Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Launch Breaks Records For Ubisoft
Boasting a new Viking-centered setting, a dual female-male protagonist, and an interesting tale set in 9th Century England, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has finally made it to release and appears to be lining up some particularly positive reviews. However, this critical success also appears to be translating to sales, with Ubisoft recently revealing Valhalla is currently enjoying a record-breaking launch week for publisher Ubisoft.
As unveiled in a recent press release (via GlobeNewswire), Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has seen the most successful launch of any Assassin’s Creed game in history. On top of that, the game is currently the Ubisoft Store’s top-selling PC launch of all time, besting past hits such as Tom Clancy’s The Division and Far Cry 5. Though the statement didn’t include any actual numbers, the feat is nonetheless impressive as both AC Odyssey and AC Origins had previously set similar records upon their respective launches.
In addition to these record-breaking sales, Ubisoft also shared a number of in-game statistics from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. According to Ubisoft, players covered the equivalent of 4 million kilometers, in Viking settlements, built over 55 million buildings, won over 3.5 million games of the dice game Orlog, and over 1.8 million players have bested an opponent in drinking games such as flyting rap battles.
This is only the latest in AC Valhalla’s recent parade of accolades, as the game also recently earned a monster day-one player count, effectively doubling the launch day count of Odyssey, as per a separate press release. Of course, the presence of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on a variety of platforms as well as a launch title for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S is sure to have contributed to these accomplishments, especially as the new-gen consoles are also experiencing record launch numbers as well. With a hefty amount of post-launch content expected through to 2021, it’s possible these numbers might climb as high as Valhalla itself.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is out not for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
What do you think? Are you glad to see such strong Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sales, or were you not so surprised based on how the franchise has performed in the past? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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