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Assassin’s Creed Series Sells 73 Million, Just Dance 48 Million And Splinter Cell 30 Million

Ubisoft has posted sales figures for its biggest franchises including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, and Splinter Cell. As expected Assassin’s Creed is the company’s biggest series, selling a staggering 73 million copies worldwide. Just Dance has also performed spectacularly selling 48 million units worldwide. You can see the sales figures, below.

Worldwide best selling franchises:

  • - Assassin’s Creed®: 73 million
  • - Just Dance™: 48 million
  • - Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®: 30 million
  • - Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®: 26 million
  • - Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®: 25 million
  • - Petz®: 24 million
  • - Rayman®: 25 million
  • - Imagine™: 21 million
  • - Prince of Persia®: 20 million
  • - Driver®: 19 million
  • - Far Cry®: 18 million
  • - Rayman Raving Rabbids®: 14 million
  • - The Settlers®: 10 million
  • - The Experience: 9 million
  • - Anno™: 5 million
  • - Your Shape: 3 million

Ranking:

  • - 3rd independent publisher in Europe
  • - 3rd independent publisher in U.S.
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Ubisoft Now Has Over 9,000 Employees, May Be Largest Video Game Company

Kotaku’s super sleuth Superannuation has revealed that Ubisoft currently has over 9,000 employees and may be the largest video game company. Ubisoft’s corporate website lists that the company has 9,200 plus employees, 7,800 plus serve in a production related role. In contrast EA, which is often thought of the largest video game company, has 9,370 employees, but the company saw a number of high-profile layoffs in 2013.

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NPD: Here’s The Best Selling Games In The US During March

The NPD Group has revealed the best-selling video games in the United States during the month of March. Unsurprisingly, Xbox One and PC exclusive Titanfall led the pack, with Infamous: Second Son on the PlayStation 4 lagging slightly behind. There were no Nintendo exclusives in this month’s top ten chart, which you can see below.

  1. Titanfall
  2. Infamous: Second Son
  3. South Park: The Stick Of Truth
  4. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  5. Dark Souls 2
  6. Metal Gear Sold V: Ground Zeroes
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Final Fantasy X-X2 Remastered
  9. The LEGO Movie Video Game
  10. Minecraft
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Japan: 3DS Sells 23k, Wii U Sells 5k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. The only new 3DS software to enter the charts is Crayon Shin-chan, which sells just over 16,000 copies and debuts in fifth place. Though the latest Mario Party title and Yokai Watch continue to sell well, figures are still erring on the side of caution following the dominance of the mobile market. 3rd Robot Wars Z for PlayStation 3 is Japan’s chart-topper, but EA’s Titanfall comes in 9th place, selling just over 10k.

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U suffer a blow in the hardware charts this week, with sales of the PlayStation Vita topping the combined sales of the 3DS by a mere 2k. Sales for the Wii U are also at its lowest in a number of weeks, where it’s been roughly averaging between 7 and 10k. Here’s the top 20 software and hardware charts.

  1. [PS3] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen – 142,433 (New)
  2. [PSV] 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen – 128,236 (New)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 33,833 (720,220)
  4. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 28,114 (285,987)
  5. [3DS] Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! – 16,409 (New)
  6. [PSV] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai – 14,468 (New)
  7. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 – 13,552 (206,066)
  8. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 11,005 (190,036)
  9. [360] Titanfall – 10,478 (New)
  10. [PS3] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai – 8,469 (New)
  11. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS – 7,461 (164,418)
  12. [Wii U] Just Dance Wii U – 7,164 (25,567)
  13. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 6,987 (547,360)
  14. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd – 6,333 (121,071)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 6,020 (4,029,314)
  16. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear  – 5,951 (136,033)
  17. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 – 5,609 (96,485)
  18. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 – 5,369 (74,165)
  19. [PSV] J-Stars Victory VS – 5,353 (139,875)
  20. [PS3] Dark Souls II – 5,286 (325,463)
  1. PlayStation Vita – 24,078 (25,017)
  2. 3DS LL – 17,291 (22,947)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,034 (13,401)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 7,305 (10,871)
  5. 3DS – 6,271 (9,091)
  6. Wii U – 5,512 (7,962)
  7. PSP – 2,027 (2,892)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,220 (1,371)
  9. Xbox 360 – 229 (276)

 

 

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UK Charts: No 3DS Or Wii U Games In Top 40

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK chart-track. It’s more than a poor show for Nintendo offerings this week as no Wii U or 3DS games manage to hit the individual top 40. Not even a Middle-earth adventure could fly into the chart for 3DS or Wii U with the arrival of LEGO The Hobbit. However, the Warner Bros. title entered the chart highest for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, while this week’s top spot is claimed by Titanfall. Below you’ll find the individual top 40.

