Watch Dogs was released back in May for previous-gen and next-gen consoles as well as the PC and the title immediately became a hit. Ubisoft announced just a day after its launch that Watch Dogs has become its fastest selling game to date. In the first week alone the title’s sales had crossed over 4 million units. Ubisoft has now provided another update on the title’s figures, over 8 million units have been shipped to date, and its certainly pleased with Watch Dogs’ performance.
Yves Guillemot, CEO and co-founder of Ubisoft, says that Watch Dogs is now “well positioned” as a major franchise and that they will be able to “replicate and build on its success in the coming years.” This statement should remove any doubts you might have had about the sequel, Ubisoft is definitely considering it.
The publisher had a strong first quarter due to the success of Watch Dogs. Its sales revenue crossed €360 million which is a 374 percent increase as opposed to the same quarter last year. It beats its own earnings projection of €310 million by nearly 16 percent.
Ubisoft did say that half of the revenue came from sales on the PS4 and Xbox One. Until Watch Dogs’ successor is ready for release the publisher will lean on titles like Assassin’s Creed Unity, The Division, Far Cry 4 and a handful of others to keep it going. Some of these titles won’t be available until next quarter.