• Village Gamer

  • Watch Dogs Sets New Industry Sales Record For Launch Of A New IP

3rd June 2014

Watch Dogs Sets New Industry Sales Record For Launch Of A New IP

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that ongoing record sales for Watch Dogs, which has sold-through more than 4 million copies in its first week, positioning it as the best-selling new IP at launch across the video game industry*. Having already broken sales records in the first 24 hours following its release, Watch Dogs is now the company’s best-selling game ever in week one**.

“With such strong sales momentum and positive feedback from gamers, Watch Dogs has positioned itself as the must-have game of the moment” said Lucile Bousquet, senior director of marketing and communications, Ubisoft.  “We’re really proud of this achievement, and are confident that the Watch Dogs brand has a promising future.”

The launch of Watch Dogs on consoles and PC was accompanied by the release of a free companion app, ctOS Mobile. The app allows gamers to connect with the Watch Dogs universe from anywhere, at any time, and is designed to enable revolutionary dual-screen gameplay, or even to be enjoyed as a standalone experience without the main game. ctOS Mobile has already been downloaded and played by more than one million people**. Watch Dogs will also be released on the Wii U™ system from Nintendo in Fall 2014.

Watch Dogs is set in Chicago and lets players become Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker seeking justice following a violent family tragedy. Pearce hacks into Chicago’s Central Operating System (ctOS), which controls the city’s infrastructure (security cameras, traffic lights, public transportation and more) as well as key data on the city’s residents. The game uses the all-new Disrupt game engine to deliver stunning visuals and an incredibly immersive world.

For more information about Watch Dogs, please visit the official website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

*based on NPD and GFK data and internal estimates as of June 3, 2014
** based upon internal estimates for Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs worldwide sales data for all platforms as of June 3, 2014

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 10:44 am and is filed under Action Adventure, Business News, Mature, National News, New Releases. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    3:46 am on June 3rd, 2014

    .@WatchDogsGame Sets New Industry Sales Record For Launch Of A New IP http://t.co/s9KDeHoklP #eyeoncanada #waitingforwiiuversion

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • Archives

  • Subscribe to our Newsletter


  • Select a list:

    Annex|Pro
  • GWEN Radio
  • Gamers Giving Back

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE