Ubisoft: "Assassin's Creed 2" PSP Bundle to Save Sequel

Assassin's Creed 1 was expected to do less well than sequel... until the PSP.

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Ubisoft: "Assassin's Creed 2" PSP Bundle to Save Sequel
Ubisoft's CFO, Alain Martinez, has been speaking about Ubisoft's predictions - and specifically about Assassin's Creed 2's change in fortunes. Two shockers here:

Firstly, Ubi expected Assassin's Creed 2 to sell less well than Assassin's Creed, but that has now changed based on a single platform. Says Martinez, "We now think the game should be selling 15% more units than the first title, while our previous guidance assumed it was going to sell less units than the first title."

So, which platform has changed the playing field for AssCreed2?

"Most of this out-performance of 15% actually comes from the fact of the addition of one platform: the PSP on which Assassin's Creed 1 was not released in the past. And around half of this performance is done with guaranteed bundles."

Sure, this sounds very much like Assassin's Creed 2 will be heading for the PSP. Indeed that would make a fine story. However, the reality is more likely to be that Martinez is referring to Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines when he mentions these numbers to investors.

It also sounds as if the Assassin's Creed 2 (or Bloodlines) bundle for PSP is a deal well done, if not for Sony, then certainly for Ubisoft.

Hear the words spoken for yourself right here.


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