Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is selling amazingly
Ubisoft revealed that their PS Vita exclusive, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation sold almost 600, 000 units in a little over 4 months since it was released, which is a truly amazing number, especially considering the fact that Vita itself is still not doing too well.
This info means that around 16% of Vita owners bought Liberation, or almost every sixth one. For this occasion, the CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, issued the following statement to the investors:
We have always been early on new consoles. Sometimes it works, sometimes less effective. With new console launch, it’s interesting for us, to make them shine on the market. It’s a strategy to push our brand and to create new IPs. You have to look at this strategy in the short term and long term. Regarding Vita, last FY, we did pretty well on Assassin’s Creed, close to 600k units – pretty happy with figure. I wouldn’t discount PSVita, right quality, it might work.
Well, it certainly does work for Ubisoft and Liberation, although the Vita itself is still not selling spectacularly. However, some recent data implies that this situation could drastically change in 2013.
Ubisoft also added that all of its digital PS Vita releases made up 15-20% of overall sales, and that they were “more important in US than EU.”