Assassin's Creed Odyssey's first week performance is the best out of any game in the series this generation.
The company has announced that Odyssey now holds the sales record for the current generation of the franchise, outperforming last year's impressive numbers for Assassin's Creed Origins.
Geoffroy Sardin, who serves as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Ubisoft, noted, "We are incredibly proud of what the team accomplished with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and humbled by the incredible reception from critics and players". Strong favorable reviews and player reactions have driven Odyssey to top the franchise's sales records for the current console generation. "We have robust content plans for Assassin's Creed Odyssey that will keep players engaged and exploring the game's lovely and compelling world for a long time to come". Launch is just the start of this epic journey.
In a first for the franchise, players choose their hero, either Alexios or Kassandra, outcast Spartan mercenaries who will explore a attractive living, systemic open world, where they will uncover the truth about their mysterious pasts and become legendary Greek heroes. Legacy of the First Blade (December 2018) introduces players to the first person to ever use the Hidden Blade, forever altering history.