Assassin's Creed Syndicate is the UK's Number One Game
Assassin's Creed Syndicate is the number one game in the UK, but it's sales are low.
The latest UK numbers are out, and newest Assassin's Creed entry has topped the charts. Assassin's Creed Syndicate released on Friday, October 23, and has gone straight to number one in the UK. According to ChartTrack, while it did beat sales for Assassin's Creed Rogue, the launch sales are the lowest of any of the other major entries in the series.
"Its launch fails to outperform previous title 'Assassin's Creed: Unity', which was denied top spot last year by the second week of 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare'," the summary reads. "It is the second major entry in the Assassin's Creed series not to be developed by Ubisoft Montreal, that honour this time going to Ubisoft Quebec. 'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate' surpasses with ease the other non-Ubisoft Montreal developed title 'Assassin's Creed: Rogue', but its launch falls short of surpassing any of the other major entries in the famous series."
You can read The Escapist's review of Assassin's Creed Syndicate here.
The top ten for the UK is below:
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Guitar Hero Live
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Grand Theft Auto 5
Destiny The Taken King
Lego Jurassic World
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Well, stop making such a big deal about week 1 sales, Ubisoft.
I imagine people still have the sour taste of Unity in their mouths. If Syndicate is actually good, people will find out and sales will pick up.
So a game set in London and a FIFA game are popular in the UK? Wowsers, didn't see that coming! /sarcasm
I love the way the title intensionally makes you think it did well and then points out it's the worse performing ac barring the unadvertised Rouge. #notsureifsarcasm
With Unity betraying customers trust so much what do you expect though. Keeping the embargo until the day before release pretty much guaranteed decreased preorders. Not to mention over-saturation of open world games.
I'm definitely going to be picking it up on PC, it looks pretty good and it should run better then Unity at least. I still find it interesting that GTAV still sells so many units in the UK, I would think that a game glorifying and exaggerating the worst qualities of American Culture would only make Brits collectively sigh and facepalm.
Got it today, just to annoy the ubisoft boycotters. Ok, I kid really. It's because I just wanted to play and kill my untrustworthy bretheren on this godforsaken island. Ok I kid again (probably), it's out of sheer curiosity and dirty casualness. That's more likely to be true.
Captcha: bad egg.
I still find it interesting that GTAV still sells so many units in the UK, I would think that a game glorifying and exaggerating the worst qualities of American Culture would only make Brits collectively sigh and facepalm.
There are a few reasons why this is not the case;
GTAV satirises not only America...but most modern culture too, it is all one huge joke at the expense of humanity's dignity. Also we are fairly used to America being..umm, headstrong/proud. A sizable portion of our media comes from the USA, for better or for worse. ;)
Then there are the overzealous nationalists within our country that seem obsessed with the past "empire" that we bullied our way to, while hating on those evil immigrants. Any free-thinking brit will not usually feel patriotic, patriotism is a tool for those in power, it should be left in the past with a lot of practices. We aren't really any better, though we do have a good variety of colourful accents and
Boris Johnson Stephen Fry! XD
But it's steaming dog shit mixed with cat piss. Tbh, probably just the liberals.