Watch Dogs launched last Tuesday for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. It managed to sell more copies in its first 24 hours on shelves than any other game in Ubisoft's publishing history. Our four-star review of the game praised it as a "more fluid and modern power fantasy than we're used to." Watch Dogs still awaits one more platform; it's slated to launch on Wii U this fall, which Ubisoft is now "fully focused on."
Watch Dogs (03/06/2014)
NEW INDUSTRY SALES RECORD
FOR LAUNCH OF A NEW IP
Most successful launch title ever for Ubisoft® following phenomenal first week sales
London, UK – June 3, 2014 - 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**.
"The results we achieved in the first week of launch are amazing and prove Ubisoft's commitment to developing new blockbuster IP and thoroughly new-gen experiences," said Darren Bowen, UK Sales Director.
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 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.
For more information about Watch Dogs, please visit the official website, Facebook page and Twitter account.