After Assassin's Creed Odyssey failed to dethrone FIFA 19 in the UK retail charts, and actually was very close to being beaten by Forza Horizon 4 (only on Xbox One at retail), it was generally believed that sales of the ambitious new game in the series might be a bit soft. However, Ubisoft has now come out with a press release stating that "Assassin's Creed Odyssey is having the franchise's best launch-week performance of this console generation". This is based on "internal estimates (as of October 7, 2018). Sell-through sales of full game (physical and digital), and player recurring investment in value." Ubisoft points to a strong critical reception as a reason behind their fortunes.
"We are incredibly proud of what the team accomplished with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and humbled by the amazing reception from critics and players. Based on the quality of the game and the very encouraging reactions from players, we expect Odyssey to be one of the top performing Assassin's Creed games of all-time," said Geoffroy Sardin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Launch is just the start of this epic journey. We have robust content plans for Assassin's Creed Odyssey that will keep players engaged and exploring the game's beautiful and compelling world for a long time to come."
Remains to be seen if Odyssey can maintain its sales moving forward as it's facing stiffer competition this autumn than Origins did last year.
For more on Odyssey we'd like to direct your attention to our in-depth review.