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 Watch Dogs  is now the UK's fastest-selling new IP
Watch Dogs is now the UK's fastest-selling new IP
June 2, 2014 | By Mike Rose

June 2, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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We already knew that Watch Dogs had done the business for Ubisoft over its launch week, but now we have some perspective for those sales -- including the fact that Watch Dogs is now the best-selling new IP ever in the UK.

L.A. Noire originally held the record for best ever first week sales in the UK for a new IP, but Watch Dogs destroyed that record last week according to Chart-Track, with first week retail sales (no digital sales are included) that were 58 percent higher than L.A. Noire's first week.

Unsurprisingly, Watch Dogs was the best-seller in the UK last week across all formats -- and it was the 17th best ever launch week of any game at retail in the UK, regardless of whether it was new IP or not.

And it's Ubisoft's best ever launch in the UK too -- previously Assassin's Creed III provided the company's best ever first week sales in the UK, but Watch Dogs outsold it by 17 percent.


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George Menhal III
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Played the game very briefly this weekend and didn't care for it. I don't see what the big deal is.

Fabian Fischer
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Well, audiovisual spectacle, albeit questionable in quality, triumphs once again in terms of popularity. It's essentially "instant gratification" for the brain. This surface level satisfaction is enough for many "players". Appreciating truly great and deep gameplay, or rather an understanding of it, would require some work and a learning process.

It's not different in film, music or any other art form actually. Whoever wants to add value to his life, needs to "dig deeper".

George Menhal III
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I completely agree with you.

For my taste, since last Friday evening up until now, I wasn't even entirely aware that another game existed besides Mario Kart 8.

Only three more Mirror Mode cups to go and I will have myself a shiny gold kart...

Andreas Ahlborn
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Really? Commenting on an article about sales numbers of a game you didn`t care for? And then fanboying out about a game made for Toddlers?

George Menhal III
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Watch Dogs is cool, I just don't understand the appeal which made it so huge, especially after playing it. For me, it's one of those games that just kind of caused my excitement to dissipate the more I played it. It's no secret that I'm a big Nintendo fan, but I'm a fan of games in general. Both games sold very well over the weekend, and I like to see this, because it means the industry is healthy and diverse. I was just commenting on which game I liked more, as they were the two best selling last week.

A W
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When the numbers are broken down by consoles it goes something like this...

W_D PS4 > MK8 Wii U > W_D X1 > W_D X360 > W_D PS3.


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