Nobody doubted that Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood would sell a lot of copies. The actual numbers were still astounding. Released on November 16, 2010, the game has sold 6.5 million copies to date.
Ubisoft, the publisher of the game, had much lower estimates than the actual numbers.
They projected $701 million in sales by the end of the quarter, or December 31, but managed to pull in $809 million by that day. That figure represents an increase of 21.2 percent over the same quarter in 2009.
Earnings over a 9 month period came to $1.16 billion for the publishing company.
These earnings were not from Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood alone. The publisher shipped 10.5 million copies of dance-themed games including, Just Dance and its sequel, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Just Dance Kids, and Dance on Broadway.
Ubisoft has also shipped over 2 million games for the Xbox Kinect.
The developer forecasts earnings of $1.38 billion for the 2011 fiscal year, and has several games already slated for release in the current quarter, including Beyond Good and Evil HD and a PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
Six other titles are rumored to be coming soon for the 3DS European market.