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Ubisoft praises record-breaking AC: Brotherhood

Creed becomes firm's fastest selling game ever

Slapping the doubters round the face like a well-oiled trout, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has broken records to become Ubisoft's fastest selling game ever in Europe.

EMEA sales and marketing boss, Geoffroy Sardin revealed the sequel sold more than a million copies across Europe in less than a week - and he's quite happy about it.

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The feat takes the Assassin's Creed franchise above the 20 million units sold mark, officially validating it as Ubisoft's biggest series overall.

The Ubisoft man said: "At first retailers were unsure - they didn't realise it was a full sequel, not just 'AC2.5'.

"But slowly through PR and discussions with them we have proven this is a new Assassin's Creed and a completely sequel, not just an add-on. The sales bear that out now, and retailers tell us they are very confident in it."

Brotherhood currently carries a Metacritic score of 89 - more than Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gran Turismo 5 and Fallout: New Vegas. Clearly the punters agree with the press then, unless there's a million really disappointed customers sobbing across Europe.

Last month Ubisoft reiterated that "a big Assassin's Creed game" is set to launch next year. We can't bloody wait.

[ SOURCE: MCV ]

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