Pre-order sales for Ubisoft Inc.’s Assassin’s Creed III for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 ranked in the top three sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division pending release of the title.
This week, the Assassin’s Creed III Xbox 360 SKU ranked as the No. 2 best-selling pre-order product at BestBuy.com.
The PS3 SKU ranked at No. 3 in the same period.
Set in Mohawk Valley in 1777, Assassin’s Creed III features an all-new Native American warrior protagonist in a fight to protect his land and ignite a revolution.
The title will include a brand new Revolutionary War setting that will chronicle a new assassin named Connor. The story will take place over 30 years in a epic story placed in select historical events.
Assassin’s Creed III will incorporate fighting and stealth abilities in new frontier locations that allow Connor to scale trees and cliffs.
In addition, the control setup will be brand new to offer tactile functionality and dexterity.
Finally, the title will include hunting functionality to hunt, track, and skin wildlife.
It will be sold Oct. 30.
Ubisoft in Feb. said it sold seven million copies of Assassin’s Creed Revelations in the third quarter ending Dec. 31.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, released in Nov. 2011, is the final installment to feature Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
It includes upgraded weapons and abilities, all-new online characters in multiplayer mode, and a bonus spin-off game.
Ubisoft held revenue of $878.9 million in Q3, an increase of 8.8 percent from the year prior.