Assassin's Creed III: Liberation sales nearing 600,000

PlayStation Vita game reaches new sales milestone since launch in October.

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Assassin's Creed III: Liberation has sold "close to 600,000" units, Ubisoft revealed today as part of a post-earnings financial call.

It is not clear if that figure represents sold-in (shipped) or sold-through (actually sold), as Ubisoft used the same terminology in reference to Assassin's Creed III, which has shipped (not sold) 12 million copies.

It is also not clear if Liberation's sales volume also includes units from the game's PlayStation Vita bundle. A Ubisoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

For more on Assassin's Creed: Liberation, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

51 comments
AlexFili
AlexFili

Shame about the lack of multiplayer but this looks like a good game at least!

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

Good, it was one of the key franchise to attrack developers, too bad call of duty didn't work, I hope kill zone will be the first awesome fps for the vita and that sony releases a god fo war game

toddx77
toddx77

Good to hear.  I got the bundle for Christmas but the vita was broken and gamestop was out when I took it back so they just gave me a vita and game separately.  It is not as good as the main games but very impressive for a vita title and I am glad I have it.  

woodyfr
woodyfr

And still full of bugs... Thanks Ubisoft.

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

Great News ! It is a decent game and I hope it will attract other developers to this great little system.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Glad to hear the vita is getting some sales.

I love my Vita, and not enough people give the system the credit it deserves. It's a fantastic little system, its just too bad Sony seem to do nothing to help it. 

painpas
painpas

People come on this site and rag on the Vita all day. The handheld is fantastic on so many levels and there are many underrated games and ports that would never had been playable on a portable system before. This just shows that gamers who have a Vita have money. Mature gaming handheld can do well and games like this Sly, LBP, Gravity Rush and Uncharted can sell well on this platform as long as people know that they are their and review sites admit that the handheld does have quality games and not try and hurt the system with biases unnecessarily and hold the system to unreasonable standards. 

DarthLod
DarthLod

And had it been on a console to be played in HD and not some tiny little screen, like games should be, the sales would be double that.

itchyflop
itchyflop

im very dissapointed in my vita, however ill admit along with uncharted this is a great game on the move, or when your sat on that plane for hours, a very nice time waster. Though hurry up sony with some more please......

tgwolf
tgwolf

So anyway, there HAS to be SOME games worth playing on the Vita...*turns to the other games on this console...*

soulless4now
soulless4now

That's excellent for any game in general, but especially for the Vita. 

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

If those 600,000 sales were of the White PSvita then that is pretty good. Even though I have I vita already. I strongly considered this bundle. Just the get the Crystal Ice PSvita. Still 600,000 is a good number for a PSvita game. In only a short time. since the end of October.

ClaudiusCaesar
ClaudiusCaesar

Great! Vita is an excellent console and needs successes like that. I hope they launch another AC this year.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

games devoid of proper story are not fun at all 

i don't see any reason to own AC liberation besides to kill a bunch of hours 

Granpire
Granpire

Nice to see the Vita is a commercially viable platform, even at such low sales numbers.

BrickMcIronhard
BrickMcIronhard

Good game, not a masterpiece but a solid and fun experience, and very impressive from a handheld-technical standpoint

SecularSage
SecularSage

I've played through the bulk of this game and I really don't understand why it's elicited such a "meh" from gamers, especially compared to ACIII. The fact that you can play a real Assassin's Creed game on a portable system (and not a watered-down bore like AC: Bloodlines) is pretty incredible, and the game is distinctive and fun. I actually wish some of the ideas from it (such as the personas,which have some potential!) had made their way into ACIII. Also, ACIII: Liberation isn't nearly as dull in the initial hours since it gets you through the tutorial missions rather quickly. And, I see the lack of a Desmond-type character a major plus since that means no awful platforming sequences or ridiculous framing devices.

My only major gripes with the game are the lack of true multiplayer and the iffy integration of touch controls that make some actions (like picking pockets) way harder than they need to be. Otherwise, I think it's one of the Vita's better titles. 

Maverick2448
Maverick2448

Good for them. It is indeed nice to see some positive Vita news instead of the usual crap that ends up on here. Funny thing is, the PSP kind of went through the same growing pains but it eventually took off. I think the Vita is truly a very good system. It just needs some more good games and a price drop to really get it rolling. It would be nice to see some more developers take a chance on the system which in turn would push sales. Also, I think Sony needs to push more of their own franchises onto the Vita. For example, how about a new Jak game, a new Ratchet and Clank, God of War, Syphon Filter, Twisted Metal, or even a sequel to Uncharted. The potential is there they just have to take advantage of it.

burgeg
burgeg

Kinda sad to see a Vita game like this selling so well when Vita games that actually are great don't sell nearly as well. I have my doubts LBP sold as well as this. I really didn't like Liberation. It was a big disappointment. Still, the fact it sold well might at least give other publishers incentive to make big games for Vita, so that's a plus.

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

about time vita got some love, all it needs is price cut it and in memory cards. of course more games

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

that's great for a console that sold 3Million only... it's probably shipped not sold though...

SoNin360
SoNin360

I only have it because I bought the bundle, but havn't gotten to it yet. Still nice to see any game selling well on the Vita.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

 Very impressive considering the install base of the Vita.

