Despite a slew of positive reviews, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey sales are down 26% on the series’ last outing. In the UK’s physical charts, Ubisoft’s take on the Greek epic came in second last week, falling behind both FIFA 19 and the series’ own efforts from last year.
While that might sound like a pretty steep drop-off, there are plenty of factors that might have impacted reduced sales. First up, the UK’s chart-tracker doesn’t account for digital sales, which made up a good chunk of Origins purchases, and likely did the same this time around. It’s also worth noting that Origins was the first Assassin’s Creed game to launch in over two years. Odyssey, on the other hand, only released 11 months after its older brother, potentially impacting early interest.
Odyssey also came out a month earlier that Origins did last year, which gives it much more time to sell in the run-up to Christmas. Granted, it has some absolute juggernauts to rub up against between now and then, but that cowboy game isn’t even coming out on PC yet, so who even cares, right?
If you’re still trying to decide if (or when) you’re going to pick up Alexios and Kassandra’s adventure, check out our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey PC review. If you’ve already ventured into Ancient Greece, you might be interested to check out a few of the game’s Easter Eggs – tributes to Black Panther and the Greek God of Fire are hidden throughout the world.
Less subtle than that, however, is the fact that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey lets you climb a God’s penis. Your character can scale an enormous nude statue of Zeus, King of the Gods, although they make it clear that it might be something they shouldn’t be doing.