Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:16 PM ET
The name of the video game is "Assassin's Creed 3" after all. But it seems the word "assassin" in that title has been very well earned.
During the last month, gamers have chalked up an impressive number of kills while playing the recently launched action-adventure game — a game that puts players in the boots of a time travelling assassin and his ancestors as it history hops through Revolutionary War-era America.
Ubisoft announced Wednesday that since "Assassin's Creed 3" launched one month ago, players have committed more than 3 billion assassinations during the game's solo missions. And players have chalked up an additional 250 million kills during the course of more than 5 billion multiplayer sessions.
Ubisoft released these stats as it announced that "Assassin's Creed 3" is now the fastest-selling game in the company’s history, having sold more than 7 million copies worldwide in the month since it launched.
For a look at a few more interesting stats, check out the graphic below (for a bigger image go here). That's right, Assassin's Creed fans, you've spent more than 82 centuries worth of time playing this game.
Winda Benedetti writes about video games for NBC News. You can follow her tweets about games and other things on Twitter here @WindaBenedetti and you can follow her on Google+. Meanwhile, be sure to check out the IN-GAME FACEBOOK PAGE to discuss the day's gaming news and reviews.