The positive reactions from the players as well as above-average critical ratings let the sales figures of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Odyssey shoot through the roof in the week of its release. The assassination game is the latest offshoot of the successful Assassin's Creed series and is set in ancient Greece. The video game is available for PC as well as the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.

Best launch week in the current generation of consoles

The French publisher Ubisoft names Assassin's Creed Odyssey as the most successful launch title in the Meuchel series of games for the current generation of consoles. However, exact sales figures are not yet known.

In the first few days after its release, the video game sold more often than any other title in the series Assassin's Creed since the introduction of PS4 and Xbox One. The good availability of up-to-date consoles in the gamer's households as well as good initial ratings are largely responsible for the success of the action adventure. Valuations on the Metacritic platform are between 80 and 90 points, which is well above the average for comparable titles.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey has strong sales

Da Assassin's Creed Odyssey If new content is to be expanded in the long term - and the development costs of so-called blockbuster games are considerable - a successful start for a video game of this size is important. From an economic point of view, good sales figures pave the way for high sales of additional paid content, which is included in the planning for these games, known as "Games as a Service".

The fact that eight studios are involved in the development of Assassin's Creed Odyssey were involved.

Sales and Marketing Director Geoffroy Sardin describes the release of Assassin's Creed Odyssey as "Beginning of an epic journey". 

In the role of the hero Alexios or the heroine Kassandra, players explore and assassinate an open world in ancient Greece at the time of the Peloponnesian War.

The ambitious content plan includes, among other things, three additional chapters that will also appear as part of the Season Pass (included in the expensive version of the game).


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