Even though there are many reports telling us that 2012 has been a bad year for video game sales in general, what they failed to mention is that the returning big AAA games are raking in more dough than their previous games.
Last week Ubisoft announced that their latest AC game, Assassin’s Creed III, was their fastest-selling game in history. With just a month after the game’s release, it hit the “7 million sales mark”. That’s pretty impressive. Let’s assume that each unit cost $60, that would mean that the game has grossed almost half a billion dollars. The game still has some juice left, as I’m still patiently waiting for “The Tyranny of King Washington” DLC to be released.
Next on the list is Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. In just 15 days, the sequel to Black Ops grossed $1 billion, beating out Modern Warfare 3‘s record of $1 billion in 16 days.
Not much is known about how Halo 4 is doing now, but it earned $220 million on launch day.
One thing we know for sure…sequel is king.
Source: Ubisoft, Activision, and CBS News