Ubisoft had already confirmed that Watch_Dogs was the biggest launch in the company’s history, but no specific numbers were provided. Now, we have a bit better picture of the damage.
4 million copies of the game were sold in the first week of availability worldwide. The huge figure not only makes it Ubisoft’s biggest launch ever, but it also makes it the most successful launch of a new IP in the U.K.
“The results we achieved in the first week of launch are amazing and prove Ubisoft’s commitment to developing new blockbuster IP and thoroughly new-gen experiences,” said U.K. Sales Director Darren Bowen, in a press release.
I think it’s safe to say that we will be seeing more of this franchise in the coming years. You can’t really turn down numbers like that, can you? Keep in mind that this doesn’t include the Wii U version of the game either, but you really have to wonder how much of a dent it will make on a seven digit launch like this.