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Watch Dogs smashes Ubisoft sales records

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Watch dogs record break

While they haven’t let the hackers loose on their books yet to tell us exact numbers, Ubisoft has come out saying that Watch Dogs is the fastest selling Ubisoft game in the publisher’s history. I suppose that delay did actually mean the game is a better product, making people want to get their hands on it.

Watch Dogs Creative Director Jonathan Morin said:

I once said that the buzz around Watch Dogs was driven by the incredible passion of our early fans. Today we broke the record for the biggest first day sales in Ubisoft history. I can never say it enough: thank you everyone! We love you all for your passion and your creativity.

I am certainly excited about this game, Geoff just won’t stop raving to us about it. He keeps repeating the fact that even though he’s finished the game and written his review, he’s still looking forward to playing the game some more this weekend. Let me tell you, that’s quite an achievement and makes me even more excited to get my grubby paws on the PS4 version of this hacking delight.

I wonder how Watch Dogs will compare to Rockstar’s ridiculous record smashing success of GTA V. People are certainly in love with the open world sandboxes on offer, and it’s great to see games selling so quickly at launch – people aren’t waiting for sales, they need to play these games now. Considering the excellent reviews the game got, it seems it deserved all that hype.

Are you one of the people who helped Watch Dogs become the fastest selling Ubisoft game in history? Or will you be the one contributing to their longer term sales?

Last Updated: May 29, 2014

50 Comments

  1. MakeItLegal

    May 29, 2014 at 09:25

    Long term sales for me

    I ve been very wary of anything comming to pc , always seems patches glitches bugs , just this morning another website posted that watch doggs on pc having performance issues with pc’s that meet or exceed the required specs

    I would prefer to play a game that works from start to finish , so I will be waiting for 3 month or so , when it’s around 300 bucks I will gladly pick it up

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 29, 2014 at 09:28

    I’m perfectly happy to wait & buy it later once all the bits & pieces are released.

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    • RinceofFuturePast

      May 29, 2014 at 10:37

      Good boy.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 29, 2014 at 12:00

        Words can not express how much your approval means to me. Well, maybe 1,000 could.

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    • Gustav Willem Diedericks

      May 29, 2014 at 11:27

      Ditto!

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  3. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    May 29, 2014 at 09:37

    You see. Delayed launch to polish up a game nicely will work in a companies favor.

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    • Mark Treloar

      May 29, 2014 at 11:47

      If I had a choice? I want my f***ing money back.

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        May 29, 2014 at 12:45

        Really? I haven’t heard one person say they’ve been disappointed? Why are you? (I haven’t got the game so try not to spoil if possible please)

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        • Mark Treloar

          May 29, 2014 at 13:28

          It’s mostly due to struggling with U(dont)Play. But also Too much of whats in the game feels like its just an Assassins Creed Mod.

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            May 29, 2014 at 14:04

            Oh ok. Interesting. Will take under advisement

  4. Francois Knoetze

    May 29, 2014 at 09:38

    Really happy camper. It’s an awesome game but had to put it on hold to finish off Hannibal season 2. Tonight it’s all Watch Dogs for me :p

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    • RinceofFuturePast

      May 29, 2014 at 10:37

      One ep to go, very excited, love the series!

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      • Francois Knoetze

        May 29, 2014 at 10:49

        Dude, the last episode will blow your mind! Did not see the one part in the ending coming.

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  5. Jedi JJ

    May 29, 2014 at 09:42

    If only it didn’t require U(don’t)Play I would’ve considered it.

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  6. Kromas

    May 29, 2014 at 09:48

    Uplay constantly going down. huge FPS problems and plenty of Blue Screens around.

    #Pre-OrderProblems

    Then again when I finally get to play it I love it.
    Got hacked last night and killed the bastard. Was quite thrilling.

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    • Sk3tz0

      May 29, 2014 at 10:13

      No blue Screens on my Console 😛 But am struggling to connect to Uplay via my PS4.. which suck i wanna do the online stuff..

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  7. Dutch Matrix

    May 29, 2014 at 09:50

    I just love Watch Dogs (Refresh)

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  8. Rikus

    May 29, 2014 at 09:53

    Its good to see people excited for a new IP

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    • RinceofFuturePast

      May 29, 2014 at 10:38

      Agreed. Show you don’t need to rehash the same ol shit to remain safe.

      Reply

  9. Viking Of Science

    May 29, 2014 at 09:56

    PSA: Origin is giving away Battlefield 3 as part of their On the house promotion thing. Might be worth it, maybe…. I don’t know, I haven’t played any of them yet….

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  10. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 29, 2014 at 10:02

    Just received mine a few minutes ago thanks to an awesome individual

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    • FoxOneZA

      May 29, 2014 at 10:19

      Did the Hammer deliver?

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  11. Morne Nell

    May 29, 2014 at 10:06

    Bought it on ps4 and love every minute. Strange thing is I am constantly trying to do things were I don’t have the necessary skills yet, whaaaaaaaaa. You can just drive around the city for fun. Played about 8 hours but did not even finished act one yet. That is the beauty of these games, they are truly big. There is also much more substance to the side missions compared to other Ubisoft games. Will not buy a ubisoft game on PC ever, been there done that always issues. But on console what a pleasure and worth every penny.

