This newest Assassin?s Creed game is the perfect example where people will never forget your mistakes.
The launch week for Assassin?s Creed Syndicate has been affected ?clearly? by the underwhelming reception from last year?s Assassin?s Creed Unity, this was mentioned by Ubisoft. Compared to last year, the sales for the latest Assassin?s Creed game took a dip on the week one sales.
This was due to the fact that there were a lot of bugs being discovered in Assassin?s Creed Unity and it was given poor receptions from the gaming media. Some notable bugs that were found in the game include game-breaking situations like characters falling through the ground, disfigured unrendered characters and constant game crashes during co-op sessions, the version that took the worse situation was for the PC and several patches were provided but it is still not enough to save the game from poor sales.
Ubisoft exec Alain Martinez explained that ?Clearly in our first week we were impacted by what happened with Assassin’s Creed Unity…but Syndicate’s second week sales beat those of Unity’s. And, all things considered, Syndicate may still end up beating its predecessor.”
Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot also added “We seem to experience the same sales curve as [Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag], versus Unity, Syndicate was down in the first week but nicely outperformed it in its second week as it benefitted from positive word of mouth.”
Though Guillemot did not mention any details if Assassin?s Creed: Syndicate?s two-week sales were still lower than from Unity from the same period, but compared with Unity, Syndicate was given better feedbacks, so there is a possibility that it would be able to bounce back during the holidays, similar that from Assassin?s Creed IV: Black Flag where it was low launch sale but managed to get cumulative sales in the following weeks. Though Ubisoft is still confident that Syndicate will be able to get higher sales before the end of the year.