Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has become one of the most popular games in the whole series, with reports of 1.7 million copies being sold at launch. If the reported number is correct, then Valhalla sold over 50 percent more copies than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, at launch. Making this the most sold Assassin’s Creed game ever.
The Assasin’s Creed franchise has been on an upward rally since the launch of Assassin’s Creed Origins back in 2017. The game was pitted as a soft reboot to the franchise, being followed by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in 2018. Odyssey had a strong focus on its Action-RPG elements, and it had fully-realized characters, an engaging storyline and a huge open world environment. All of this laid ground for the new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which one could argue is a huge improvement on the previous instalment.
Another reason for Valhalla’s success is that the game was launched just in time for the next-gen consoles. With it being one of the title games for the consoles, most people purchasing the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X | Series S would have bought it.
Another push to the game was the launch delay of Cyberpunk 2077. Many people eagerly waiting for the game, would now have to find another title to play in the meanwhile, and Valhalla fit the board perfectly. Also if both the games were to launch together, gamers would have had to think twice before deciding on which game to get. And most would have chosen Cyberpunk 2077, considering the overall hype behind the game.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was launched back on November 10, globally. It is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | Series S. It is available at Rs 3,999 on the PlayStation Store and the Microsoft Store, at $44 (approximately Rs 3,250) on the Epic Games Store and at Euro 60 (approximately Rs 5,500) on the Ubisoft Store.