Watch_Dogs has not only broken Ubisoft game sales records for the 24 hour and 1 week periods, it has apparently also claimed the "best-selling new IP at launch" crown as well.
According to internal and some retail sales figures, Watch_Dogs has topped 4 million units across all platforms, globally. Even after the delay and some mostly unfounded negative press leading up to the launch, that's quite impressive for a new IP. The standalone ctOS Mobile app for iOS and Android has been downloaded over a million times too.
Ubi also reconfirmed a fall 2014 release of the Wii U version, if you were keeping track.
Today, Ubisoft announced 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 Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, 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.
*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