivors had won at least one drinking contest since its release.
Those who thought that the negativity enveloping Ubisoft over the previous months would have an effect on its game sales were clearly proven wrong by both the achievements of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion, which are record-breaking in both franchises, at least in the early going.
However, this doesn’t change the fact that most of the Ubisoft issues are still unresolved, and it’s critical to keep these in mind even as the publisher tries to move forward and focus more on game launches and shiny new trailers.
Still, the achievements of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sales has reiterated that gamers tend to be focused on one thing – how interesting a game is to play and how much fun they can get out of it. As Ubisoft tries to continue to gain profit from games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it’s certain the company has at least managed to provide players a more revitalized taste of what’s to come out of the Assassin’s Creed series over the next few years.