Strong start

We’re so used to wallowing in woeful PlayStation Vita sales reports that this story has taken us by surprise. In an interview with, publisher Ubisoft has revealed that portable exclusive Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation has actually posted very positive sales numbers worldwide.

“It's the first time we've proposed another experience on another format, but there are some links between both of the games,” said Ubisoft’s marketing officer Geoffroy Sardin. “The consumers are aware that Aveline, the main character on the Vita format, could have a future in our history for the Assassin's Creed brand, and the second thing is we wanted to bring a new experience using the features of the Vita.

“For now we are super happy with the first results we have got on the Vita, it is the biggest launch for week one for 2012, and it's the first Vita product for this end of the year.”

Personally, we reckon Aveline is a much more interesting protagonist than console character Connor – and, as such, we wouldn’t be surprised if she headed up the next full Assassin’s Creed release. We just hope that Ubisoft Sofia gets another attempt at a Vita game, because Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation would have been a true blockbuster if it had had a little more time in the oven.