While Assassin’s Creed Odyssey might not be matching Origins’ physical sales, the game appears to be doing very well digitally on the PC. Peak concurrent players for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Steam outpaced last year’s entry in the series by 33 percent.
Yesterday we learned that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s physical sales in the UK were 25 percent lower than Origins. However, it seems that the shift to digital-only gaming could be the main cause. On Steam, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey peaked at 62,000 concurrent players at release, which is roughly 33 percent higher than Assassin’s Creed Origins. Of course, Steam stats also only tell half the story, as a good chunk of people may have bought cheaper uPlay keys instead, meaning the overall number of players will be even higher.
These are PC stats, traditionally, Assassin’s Creed has always done incredibly well on consoles too. We don’t have console sales numbers yet but Ubisoft’s latest shift towards an RPG future for Assassin’s Creed is paying off nicely.
KitGuru Says: I haven’t had a chance to pick up Odyssey yet but I keep hearing nothing but good things about it. Have any of you been playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey over the last week? What do you think of it so far?