SuperData has shared its monthly report, stating that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sold 1.7 million copies at launch. According to SuperData, this is 50% more than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at launch. However, and despite these sales numbers, in-game revenue was down 62%. This may may explain why Ubisoft added an XP booster into the game.
This falls in line with what Ubisoft has already stated about the game’s launch. According to Ubi, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had twice the number of active players than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Moreover, Valhalla was Ubisoft’s top-selling PC launch ever.
In other news, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War sold 5.7 million digital units in November, a 7% increase compared to the previous franchise record-holder Black Ops 4. In addition, the ongoing success of the free-to-play Warzone mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare helped drive interest in the latest title. Thanks to Warzone, Modern Warfare had 2.7 times as many players as Cold War in November 2020.
Lastly, Among Us had roughly half a billion monthly active users in November. The PC version accounted for the majority of revenue from August to November (64%) despite having an extremely small share of the total player base (3% in November).
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