Oct. 27 was an important day on the video game calendar as Assassin’s Creed Origins, Super Mario Odyssey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus all released.
Between the three, Assassin’s Creed: Origins took the top spot for physical sales within the UK. Not far behind was Super Mario Odyssey, with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus in fourth, carrying sales figures, surprisingly, below Wolfenstein: The New Order.
The latest installment in the Assassin's franchise is paying off for Ubisoft. Origins is selling as well as Assassin’s Creed Syndicate did within its first 10 days. Turns out, it has double the sales to that of its predecessor. Ubisoft released this news in their financial sales and earnings figures for the first half of the 2017-2018 fiscal year. While comparing numbers to Syndicate might not be impressive, being able to overcome Super Mario Odyssey is a win for Ubisoft and the AC series.
In review scores Assassin’s Creed Origins is also performing better than its predecessors. With an 82 on Metacritic for the PS4 version, the series hasn’t seen a score this high since Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, which released in late 2013. With a new loot system, eagle companion, and rich open world, Ancient Egypt has been a hit with new fans and has expanded on what old fans loved.
Assassin’s Creed Origins has sales and reviews going for it along with new open-world design. It also allows you to ride camels, which explains its success more than anything.