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Watch Dogs breaks more records

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Watch dogs breaks many records

Last week, I told you about Watch Dogs smashing the record for fastest selling Ubisoft game. Now, it has broken a bunch of new sales records, proving just how profitable the new IP is. I guess it’s a sure thing – Ubisoft will have to make a bunch more games in the franchise.

Ubisoft announced that in the first week that the game has been available, it has already sold over four million copies. This makes it the best-selling game during week one for Ubisoft. Okay, sure, we figured that might be the case considering it broke records in the first day and was the UK’s biggest new IP launch. However, even more interestingly, the game is now the best-selling new IP at launch in the video game industry. For a new IP, Watch Dogs is doing ridiculously well, and we can only assume that the momentum will continue. Tony Key, Ubisoft’s senior VP of sales and marketing stated the importance of Watch Dogs right now:

With such strong sales momentum and positive feedback from gamers, Watch Dogs has positioned itself as the must-have game of the moment. We’re really proud of this achievement, and are confident that the Watch Dogs brand has a promising future.

It seems that the delay and gamble on the new IP from Ubisoft has paid off. Gamers are enjoying the more adult open-world approach. I wonder if Activision is hoping that they’ll have the same success with Destiny considering the investment that they’ve made in that franchise. I’m excited by new IP – it’s always great to see studios going for new ideas instead of rehashing the old. However, it can be a big gamble for them; if it fails, it’s years of development and money down the drain. Considering Watch Dogs’ success, it seems a sure thing that Ubi will put it on the Assassin’s Creed track, releasing new iterations every year. Well, unless everything is delayed into 2015 like all the other big games for this year.

Last Updated: June 4, 2014

19 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn

    June 4, 2014 at 10:10

    Gonna start this tonight, Wolfenstein is done and dusted for now. Still have to play the other timeline, perks I need to unlock and collectables outstanding. Ending was a bit meh.

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    • Admiral Chief Kilo

      June 4, 2014 at 10:59

      I just hope they patch the PC version 🙁

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 4, 2014 at 11:48

        Shame man
        *Hugs

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    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 4, 2014 at 12:29

      Give it 10 hours before the game grows on you. Then Watchdogs comes into its own, once one has realised that its no GTAV but a stealth game with an arcade feel. Those mini games are fcking fantastic. The spider is WIN.

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 4, 2014 at 12:48

        Cant wait!

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        • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

          June 4, 2014 at 13:45

          Don’t rush it or it becomes a cluttered mess. You will be side tracked 90% of the time. It kind of reminds me of skyrim so just enjoy the distractions and soak up the world 🙂

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  2. InsanityFlea

    June 4, 2014 at 10:10

    Proof that gamers are fed up with the same old sequels.

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    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 4, 2014 at 11:12

      lol

      (Watchdogs + milk = $$$$) + Ubisoft writers
      = Shit endings for the next 7 years and 7 sequels
      AKA Assassins Creed designed for donkeys.

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 4, 2014 at 11:49

        Yay I’m not a donkey. But I am an ass sometimes

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        • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

          June 4, 2014 at 12:26

          If you were Kate’s Royal ass then I have no problem 😉

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          • Hammersteyn

            June 4, 2014 at 12:49

            DAAAAAAAYUUM

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 4, 2014 at 11:05

    I read a comment earlier that wondered if the reason it’s selling so well in the UK is because they’re such a massive surveillance state lol

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  4. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 4, 2014 at 11:06

  5. Morne Nell

    June 4, 2014 at 11:11

    Question is then in the eye of the fans is this a 8/10 or maybe 9/10 game. Reviews was good but not great. I think another 6 months in development only focusing on graphics and maybe the PC bugs and this game would have gotten 9/10 everywhere with some 10s and probably game of the year.

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    • Wyzak

      June 4, 2014 at 11:29

      8/10 at the moment, will be 9/10 when the issues are fixed.

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    • Jonah Cash

      June 4, 2014 at 13:00

      Playing it on PS4 and it is definitely a 9/10!! Without a question!! I am truly have a ton of fun with the game!!

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  6. InsanityFlea

    June 4, 2014 at 11:29

    I’m loving WD, It’s been awhile since i’ve enjoyed a game on PC like this. (last was bf3)

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  7. JHN

    June 4, 2014 at 12:48

    Prefer watch dogs to GTA V, really loving it at the moment.

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  8. HisDivineOrder

    June 4, 2014 at 13:40

    Other records it broke:

    1) Worst Draw Distance/Pop-in in a modern AAA game.
    2) Worst Drop from Ultra to High Texture settings going from Mostly Modern to Game from Five Years ago.
    3) Most Stuttering in a Modern Title
    4) Blandest, Most Confused Main Character in a Modern Game since Desmond Miles.
    5) Lamest story in gaming to include hacking as a main part of the storyline.
    6) Biggest Drop in Quality Level Settings for a In-Game-Engine/Actual Gameplay Reveal to Release.
    7) Worst Mouse Control in Menus while Mouse works fine many other places in a modern, AAA game release.
    8) The 2014 Worse-Than-Battlefield-4-in-Updating-to-Patch-Problems-That-Should-Have-Been-Caught-in-QA Award goes to… Watch Dogs! Congratulations.
    9) Worst Voice Actress in a Modern, AAA Game goes to Generic Hacker Chick, Watch Dogs.
    10) Best Recreation of the Problems of Assassin’s Creed to recreate the big jump from AC1 to AC2 is Watch Dogs.

    Everyone at Team Watch Dogs should be very… something. These are some choice awards they’ve won.

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