'Assassin's Creed Origins' has doubled in sales compared to its predecessor 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate'.
The recently released action-adventure video game is the 10th instalment in the franchise and comes as the first game in the series since 2015, after developers Ubisoft decided to take a one-year break after the release of 'Syndicate'.
And it would seem the short hiatus has proved vital for the game's sales, as it has been revealed in Ubisoft's earning's report that in the first 10 days of its release, 'Origins' has sold double the units that 'Syndicate' did in the same time frame two years ago.
The report did not show specific figures in the report, but the company believe the year break is largely responsible for getting interest back in the franchise after entering an earnings slump in recent years.
'Syndicate's lower sale count comes after it received largely positive responses, but the heavily bemoaned and notoriously buggy launch of 'Assassin's Creed Unity' in 2014 impacted sales amongst those who didn't wish to fork out on the follow-up for fear of it being similarly buggy.
Meanwhile, Ubisoft titles including 'Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle', 'Rainbow Six Siege', 'Ghost Recon: Wildlands', and 'For Honor' have helped to propel the developers into success, giving the company total sales of €264.2 million during the second quarter of 2017.