Assassin's Creed Valhalla Has Become The Biggest Launch In The Series' History

With Assassin's Creed Valhalla releasing along side the Xbox Series X|S, it appears to have made series history by becoming its biggest launch.

According to a recent press release, Ubisoft is thrilled at the results of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, with the game selling more within the first week than any past entry. Its sales can be attributed to the game's great critical response (we called it "the best entry to date") and plenty of built-up hype.

The PC version has even been cited as been the best selling Ubisoft title ever, "driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance."

“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.”

Despite the good news, there's been a bit of disgruntlement today following a Digital Foundry report that the Xbox Series X version performs up to 15% worse than its PS5 equivalent, so hopefully this can be remedied in the near future.

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