As the title explains, physical sales for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey are down by 25% when compared to the previous Assassin’s Creed title ‘Origins’. It’s important to note that this is just physical copies, digital sales are not tracked by Chart-Track so cannot be included.
There may be some explanations for this, however. Maybe people are holding off from buying it due to the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are all dropping soon – you don’t have time to play them all do you, and considering Assassin’s Creed is an offline game it’s not exactly high on the ‘must buy on release’ table for a lot of people. Some may just hold off buying the game at all and will instead hope to get it for Christmas.
Usually we would say something like ‘digital sales must have picked up the slack’, however, Forza Horizon 4—which was released last week—has in fact slightly increased in sales when compared to the previous title. When you consider Forza Horizon is also on the Xbox Game Pass and Microsoft have said they have seen “a huge uplift in Xbox Game Pass subscriptions and engagement” since the release of Forza Horizon 4, it makes this achievement even more special and weakens the ‘digital copies picked up the slack’ argument further.
Let’s hope we see Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on the chart for a while longer and sales eventually get better as we don’t want Ubisoft getting the wrong idea, we think Assassin’s Creed is in the best place it has been in since the first few releases. We will be releasing our full written review and video review in the coming days so be sure to subscribe to our social channels so you can see what we think of the game and that new features that have been added.
In other chart news, FIFA 19 inevitably took the top spot, even after the controversy surrounding EA and the various bugs and lack of innovation – check out our review of FIFA 19 here. Super Mario Party entered the top 10 sales at rank 5 which is just behind Spider-Man. Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise didn’t make an appearance in the top 10 (21st) and Astro Bot Rescue Mission also failed to break the top 10 and landed at position 22.
You can view the full top 10 list below:
- FIFA 19
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Forza Horizon 4
- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Super Mario Party
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Tekken 7
- Crash Trilogy
- Project Cars 2
- Grand Theft Auto 5
GTA5 makes yet another appearance – will it finally drop off next month after the release of Red Dead and Fallout 76? Let’s wait and see.