Charm offensive

Ubisoft’s likeable PlayStation Vita spin-off Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation has snuck up on a brand new milestone, selling “close to 600,000 units”. The publisher announced the statistic as part of a post-earnings financial call earlier today, though its terminology was mixed throughout. As such, it’s not entirely clear if the company has shipped the aforementioned figure to retailers, or actually sold that number of games to consumers. Either way, it’s a pretty impressive tally for an exclusive release on a platform with a very limited install base.

To be fair, the third-person stealth title was bundled pretty heavily during the Black Friday period, which no doubt had an impact on sales. One particular package included a Crystal White console, a copy of the game, a voucher for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, a 4GB memory card, and a 30 day subscription to PlayStation Plus for $179.99. Unsurprisingly, it sold out pretty swiftly.