CEO of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot has estimated (thanks Siliconera
) that the first week of sales for Assassin's Creed 3 are around 3.5 million units on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, according to a recent financial report. The positive sales are actually more than double that of previous Assassin's Creed: Revelations title, which only sold 1.26 million in its first month of being on sale.
“First-week sell-through sales for Assassin’s Creed III are estimated at over 3.5 million units, representing a year-over-year increase of more than 100 percent,” Guillemot revealed. “Just Dance 4 is performing in line with our expectations and Far Cry 3 has achieved among the best playtest scores in Ubisoft’s history, confirming the game’s outstanding quality.”
The developer is also looking ahead, stating that they expect positive results from their Wii U launch titles, including Rayman Legends and ZombiU, plus the upcoming title Far Cry 3.
Yves also noted that sales forecast has increased from €1,160 million – €1,200 million to €1,200 million – €1,260 million, and the operating income forecast is now at €70 million – €100 million compared to a previous €70 million – €90 million.