Ubisoft: Watch Dogs Sells 4 Million Units First Week - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 June 2014 / 11,863 Views

Ubisoft has announced that its latest hit Watch Dogs has sold four million units in its first week on sale. This sets a new record for the fastest selling new IP in gaming history. This is after breaking the sales record for a new IP in its first 24 hours.

"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 at Ubisoft. "We’re really proud of this achievement, and are confident that the Watch Dogs brand has a promising future."

Watch Dogs also set another record by selling more units in its first week than any other Ubisoft title. Topping established franchise Assassin's Creed, which saw Assassin's Creed III sell 3.5 million units in its first month on sale.

Watch Dogs is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The Wii U version will be released this Fall.

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OfficerRaichu15 (on 03 June 2014)

well deserved

drake_tolu (on 03 June 2014)

So, 1.2 milion Mario Kart 8 and 4 milion Watch Dog... reminds me the week of 6 years ago with Mario Kart 6 and GTA IV. http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly/39572/Global/

HylianSwordsman (on 03 June 2014)

And we all know how that turned out XD

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Zod95 (on 04 June 2014)

Except that GTA was the biggest franchise outside of the Nintendo ecosystem whereas Watch Dogs is a brand new IP. Mario Kart 6 would be another great title for the already successful Wii while Mario Kart 8 is the last hope for the Wii U to do something.

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Roar_Of_War (on 03 June 2014)

Being on several different consoles probably helped.

DialgaMarine (on 03 June 2014)

I'll bet that at least 1.5 million of those were the PS4 version. This should solidify the PS4's place WW, so the Wii-U probably didn't outsell it that week, even with MK8

Spakiness (on 03 June 2014)

You seem to be forgetting this also came out for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. At best I would say it sold 800k. Though considering the insanely large user base of the Xbox 360 & PS3 compared to next gen I highly doubt it sold even that much.

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4peace (on 03 June 2014)

Watch Dogs released 3 days earlier than MK8 so this isn't fair comparison. Next week will be interesting.

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SlayerRondo (on 11 June 2014)

Not only are these sales crazy but the fact that the PS4 version outsold the combined XboxOne/Xbox360/PS3 sales with a 8.1million install base is madness.

Zod95 (on 04 June 2014)

"fastest selling new IP in gaming history" - enough said

XanderXT (on 03 June 2014)

Wonder how much the Wii U version will sell FW

EyeAmTJ (on 04 June 2014)

Sony trolls out in effect

FujiokaMidori (on 04 June 2014)

Watch Wolfies

whatever (on 03 June 2014)

Guessing about 1/2 of these are PS4.

GodOfPeace3 (on 06 June 2014)

You were right. Numbers are in today.

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SlayerRondo (on 11 June 2014)


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vkaraujo (on 03 June 2014)

Hope this becomes a good IP for Ubisoft, but i have lost my interest in this one.

ExplodingBlock (on 03 June 2014)

Sony fanboys Sony fanboys everywhere