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Ubisoft Still Expects Big Sales From Watch Dogs 2!

by on November 21, 2016

Watch Dogs got some major hype when it was first revealed at E3. However, the finished produce made many feel cheated, as it was nothing like what was shown. It wasn’t bad, but it was unique as many had hoped.

With Watch Dogs 2, the feeling is that the game is better than its predecessor, however, the sales at launch aren’t like what the original games was. Or even previous Ubisoft games. However, in a statement to IGN, the developer is confident the sales will pick up:

“We’re incredibly happy with critics’ and player” very positive reception of Watch Dogs 2, which should bolster support for the long-term success of the game. 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.”

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  • December 17, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Ubisoft are a big name in gaming, and I think if they didn't expect Watchdogs 2 to sell well, they wouldn't have even considered making it in the first place.

    The original game for me was good, but just let down by certain issues and if they have been rectified in this new game then I also think it will sell well. The problem is making sure that enough people buy it in the first place to actually discover that some of the original failings have been rectified.

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