Assassin's Creed Syndicate had the worst UK launch in series history


Only sold more than spin-off Rogue

In case you somehow didn’t notice, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate launched last week. Setting the series predominantly in the UK for the first time (we had a little bit in the opening to AC3), plus being set in the much-loved Victorian era, you’d assume the game would’ve done fantastically in Britain, right?

According to PlayStation UniverseSyndicate, despite reaching the top position in the all-format charts, has also had the worst-performing launch week in the entire history of the series.

In fact, the only major Assassin’s Creed it has beaten is the last-gen exclusive Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, which is arguably more of a spinoff than a main entry in the series and was overshadowed by the simultaneous release of Unity. It didn’t even manage to beat the very first Assassin’s Creed, which was an unproven and new IP when it was released. Yikes.

It’s worth keeping a few things in mind before assuming this is the death of the Creed series though. First, Syndicate hasn’t sold poorly, it’s just not sold as well as would be expected from a major Assassin’s Creed game. Second, these charts don’t include digital sales, nor do they include the PC version, which has been delayed until November.

So do you think this is a knock-on effect of the awful launch last year’s Unity had, or is it a sign people are getting tired of Assassin’s Creed?

Assassin's Creed Syndicate has the worst launch sales of any major game in the series [PlayStation Universe]

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