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Watch Dogs Legion Sold 1.9 Million Digital Units in 3 Days, Crash 4 Sold 402,000 Digital Units

Watch Dogs Legion Sold 1.9 Million Digital Units in 3 Days, Crash 4 Sold 402,000 Digital Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 February 2021 / 4,020 Views

Despite only being available for just the final three days of October, Watch Dogs Legion sold 1.9 million digital units, according to a report by research firm SuperData. This is several times higher than Watch Dogs 2, which sold 431,000 digital units in November 2016. 

FIFA 21 sold 1.5 million digital units in October, This is higher than the launch month of FIFA 20, which sold 1.2 million digital units. However, it should be noted FIFA 20 launched at the end of September 2019, while FIFA 21 launched at the beginning of October 2020, so the latest release was available for longer in its first month. 

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time sold 402,000 digital units in October. This compares to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which sold 520,000 digital units in June 2017, and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which sold 552,000 digital units in June 2019.

Watch Dogs Legion Sold 1.9 Million Digital Units in 3 Days, Crash 4 Sold 402,000 Digital Units

Star Wars: Squadrons sold 1.1 million digital units in October, which was a better launch month than Star Wars: Battlefront II. That game sold 1.0 million digital units in its launch month. However, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order had a much larger launch with 2.9 million digital units sold. 

Game subscription services saw year-over-year revenue growth of 142 percent with the total number of subscribers growing 113 percent. Xbox Game Pass accounted for the majority of growth for both revenue and number of subscribers. The services SuperData tracks are Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Now, and EA Play.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
shikamaru317 (on 23 November 2020)

That Watch Dogs digital estimate seems high to me. Retail performance for it didn't seem all that great on most countries charts. I mean even now, it is on sale for $30 (half off) for Black Friday here in the US and is only at #70 and #76 on Amazon US. If it sold 1.9m in the first 3 days on digital, that is probably like double it's retail performance in the same 3 days. Still, I hope it is true, I like the series and don't want to see Ubisoft kill it because of poor sales.

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hunter_alien shikamaru317 (on 23 November 2020)

Well, I wouldn't be surprised if the numbers are accurate. SuperData is pretty reliable from what I can tell, and even if they are off by ~10% it would still put Legions in a good position. I am personally not a huge fan of the series, but these sales bode well for a 4th entry IMO.

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shikamaru317 shikamaru317 (on 23 November 2020)

Yeah, it's a good sign for the future of the franchise for sure, if the estimate is close to accurate. With 1.9m digital in first 3 days, probably around 900k-1m physical in the same 3 days, we'd be looking at almost 3m sales at full price. By my profit margin estimates, that should be enough to cover the entire budget, assuming the budget was about the same or a bit higher than Watch Dogs 1's budget. Maybe that is why Ubisoft is ok with selling it half off after only 3 weeks for Black Friday, maybe they already made back the budget and are in pure profit territory now, and would rather have higher volume sales than higher profit per copy sold. Ubisoft generally tens to prefer higher volume sales over more profit per copy, they tend to be better about price drops on their games than most other publishers (especially Nintendo).

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hunter_alien shikamaru317 (on 23 November 2020)

Yeah, that's their tactics usually. I don't know if there is any monetization in this game, but if there is then they surely will make some money out of that as well. The fact that it looks good from a technical point of view and that it launched on the eve of a new console generation might have helped as well.

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jason1637 shikamaru317 (on 23 November 2020)

It topped a lot of charts but I do agree the digital number sounds off.

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Dahum (on 24 November 2020)

Loving the consistency of sales for the Crash Bandicoot series ever since the remake of the original trilogy released on PS4 in 2017.

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Ayla (on 23 November 2020)

Physical sales are dead for the most part.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 23 November 2020)

Watchdogs is getting bad rep ever since the 1st one,
They really never recovered from that 1st impression.
If watchdogs 1 was great sales would've been great inspite of semi decent sequels

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