Assassin's Creed III is Ubisoft's fastest selling game ever

Release Date: 13/12/2012

"Let's do the time warp again," sang the cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and it's a sentiment that will surely be echoed by Ubisoft, as history-hopping epic Assassin's Creed III has clocked up over seven million sales since it went on sale less than six weeks ago.

That's not the only big number being thrown around as Ubisoft celebrates what has become its fastest selling game ever. Adding up all the hours spent playing the single player story mode reveals that fans have spent the equivalent of 82 centuries exploring the frontier world of the Revolutionary War, through the eyes of Mohawk warrior Connor. Together, these assassin fans have bumped off three billion victims.

Things have been no quieter on the multiplayer side, where over 250 million players have fallen to their rivals in over five billion online sessions.

"We are delighted with the performance of Assassin's Creed III this Christmas," said Rob Cooper, Ubisoft UK managing director and stater of the obvious. "This is a beautiful and epic game of exceptional quality and we're pleased that our fans have responded so well to the brand new universe, storyline and game experience."

Assassin's Creed III is out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC.

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