Sales of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag have fallen below expectations, with an estimated 2 million copies still needing to be sold to match the previous title. Assassin’s Creed 3 sold more than 12 million copies in its prime, Ubisoft predicts Black Flag will reach 11 million by March.
Despite not hitting the dizzy heights of sales from 2013, Ubisoft is still very proud of their Assassin’s Creed 4 achievement. Between its launch and the 31st December, Black Flag shipped 10 million units and eventually sales should equal and surpass that of Assassin’s Creed 3.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also stated that the pricing was very strong, on par with that of the previous year. Considering how competitive the gaming marketplace is now, Ubisoft consider their figures to be successful and the performance has been close to the high end of their plan. Sales of Assassin’s Creed 4 in the opening 6 weeks of 2014 were stronger than those of its predecessor, according to CVG.
Ubisoft will now be looking ahead to their next project, Assassin’s Creed 5 which will be apparently set in either Ancient Egypt or Feudal Japan. These games would be spectacular in our opinion, especially with the next gen capabilities of the PS4 and Xbox One ready to take the game to a new level.
Do you expect Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag to keep on selling, or has it peaked already?