Origins sold more impressively than Syndicate by far.
Assassin’s Creed Origins has seen a 100% growth in sales over Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and the game hasn’t even been out for an entire month yet. It’s totally slaying on the sales charts, that’s for sure.
This percentage comes by way of Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who announced the news, in comparison to 2015’s installment of the series, based on internal estimates from 10 days of sales of both games. Sales for Assassin’s Creed Origins ended up being double Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s.
Guillemot noted in the Ubisoft Q2 FY18 financial call that “the success of these releases – notably the 100% sales growth for Assassin’s Creed Origins – combined with solid live operations demonstrate that Ubisoft is ideally positioned to deliver further growth in future fiscal years.”
Interestingly enough, about 35% of Assassin’s Creed Origins’ launch copies were sold digitally, with 15% sold for Syndicate, a 20% increase in the number of digital sales, which is up in general for the company. It’s a testament to how simple it is to preload and launch titles ahead of release without waiting for slow shipping times and installation afterward.