Watch Dogs has become the most pre-ordered new IP in the video game industry this year.
Ubisoft also announced that Watch Dogs is the second highest pre-ordered game in the company’s history. Ubisoft did not announce actual numbers, but I’m sure they’re impressive. Concerning new IPs in 2014, the game could already be on track to sell better than Titanfall.
These strong pre-orders are a clear indication of playersâ€™ anticipation and excitement for Watch Dogs,â€ said Geoffroy Sardin, Senior VP Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft. â€œThe teams have worked tirelessly to ensure that players will enjoy a top quality game with enormous scope, and we canâ€™t wait to get the game into their hands.
We are seeing tremendous excitement for the new Watch Dogs game,â€ said Michael van den Berg, vice president of Merchandising at GameStop International. â€œIn fact, Watch Dogs is the highest pre-ordered next-generation console game to date. It is on track to be one of the top selling video games across all consoles in 2014.
Watch Dogs releases May 27th for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360. A Wii U version will be out sometime soon after.