Yesterday Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs, their recent open world hacking game, has sold 8 millions units to retail. The announcement comes as part of its quarterly finical report and Ubisoft seem to be pretty happy about it. With this sort of demand, Watch Dogs has set it self up as a another big player for Ubisoft.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said “Watch Dogs is now well positioned as a major franchise and we will be able to replicate and build on its success in the coming years. Its sales performance testifies to Ubisoft’s expertise as a creator of blockbuster brands.” If a second game can produce these sorts of numbers we best prepare for a lot more hacking in our future.
Watch Dogs follows Aiden Pierce a former cyber criminal who ends up on the wrong side of some very bad people. After an attempt on his life results in the death of his niece, Aiden sets out to take down some of Chicago’s major players. We gave the game 4.2 out of 5 in our review, saying “Watch Dogs is one of the best current-gen games available at the moment. While the story isn’t that strong the rest of the game makes up for it.”
Future DLC for the game has been announced as a standalone campaign following T Bone, a major character in the game.