Watch Dogs smashes previous Ubisoft pre-order records for new IP

Thursday, 15 May 2014 17:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Watch Dogs is the most pre-ordered new IP in Ubisoft’s history and the most pre-ordered new IP in the entire industry this year and second- highest pre-ordered Ubisoft game ever, the firm announced today.

While its didn’t disclose the actual numbers, the firm said the game’s “strong pre-orders are a clear indication of players’ anticipation and excitement for Watch Dogs.”

The firm said in a call to investors today it expects Watch Dogs to “perform better than the first Assassin’s Creed,” meaning the game should sell over 6.3 million units lifetime, which GI International pointed out.

“We expect it to become a major heavyweight of the industry,” said CEO Yves Guillemot.

Watch Dogs hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 27 and Wii U eventually.

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