Amidst the outrage of the so-called Watch Dogs ‘Downgradeaton’ and the speculation that the game itself was not all that it was cracked up to be; something that was based on the review embargo being lifted on the same day as the game’s release. Watch Dogs hasn’t done bad for itself under such heavy scrutiny.
The 6-month delay seems to have been justified, at least on paper with the latest information released by Ubisoft that Watch Dogs has hit 4 million copies sold in launch week. This follows Ubisoft’s announcement that Watch Dogs had already eclipsed the original Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry titles for Day One sales. The figures mean that Watch Dogs is not only Ubisoft’s best performing title in launch week but it is also the best selling new IP of all time.
“Nothing is true, everything is per…I mean connected.” Watch Dogs beats out Assassin’s Creed.
Speaking to Gamespot, Ubisoft Marketing Executive Tony Key commented: “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.”
So there you have it, Ubisoft has all but confirmed that they are already working on a sequel. With the way Watch Dogs is going, it may very well be this generation’s Assassin’s Creed. Not exactly bad company to be with.
Everything is connected. It’s going to be very interesting to see how the 2 franchises tie in.