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