Ubisoft's 2007 hit Assassin's Creed has sold eight million units worldwide
At least that's according to Assassin's Creed 2 creative director Patrice Dsilets, who revealed the statistic in an interview with Joystiq. Dsilets also revealed that up to 35 million gamers would have played the original, if you factor in piracy, rentals and second hand sales.
We sold some eight million copies of it, you know,” he said. Some people really enjoyed and loved the game.
I would have been really really pissed off if we had good grades but nobody was playing. We recalculated, my producer and I, that roughly between thirty to thirty five million people played Assassin's Creed 1.
That's if you count all the rentals and the second-hands. Not all the people bought it. They played it on PC.”
Assassin's Creed 2 is due to hit shelves this November.