Assassin's Creed III, the latest game in the Assassin's Creed franchise, has set a franchise record selling three million units worldwide in its opening week. This is a 40 percent increase compared to Assassin's Creed: Revelations which held the previous record. Assassin's Creed: Revelations sold 2.15 million units in its opening week, while Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood sold 1.7 million units.
1.45 million of the sales were in the US, while 1.1 million are in Europe. The remaining 0.45 million units are from other regions in. The difference in sales between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions is next to nothing. The Xbox 360 version had a 52 percent marketshare, while the PlayStation 3 version had a 48 percent marketshare.
As a side note, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (PSV) sold 100,000 units in its opening week.
Assassin's Creed III was released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 30 in North America and October 31 in Europe. The game will launch for the PC on November 20 in North America and November 23 in Europe. The Wii U version will be available on November 18 in North America and November 30 in Europe.