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UBISOFT’S ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA IS THE BIGGEST ASSASSIN’S CREED GAME LAUNCH IN HISTORY The Premiere Next-Gen Title Sold Through More Units in First Week Than Any Other Assassin’s Creed Game Biggest PC Launch Ever for a Ubisoft GameDownload the Press ReleaseParis, France — November 17, 2020 — Today, Ubisoft® announced strong early sales for Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla, one of the highest rated games this season1. Building on favorable review scores and early player response, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has sold through more units in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game sold during the same period. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has also become the top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever, driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance. With strong feedback from players on next-gen consoles, ACV is delivering on its promise to make the most of the new hardware. “We are truly delighted by the enthusiastic response from players and want to thank the fans for their incredible support. Delivering this game amid a global pandemic was a true tour de force by our teams and it’s fantastic to see players enjoying the game so much,” said Julien Laferrière, producer on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. “Launch is only the beginning and we have robust content plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that will keep players immersed in their epic Viking saga for a long time to come.” Players are already well into their adventure in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, covering more than 4 million kilometers, building their settlements (over 55 million buildings already unlocked since launch) and becoming fully immersed in the Norse and Saxon culture through the Orlog dice games (over 3.5 million games of Orlog have been won so far) or even enjoying the drinking and flyting contests (over 1.8 million players have won at least one drinking game since launch). With development led by Ubisoft Montreal2, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers players the captivating experience of playing as Eivor, a legendary Viking warrior, driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in ninth century AD. Players can relive the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped dual-wielding combat system and experience new gameplay features such as raids, assaults, and the settlement, as well as a revamped progression and gear upgrade system. Political alliances, combat decisions and dialogue choices can influence the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, so players must choose wisely to protect their clan’s home and their future.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+. For more information about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, please visit assassinscreed.com.For the latest news on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and other Ubisoft games, visit news.ubisoft.com. 1. Retrieved from Metacritic.com (as of November 16, 2020). According to average scores for Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One and PC versions. 2. Associate studios are Ubisoft Sofia, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Montpellier Ubisoft Barcelona, Ubisoft Kyiv, Ubisoft Bordeaux, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Chengdu, Ubisoft Philippines, Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Pune, with additional help from external partner Sperasoft.ContactsInvestor Relations Jean-Benoît Roquette SVP Investor Relations \+ 33 1 48 18 52 39 Jeanemail@example.comAlexandre Enjalbert Senior Investor Relations Manager +33 1 48 18 50 78 Alexandre.firstname.lastname@example.org Press Relations Michael Burk Senior Director of Corporate Public Relations \+ 33 1 48 18 24 03 Michael.email@example.comAbout Assassin’s Creed Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 155 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into numerous other entertainment media.About Ubisoft Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry®, For Honor®, Just Dance®, Watch Dogs®, Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon®, Rainbow Six® and The Division®. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2019–20 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1,534 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.© 2020 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. 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The latest weekly U.K. video-game sales data are here, and Ubisoft's (OTC: UBSF.Y) Assassin's Creed Valhalla has scored a notable win. The new game managed to outperform Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in the tracking week. Activision's annual Call of Duty releases typically go on to be among the year's best-selling games, so Valhalla outperforming it in any slice of the overall market is a notable achievement.