Assassin's Creed II sold 1.6 million copies worldwide in its first week of availability, according to estimates from publisher Ubisoft.
In doing so the title outpaced opening week sales of 2007's Assassin's Creed by 32 per cent. The original game has sold over eight million units.
"Assassin's Creed remains the fastest selling new videogame intellectual property ever in the US," said Ubisoft.
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