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  12. Jedi JJ

    May 29, 2014 at 10:09

    It sure does look great though

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  13. Johann

    May 29, 2014 at 10:12

    Got it on Xbox 360. The graphics might not be that good on the old gen consoles but I am still enjoying the game. Haven’t tried online yet

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  14. Sk3tz0

    May 29, 2014 at 10:15

    Games super fun.. I spend 80% of my game time running about hack bank accounts.. LOVE the Stealth Element of this game.. taken 3 ctOS centre without even having to be in the area just doing it via Cameras.. any1 wanna do some online play the weekend add my on PSN : Sk3tz0r (just leave ur LG comment handle as a Message)

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  15. Sk3tz0

    May 29, 2014 at 10:15

    Games super fun.. I spend 80% of my game time running about hack bank accounts.. LOVE the Stealth Element of this game.. taken 3 ctOS centre without even having to be in the area just doing it via Cameras.. any1 wanna do some online play the weekend add my on PSN : Sk3tz0r (just leave ur LG comment handle as a Message)

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  16. FoxOneZA

    May 29, 2014 at 10:17

    When Geoff starts raving about Watch_Dogs…

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      May 29, 2014 at 10:24

      That’s amazing.

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    • Skyblue

      May 29, 2014 at 15:48

      You, Sir, are a dick… it took me 20 minutes to figure out the obvious which makes me the “stupid dick”. Well done.

      Reply

  17. JHN

    May 29, 2014 at 11:19

    Only got to play for about an hour so far but very impressed by it.

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  18. Mark Treloar

    May 29, 2014 at 11:43

    Ubisoft is a one trick pony. Sad really.

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  19. Wyzak

    May 29, 2014 at 13:40

    I’m having a blast, can’t wait to get some more time to jam! Sorry to hear about the guys experiencing issues, hopefully those will be resolved soon and I’ll be able to hack all of you tirelessly!

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  20. Skyblue

    May 29, 2014 at 15:03

    If Geoff is that enamoured by the game, why the average score for it?

    PS. I’m really fucking tired of Disqus trying to correct my spelling to “American English” when they couldn’t spell their product correctly.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      May 29, 2014 at 15:20

      8 is average? O_o

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      • Skyblue

        May 29, 2014 at 15:45

        8 is pretty average in video game scores ie Play it but you won’t love it.
        Mainstream games with seriously bad flaws seldom score less than 75. 80 is the average these days.

        And don’t get me fucking started on IGN scores of 10 for games which get ranked in the mid 40’s or 50’s in their “best of last gen” titles. 10’s don’t exist and I have played all of them. Oh, and fuck IGN as well.

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        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          May 29, 2014 at 15:51

          I like to believe I go for the full scale. I hate a review scale that starts at 7. 8 Is pretty fucking excellent.

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          • Skyblue

            May 29, 2014 at 15:56

            I appreciate the honesty but still don’t buy it. Average movies score 50% overall, average games score 75-80… wait for it… on average. So any game that I see with an 80 average (which plays very little part in my purchasing decision ultimately), I still employ a try before you buy policy unless it’s it’s dirt cheap on Steam or GOG. And (I know I should not start sentences with that word), fuck season passes.
            My opinion. right or wrong.

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            May 29, 2014 at 16:14

            I think there are many reasons for that. With film they’re 2 hours of a reviewer’s time taken up- so just about everything gets reviewed. Games take a significantly larger time investment, so only the top tier stuff tends to even get looked at.

            i do agree with the try before you buy stance, especially given how expensive games are; pity game demoes just aren’t prevalent any more.

    • RinceofFuturePast

      May 29, 2014 at 15:29

      8 Isn’t average unless you divide it by 2 and add one 😛

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      • Skyblue

        May 29, 2014 at 15:46

        Your whorehole is making noise ;-p

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        • RinceofFuturePast

          May 29, 2014 at 15:54

          Your whoreholes are listening? 0-O

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          • Skyblue

            May 29, 2014 at 15:57

            Always… I hear you, even when you sleep…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 29, 2014 at 15:59

          bwhahahaha

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  21. Rock789

    May 29, 2014 at 15:29

    Day 1 buy for me… I admit that I’m a big Ubisoft fan. But with Watch Dogs, I’ve even bought the Season Pass (first game I’ve EVER bought the season pass for!! And on Day 1, nogal!). I am quite taken with the world. The car physics aren’t perfect (comparing them to the open-world juggernaut that is GTAV, that is), but it doesn’t detract from the gameplay… Loving my time in virtual Chicago so far.

    Can’t wait to get some quality time in this weekend.

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    • RinceofFuturePast

      May 29, 2014 at 15:31

      You just love all the Uplay don’t ya!

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      • Rock789

        May 29, 2014 at 15:34

        Actually, I’m fine with it… I have internet… 🙂 (don’t tell oVg I said that!)

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    • Skyblue

      May 29, 2014 at 15:50

      Sellout! So many little rabbits died today because of all the evil your money has unleashed on the world courtesy of SHITsoft.

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      • Rock789

        May 29, 2014 at 15:52

        Good thing I hate rabbits then… **reloads hunting rifle**

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  22. Mark

    May 29, 2014 at 21:11

    Im waiting for the wii u version. Then ill buy it first day:)

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