Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sells more than any other game in the series at launch and breaks a PC sales record.
Following Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s strong UK debut – where it broke Call of Duty’s 13-year run of launch week No.1’s – Ubisoft has confirmed that the game sold more copies in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed title in the same period.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is also a hit on Windows, giving the publisher its biggest PC launch ever, in part driven by “all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance.”
Speaking about the game’s impressive start, Ubisoft producer Julien Laferrière says:
“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. 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 has also released some in-game numbers that demonstrate Valhalla‘s player engagement. Since launch, 55 million buildings have been unlocked, over 3.5 million games of Orlog have been won, and more than 1.8 million players have reigned triumphant in at least one drinking game.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available now Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Stadia, Amazon Luna, and Ubisoft+.
We have a favour to ask
Thumbsticks has a couple of main aims. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Following years of crunch, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga gets a release date
Warner Bros. Games confirms the release date for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga amid reports of crunch at developer TT...
Nintendo Switch Online: The big list of NES, SNES, N64 and Genesis games
Nintendo Switch Online includes access to a growing library of classic NES, SNES, N64, and Sega Genesis games. Here’s the...
One of last year’s very best games is coming to Xbox Game Pass
Death's Door, Rainbow Six Extraction and Windjammers 2 are among this month's second wave of Xbox Game Pass titles.
Among Us 2022 roadmap includes Friends List feature
Innersloth has outlined this year's content and development roadmap for Among Us.
New PlayStation Store releases: January 17-21, 2022
Here's a quick roundup of this week's brand new PlayStation Store releases for the PS4 and PS5.
Why the ‘Big Box’ Lair of the Clockwork God Collector’s Edition is a big deal
We spoke to Dan Marshall about the Lair of the Clockwork God Collector's Edition, and why indie games getting "Big...
New Nintendo Switch releases – January 17-22, 2022
Shadow Man Remastered and Windjammers 2 headline this week's list of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
New Xbox releases – January 17-21, 2022
Rainbow Six Extraction and Nobody Saves the World headline a busy week for new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One...