The newly released Assassins Creed Valhalla has now topped the UK video game sales charts. It’s ranked above the likes of other new games that include Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Other than that, Ubisoft has also confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has had the biggest launch in the series. The company said in a press release that it had sold more copies than its previous entries and also became the “top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever.”
“We are truly delighted by the enthusiastic response from players and want to thank the fans for their incredible support. Delivering this game amid a global pandemic was a true tour de force by our teams, and it’s fantastic to see players enjoying the game so much,” said Julien Laferrière, producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. “Launch is only the beginning, and we have robust content plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that will keep players immersed in their epic Viking saga for a long time to come.”
Ubisoft did not provide any metrics, but according to UK Video Game Sales Charts, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launch week sales were more than double compared to Odyssey. Moreover, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One had accounted for 40 percent sales, while PS5 contributed 18% and PS4 42%.
This is also the first time in 13 years that another game has ranked above Call of Duty in launch sales.
Take a look at the UK Video Game Sales Charts
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- FIFA 21
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Demon’s Souls – NEW
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Minecraft (NS)
- Watch Dogs Legion
Putting Ubisoft’s remarks in perspective, Assassin’s Creed 3 reportedly had the most launch sales ever. The game had sold 3.5 million units in its first week, so it’s pretty amazing that Valhalla has beaten those numbers. There are also a few reasons why In my opinion, it has done so well. Firstly, taking nothing away from the game’s quality, it’s fantastic.
With COVID-19 and lockdown all over the globe, game sales have seen a tremendous increase. Besides, it’s also worth considering that, unlike other companies who increased prices above $60. Ubisoft has stuck with its old price meta.
Last but not least, with so many games getting delayed, Valhalla seems like the only available option across all platforms.