If you're honest enough with yourself, all those hours you spent listening in American History class would have been made more interesting if they were peppered with an righteous Mohawk native embedding a hatchet into various body parts. Ubisoft tapped that part of the American psyche for Assassin's Creed 3, and their reward is a boat-load of money.
Internal estimates at Ubisoft have concluded that the game sold more than 3.5 million units to consumers (not retailers) in its first week. "First-week sell-through sales for Assassin's Creed 3 are estimated at over 3.5 million units, representing a year-on-year increase of more than 100%," the company said in its latest financial report. That matches the same trend established by the game's pre-orders.
The company has high hopes for the rest of the year. Not only does it have Just Dance 4, but the impending launch of Wii U, which the company has 7 games available for at launch, will certainly help boost the company's bottom line.