Ubisoft has just confirmed that Watch_Dogs has broken the publisher’s record for most copies of a game sold on the first day of release. That means the open world hackathon starring Aiden Pearce is atop a pile that includes titles from the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and the Far Cry series. It’s a rather major achievement for the game that first appeared out of nowhere at E3 2012, and then got delayed late in 2013 at the last minute.
Creative Director Jonathan Morin said:
“I once said that the buzz around Watch Dogs was driven by the incredible passion of our early fans. Today we broke the record for the biggest first day sales in Ubisoft history. I can never say it enough: thank you everyone! We love you all for your passion and your creativity.”
I’ve yet to get my hands on the game but you can read all about what Jim thinks of Watch Dogs in his first thoughts here, his impressions of the multiplayer , and how you can kill time in this virtual Chicago. If you’ve bought the game has it lived up to your expectations?