Assassin's Creed II sales hit 9 million

Ubisoft pleased with "exceptional performance" of the action sequel

Ubisoft's stealth action game Assassin's Creed 2 has sold 9 million copies, the publisher confirmed today.

"The ongoing exceptional performance delivered by Assassin's Creed II which sold-in nearly 9 million units during the year," said Ubi in a financial release document earlier today.

We point out that this figure was for the fiscal year ending March 31 2010 - so it doesn't account for sale throughout April and May. It's also worth noting that the PC version only released in early March this year.

Later in an investors call, Ubisoft reps said Assassin's Creed 3, officially titled Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, is "coming along very well" and promises that it's "single-player will be big", which will be shown at E3 "in a big way".