Quantcast
Watch Dogs sets day-one sales record for Ubisoft - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Watch Dogs  



Watch Dogs sets day-one sales record for Ubisoft


6:30 PM on 05.28.2014
Watch DogsWatch Dogs sets day-one sales record for Ubisoft photo



There was certainly hype surrounding Watch Dogs. From its surprising reveal back in 2012, there were a lot of eyes locked on this particular title. Even after delays and some controversy surrounding the graphics, it still managed to retain interest. And now, Ubisoft's open-world title has more than delivered by becoming its most successful launch in company history.

The publisher announced today that Watch Dogs has sold more copies in its first 24 hours of availability than any other game in its history. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot weighed in, saying: "Watch Dogs is an amazing achievement and our teams should be proud that the creativity, innovation and long hours they invested in making this game are paying off. It’s great to see so many players enjoying the game, and it shows that Watch Dogs has cracked the code for developing a new blockbuster IP and a thoroughly new-gen experience."

While they're not sharing exact numbers, the fact that it had a stronger launch than Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, and Splinter Cell shows the strength of the new IP. After a seemingly rocky development period, it's definitely clear that Ubisoft has a new pillar for its next-gen foundations. And to state the obvious, we certainly haven't seen the last of the Watch Dogs franchise.





Watch Dogs for Wii U now has a potential release date (Update) photo


Watch Dogs: Bad Blood stars a different playable character photo


Watch Dog's DLC may go clean up New Jersey photo


New Watch Dogs single-player content came out yesterday, if you're into that photo


Ubisoft comments on Watch Dogs' unused graphics settings photo


Watch Dogs patch releasing shortly on all consoles and PC versions photo


Watch Dogs' E3 2012 graphical effects discovered in the PC version photo


Watch Dogs Easter egg shows what a spying Kinect might look like photo


The first Watch Dogs DLC is a digital trip photo


uPlay bug blocking some people from playing Watch Dogs photo


Watch Dogs Updates, Screenshots, & Videos







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Watch Dogs



11:20 AM on 09.10.2014
Watch Dogs for Wii U now has a potential release date (Update)

[Update: Ubisoft has confirmed to Destructoid that Watch Dogs will be available on Wii U on November 18.] I know a number of people are still patiently waiting for Watch Dogs to hit the Wii U before they play it. Ye...more



3:00 PM on 09.03.2014
Watch Dogs: Bad Blood stars a different playable character

Really? No one -- not even the guard with his gun already drawn -- noticed that noisy remote-controlled toy car with the bomb strapped to it? I guess folks playing the Watch Dogs DLC should use it and nothing else if it's re...more



5:30 PM on 07.30.2014
Watch Dog's DLC may go clean up New Jersey

While Watch Dogs' campaign focused on the connected city of Chicago, the post-release content may set its sights on the east coast. That is, if a social media tease turns out to hold any weight. The Watch Dogs Twitter ac...more



4:00 AM on 07.02.2014
New Watch Dogs single-player content came out yesterday, if you're into that

Oh hey, everyone. New Watch Dogs content. The newly-released DLC package includes three new single-player missions and two new weapons, perks, and additional outfits. The first new missions will deal with Aiden Pearce infiltr...more



2:00 PM on 06.20.2014
Ubisoft comments on Watch Dogs' unused graphics settings

Modders have found settings in Watch Dogs' files that can be enabled to make the game look better and, in some cases, even improve performance. What's the deal with that? "The dev team is completely dedicated to getting the m...more



12:00 AM on 06.19.2014
Watch Dogs patch releasing shortly on all consoles and PC versions

Hey, guys! We've got some more Watch Dogs news! I know how much you all love that, but hear me out. There's a new patch coming for all platforms. That means PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The patch is being rolled out ...more



6:30 PM on 06.16.2014
Watch Dogs' E3 2012 graphical effects discovered in the PC version

With nearly a month past release, it's safe to say the internet rage surrounding Watch Dogs' visual fidelity has largely passed. Still, fans have found ways to mod the PC version to look better, and not with the usual assortm...more



10:00 PM on 06.06.2014
Watch Dogs Easter egg shows what a spying Kinect might look like

Remember when everyone was mad at the idea of a game console that comes with an always on, always watching and listening camera? Well thanks to this Watch Dogs easter egg, we have a nice visual representation of what the NSA...more



9:30 AM on 06.06.2014
The first Watch Dogs DLC is a digital trip

Watch Dogs has a season pass, because of course it does, and the first DLC is out this week. Thankfully, it actually sounds pretty cool. Throughout the course of the game you can play these wacky minigames called "digita...more



3:15 PM on 06.04.2014
uPlay bug blocking some people from playing Watch Dogs

A lot of people are having trouble watching dogs and it seems to have to do with redeeming uPlay content. After doing so, users on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One have been getting stuck on the title s...more




open world

2:30 PM on 09.08.2014
Assassin's Creed bundle goes America all over everybody's ass

As if Ubisoft weren't unleashing enough Assassin's Creed on the world this fall with Unity and Rogue slated for November, it has one more trick up its sleeve to rope in some players with less familiarity of the...more



6:30 PM on 09.04.2014
Dead Island 2 PAX impressions

Having only seen Dead Island 2 and not played it yet, I'm in agreement with Max here. It does look like a decent-enough zombie game, and a much better take on the property than Riptide .. but it's still Dead Island. There comes a point at which you've simply had enough. The southern California setting and warm tones are lovely, though. Big fan of those.more



5:30 PM on 09.04.2014
Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue PAX impressions

I'm not sure how Max had this much energy in the middle of PAX Prime to speak in front of a camera about Assassin's Creed -- for over eight minutes, no less -- but he did. What a champ. Conceptually, I like the sound of chas...more



View all open world






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more