Judging by one analyst's estimation, Assassin's Creed 2
is set to escape from store shelves faster than its protagonist can outrun his pursuers. According to Mike Hickey of Janco Partners, pre-orders for the game are running 10 to 20 percent more than those of the original Assassin's Creed
, which, as the firm pointed out to Gamasutra
, greatly exceeded its initial sales forecast of 3 million units. (It sold 8 million.)
In other words, it looks like Ubisoft's going to make a killing off an assassin.