  1. (NE) [360] Titanfall
  2. (2) [XBO] Titanfall
  3. (4) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  4. (7) [360] South Park: The Stick of Truth
  5. (NE) [360] LEGO The Hobbit
  6. (15) [PS3] South Park: The Stick of Truth
  7. (6) [360] Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
  8. (3) [PS4] Infamous: Second Son
  9. (11) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  10. (NE) [XBO] Kinect Sports Rivals
  11. (9) [360] FIFA 14
  12. (5) [PS4] FIFA 14
  13. (NE) [PS3] LEGO The Hobbit
  14. (10) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
  15. (1) [PC] The Elder Scrolls Online
  16. (NE) [PS4] LEGO The Hobbit
  17. (12) [PS3] FIFA 14
  18. (19) [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  19. (17) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
  20. (14) [XBO] FIFA 14
  21. (NE) [PSV] Football Manager 2014
  22. (8) [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  23. (NE) [XBO] LEGO The Hobbit
  24. (26) [360] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  25. (13) [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  26. (35) [360] WWE 2K14
  27. (20) [360] Dark Souls II
  28. (25) [PS3] Gran Turismo 6
  29. (18) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
  30. (36) [PS4] Thief
  31. (28) [PS3] The LEGO Movie Videogame
  32. (RE) [PS3] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  33. (38) [360] Battlefield 4
  34. (27) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
  35. (32) [PS3] Dark Souls II
  36. (RE) [360] Skate 3
  37. (33) [360] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  38. (29) [XBO] Call of Duty: Ghosts
  39. (24) [PS4] Battlefield 4
  40. (39) [XBO] Thief
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Japan: Just Dance For Wii U Enters At 5, 3DS Sells 32k And Wii U Sells Almost 8k

This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. The introduction of an increased tax price has caused a slight dip in general software and hardware sales after last week’s considerable boost, but sales aren’t as low as naturally expected. Mario Party: Island Tour continues to sell well and resumes its place as chart-topper, while new release Just Dance Wii U – the third instalment of the popular boogie game in Japan – climbs to number 5 with 18k copies sold.

Hardware sales have suffered the most from the tax increase, but are generally consistent with figures from previous weeks. The 3DS sells 32k, a sales decrease of almost 50 per cent, though the Wii U pulls in almost 8k, a fairly regular amount when compared to other weeks. You can find the top 20 software and hardware sales below.

  1. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour – 47,106 (257,873)
  2. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 – 25,572 (192,514)
  3. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 23,663 (686,387)
  4. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 20,799 (179,031)
  5. [Wii U] Just Dance Wii U – 18,403 (New)
  6. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd – 16,111 (114,738)
  7. [PS3] J-Stars Victory VS – 13,417 (114,738)
  8. [PSV] J-Stars Victory VS – 11,876 (134,522)
  9. [PS3] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd – 10,278 (70,243)
  10. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 – 10,081 (90,876)
  11. [PS3] Dark Souls II – 9,924 (320,177)
  12. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 9,914 (540,373)
  13. [3DS] Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear – 9,704 (130,083)
  14. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 – 9,603 (68,796)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon X and Y – 8,328 (4,023,294)
  16. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 7,859 (112,137)
  17. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 – 7,576 (50,277)
  18. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys – 6,881 (768,483)
  19. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z – 6,787 (1,430,720)
  20. [PSV] Natural Doctrine – 6,046 (New)
  1. PlayStation Vita – 25,017 (39,752)
  2. 3DS LL – 22,947 (52,124)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,401 (23,327)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 10,871 (17,154)
  5. 3DS – 9,091 (12,508)
  6. Wii U – 7,962 (13,026)
  7. PSP – 2,892 (4,206)
  8. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,371 (2,115)
  9. Xbox 360 – 276 (304)

 

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Epic And Game Informer Tease Is For Fortnite For PC

We knew something was coming today after both Game Informer and Epic Games teased their fans on Twitter yesterday. It turns out the grand re-reveal is for Epic’s free-to-play PC game Fortnite running on Unreal Engine 4. Epic hasn’t announced if it’s PC only, or if it’s also coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

“Fortnite features the cooperative third-person shooter core Epic Games is known for, but rather than throwing you into scripted events and corridors, the game challenges you to explore the environment for resources and build fortresses while fending off waves of attackers at the same time. With an RPG-like progression system, Diablo-like looting, multiple campaigns of varying lengths, procedurally generated worlds, and the promise of player vs. player battles, Epic is offering plenty of replayability that it hopes will provide the game with a long lifecycle.”

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Epic Games Is Hyping Up An Announcement For Tomorrow

A number of Epic Games employees have taken to Twitter to hype up a possible announcement tomorrow. There’s no clues regarding what the announcement might be, but we know for a fact that Game Informer are teasing their cover story, which will be shown off tomorrow. Whether it’s related to their forthcoming game Fortnite remains to be seen. Whatever it is, it should be interesting.

Thanks, Jackman

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Game Informer Cover Reveal Coming Tomorrow

Andrew Reiner, executive editor of Game Informer, has revealed on Twitter that he will be revealing their cover story tomorrow. Speculation is rife regarding which game will grace the cover, but the general consensus seems to be that it will be Assassin’s Creed. We already know that Assassin’s Creed Unity is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while Assassin’s Creed Comet will apparently be coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A Wii U version seems to be up in the air. What would you like to see?