It’s hardly news that Tom Clancy’s The Division is Ubisoft’s fastest selling franchise so far.
The game has been smashing sales records and pulled in roughly $330 million across the world five days after its launch.
The latest statistics revealed that The Division has now achieved a peak of 1.2 million concurrent users.
When compared to a game like Dota 2, The Division had a similar amount of concurrent players. The difference being that Dota 2’s statistics reflect a period over a month, whereas The Division is over a weekend.
It must be noted that The Division‘s user count takes into consideration all platforms.
When you take a look at Steam’s concurrent user base, which is 114,000, you see where the differences lie.
However, The Division does seem to be doing something right. Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot had this to say:
The Division taking the top spot in the industry for first-week sales of a new franchise is a tremendous achievement. We are very proud of our teams, and humbled by and thankful for the millions of players who are giving us their feedback and support. The Division is the latest example yet of our unique ability to deliver immersive gaming playgrounds that keep players engaged, and that they eagerly share with their friends and community.
Ubisoft’s Online Services VP, Stephanie Perotti, added that the increases in player engagement show that Ubisoft’s investments in online infrastructure and services have been very beneficial.
They’ve definitely achieved something spectacular with the launch of The Division and the numbers support this sentiment.