When you rate video game companies on sales and success, Ubisoft is definitely one of the big ones. Ubisoft’s most successful hobbyhorse is the Assassin’s Creed series, of which the youngest offshoot Valhalla has apparently exceeded all expectations of the publisher and developer.
The publisher and developer Ubisoft is one of the most successful in the industry. And regardless of whether you like the games or not: With franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Watch Dogs, the company sells several million copies with each launch. The series revolving around the nimble assassin is particularly popular with gamers all over the world.
The success of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla should not surprise anyone. As Ubisoft now stated in its quarterly report, the trip to the north not only beat its predecessor Odyssey by far, but also turned out to be the company’s second most successful game in terms of earnings.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: With vikings to success
When it launched last November, the title sold more units in its first week than any other title in theirs. At that time, the franchise had sold more than 155 million games since it debuted in 2007. Valhalla is providing further impetus, not only, but mainly because of its expansions.
According to Ubisoft, the DLC entitled “Siege of Paris”, released in August, delivered record-breaking results. And Valhalla is likely to continue swimming on the wave of success, because the next major expansion is already being planned. It should appear in the next five months and, according to leaks, could be called “Dawn of Ragnarök”.
In addition to the profits from the sale of the game and the DLCs, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla also flushes money into the till through microtransactions. They not only allow players to purchase different costumes for themselves and mounts, but also offer the opportunity to purchase XP or gold boosts as well as raw materials. Certainly a lucrative business.
What do you think of the success of Valhalla? In your opinion, is it justified or did you like another part of the series better?