Assassin's Creed wins big in Germany
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Brotherhood rings true at the annual BIU awards in Germany...
In what is sure to be the first of many, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has swept away its competition at an annual awards ceremony in Germany. The "Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware" - or Federal Association of interactive Entertainment Software in English - is a yearly awards ceremony organised and run to give credit to the best selling games on the German games market within the last twelve months.
From here, the awards are split into a number of unique categories. First off there is the Gold award, which is presented to games that manage to shift more than 100,000 copies on a single platform. Next up is Platinum, which works on the same premise but expects 200,000 single unit sales, and finally there is a Special award for the few that reach 500,000. However, the top award - it's Best Picture, if you will - is the Multi-Platinum award. This, as you may expect, is awarded to games capable of shifting over a million units across all platforms, and is the award that they all want to win.
As you may have already guessed from this articles title, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood had a good night - it walked away with both the Gold and Multi-Platform awards, dominating its opposition and marking itself as one of the best selling titles in Germany during the past year; if not one of the best in its history.
Additional Gold winners included Crysis 2, Civilization V, and Command & Conquer 4; Platinum awards went to FIFA 11, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Art Academy; and the Special awards were presented to Gran Turismo 5, Wii Party and Starcraft II.
It's nice to see a country fully appreciate the games - and effort - that companies such as Ubisoft and EA put in; especially when, at the same time in the UK, civil unrest and looting ran amok, leading to hundreds of arrests, widespread fear and the burning of Sony's main distribution port in Enfield, London. Remind me again...who won the war? After last night, it's hard to tell...
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