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Ubisoft Acknowledges That Watch Dogs 2’s Sales are Down

November 22, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Ubisoft has acknowledged that Watch Dogs 2 isn’t the same hit that it’s predecessor is quite yet. The publisher issued a statement to Eurogamer after the site reported that UK sales for the game were down heavily from the first entry, with 80,000 copies sold to Watch Dog’s 380,000.

“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 said. “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.”

On the plus side for Ubisoft, the game is better reviewed right now which may result in more long-term strength in terms of sales. The game was released last week for the PS4 and Xbox One.

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