Watch Dogs was easily one of the most anticipated games to launch for the Xbox One and PS4 this year and last, and we know that the game performed extremely well during its first day, but how about its first week? According to information sent to us by Ubisoft today, Watch Dogs has performed very, very well.
Just how well has this game performed you ask? Ubisoft reported that Watch Dogs has sold over 4 million copies during its first week of sales making it the best-selling new IP at launch in Ubisoft's history, and the video games industry's history as well.
Ubisoft also confirmed that the Wii U version of the game would launch this fall, but didn't provide an exact release date. Tony Key, who is the senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft, spoke about Watch Dogs' feat and what it means for the series moving forward.
"With such strong sales momentum and positive feedback from gamers, Watch Dogs has positioned itself as the must-have game of the moment," Key said. "We’re really proud of this achievement, and are confident that the Watch Dogs brand has a promising future."
This is to be expected and matches up with the amount of hype and expectations that were surrounding the game heading into launch. Watch Dogs was greeted with stellar reviews across the board last week as well. Ubisoft should be looking to take this game forward into the future as one of their main, new IPs.
Other new IPs coming out from Ubisoft this year are games the likes of The Crew, The Division and much more. With at least two new games about to be unveiled by the company at E3 this year, fans should be excited for what else is in store.
Watch Dogs is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The Wii U version of the game should be launching later this fall sometime.