Watch Dogs 2’s sales are dramatically worse than the first game a week after launch, despite it’s better review scores.
According to Eurogamer, the games shipped just under 80,000 units in the UK, compared to the first game’s 380,000.
Ubisoft has subsequently issued a statement acknowledging the poor sales:
“We’re incredibly happy with critics’ and players’ very positive reception of Watch Dogs 2, which should bolster support for the long-term success of the game,” a Ubisoft spokesperson told us.
“It is true that first-day and first-week sales for a number of big games, including Watch Dogs 2 and titles from our competitors, are comparatively lower than previous versions in previous years.”
“However, we expect both week-two and week-three sales to be above traditional sales patterns. There is a trend toward games, especially high-quality games, having stronger and longer ‘tails’ as favorable reviews and word of mouth spread.”
“Watch Dogs 2 is already considered a tremendous addition to the open-world action adventure series and we’re confident that millions of players are going to love it.”