Ghetto_ninja
Ghetto_ninja

I'm getting the Black COD Vita Bundle not a huge COD fan but I do like Black Ops and I already have Liberation since it's much cheaper to buy separate than COD. Also the Persona 4 skin looks a hell of a lot better on a Vita. 

mtait01
mtait01

I got AC bundled with my Vita - Haven't really played it though given all the content through Playstation Plus and the fact I have been glued to Persona 4: Golden

logicalfrank
logicalfrank

Glad to hear this for the sake of the Vita and the hopes that it means it will get some more attention from third party developers. That said, AC: Liberation is still a rather mediocre game.

BrunoFurstBrito
BrunoFurstBrito

If you don't know if it refers to shiped or sold games and don't know if the Vita Bundle is included, why write this?

obsequies
obsequies

that white vita looks sick, can't decide between white or blue

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

Decent game, horrible frame rate and jaggies. The Screenshots were misleading

Toadamus
Toadamus

I'm glad it sold decently,i bought my vita when the bundle got released i finished the game and enjoyed it.Only thing i hope they didn't add to the vita version was the multiplayer it was a waste of time.

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

Liberation was a good game. It just needed a better multiplayer like the consoles. The action is solid though and the game is impressive from a technical standpoint.

JJames3dCG
JJames3dCG

Ya that's not half-bad for the VIta, with only 4mil install base. That means it reach almost a quarter of every Vita owner. AAA console games that have install bases of 70mil aim for at least a million. So to have the Vita with 600K, very encouraging!

RealFabioSooner
RealFabioSooner

Almost the same as Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS), which released way earlier to a install base that's at least 3 times bigger than the Vita's.

No wonder many major publishers are bringing former Nintendo exclusives over (like Ninja Gaiden Razor's Edge and Rayman Legends, as well as RE: Revelation).

painpas
painpas

@Granpire Everyone who bought a Vita has money and is mature so you will sell games relative to the install base for sure. Gaming is changing so profitability may be achieved by catering to your audience. 

toddx77
toddx77

@SecularSage I find the personas interesting but did not like how for the first sequence you rarely got to use the assassin person and instead had to use the slave and lady persona a lot.  I can understand why Ubisoft did that but it made me not want ot play the game as much as I did post sequence 1.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@SecularSage"I've played through the bulk of this game and I really don't understand why it's elicited such a "meh" from gamers," 

"My only major gripes with the game are the lack of true multiplayer and the iffy integration of touch controls that make some actions (like picking pockets) way harder than they need to be."

That's called answering your own question.

SecularSage
SecularSage

@Maverick2448 I absolutely agree. I was a big fan of the PSP when it debuted, but I found it rather hard to get excited about the software library until Sony really started getting developers lined up to create exclusives. 

Their first-party efforts were generally pretty good (such as God of War: CoO and Origins, Daxter, Secret Agent Clank, Syphon Filter: Omega Strain, Patapon), and they managed to get Konami, Capcom and Square to crank out some really great original games (Metal Gear Portable Ops and Peacewalker, the Monster Hunter games, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and Dissidia Final Fantasy chief among them!).

The Vita has a stronger launch library than the PSP did, but it's really lacking developer enthusiasm. And that's sad, because it's capable of being anything a mobile device can be mixed with anything a Playstation device can be. I've given up Android gaming now that I have a Vita because it's so much more fun and less frustrating.

htehtrhrtjrgjyj
htehtrhrtjrgjyj

@gamerasi i see what you did you did there....oh wait never mind the l and i are close to each other ...common mistake...carry on

toddx77
toddx77

@Ghetto_ninja I havent played COD on vita either but everyone says it is terrible.  Get Persona 4 golden though as that is a game well worth $40.

96augment
96augment

@Ghetto_ninja Don't, man. I heard terrible things about Black Ops Vita. It's really short and the AI is dumb as hell. Get this bundle if you want a Playstation Vita.

toddx77
toddx77

@mtait01 haha same here.  I got a vita and Liberation for Christams and then bought Persona 4 golden the next day and have been playing more of that and I am a huge Assassins Creed fan too.

mtait01
mtait01

@obsequies I have the White one but I wanted the black... only problem was that the Black Vita was bundled with the COD game which I didn't want... the White was bundled with Assassins Creed

hitman047m4
hitman047m4

@RealFabioSooner Too bad people did not gave it a try to RE:R since it is a great title for the 3DS... and at a very good value too now.

Also, people forget to point that RE:R did not come bundle with the hardware and its launch cost was $49.99 (Capcom was probably smoking something, since they drop the price after to $39.99), plus an extra $14.99 if you wanted to get your hands on the Circle Pad Pro.... if you ask me a big turn off for many gamers.... oh well.

silentcell
silentcell

@SecularSage

That's my problem with the people complaining that they want mobile gaming on the go and not fully fledged games on a handheld. I want both and the Vita does both.

mtait01
mtait01

@obsequies The white one does look pretty nice... but it is a dirt magnet sadly... especially if you get sweaty hands whilst playing like I do :(

hitman047m4
hitman047m4

@nonfanboygamer1 @hitman047m4 @RealFabioSooner sorry to hear that you sold your Vita. I mean, the system does indeed have software support, but maybe did not have the type of games you want.... or it was not a system for you.

Also, if you going to get a 3DS, I suggest you to inform yourself about it first (pros and cons), try a demo unit at a store or from one of your friends. Moreover,  find what games are currently available for it (retail and downloadable)... that way if the 3DS is not a system for you, or its games are not the type you do not like, then you will no be disappointed.