Ubisoft Expects Assassin’s Creed 4 To Sell Less Than Its Predecessor

During an investor conference call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that they don’t expect Assassin’s Creed 4 to outsell its predecessor.

"To come back to Assassin's Creed 4, in our numbers we have... we expect less than last year," he said.

But that doesn’t mean that the game doesn’t surpass its predecessors. In fact, Ubisoft is deliberately being cautious in its estimates. "We are actually pushing to achieve more than last year because we think the pirate segment is a great segment that can generate a lot more on a worldwide basis than what was achieved last year," explained Guillemot.

"But we wanted to be prudent on our expectations so that it can probably be a bonus if it comes," he added.

During the same conference call Ubisoft revealed that Assassin’s Creed 3 has shipped 12.5 million units to retail and that Far Cry 3 has surpassed initial expectation by shipping 6 million units.

All in all, Ubisoft racked £1.05 billion during the fiscal year that ended in April 2013.

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of course

"Ubisoft Expects Assassin’s Creed 4 To Sell Less Than Its Predecessor" it's because your turning assassin's creed into a gear of war clone bumb asses.

Assassin's Creed is a yearly

Assassin's Creed is a yearly rehashed game like so many other low quality games out there. It's proof that graphics sell and shows how people like you are ruining the gaming industry. Oh how I miss the days when half brained morons didn't play videogames, back then everything was fine and fun/quality were the top priorities.

Mumbo Jumbo

The both of you are nitwits to think Assassins Creed is a low quality game. Assassins creed 3 was just fine, and had many memorable moments. I expect Assassins creed 4 to be the best one in the series so far. A zelda esque of windwaker? Traveling around the high seas pirating? Couldn't ask for a better open world game that changes flow of the game. But if you want the worst Assassins Creed game to throw under the bus. It has to be Revelations... Worst title ever.

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