Watch Dogs 2 has failed to make a significant impact in the UK Sales Chart in its first week of release, falling behind the numbers set by the first game.
Ubisoft’s open-world hacking sequel entered the all-format charts at number 2, trailing just behind Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
It’s worth noting that Infinite Warfare has held the top spot for three weeks now, with Watch Dogs 2 “narrowly missing out” on first place, according to Chart-Track.
This means the sequel managed to sell less than 80k units last week, a stark difference to the 380k shipped by its predecessor in May 2014.
Chart-Track doesn’t take into account digital sales across PS4, Xbox One and PC, which may change the outlook of the situation going forward.
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Many players found the experience to be underwhelming, so may have avoided the sequel as a result. We’ve also had a flood of impressive AAA titles launching in the past few weeks, so perhaps it’s a matter of oversaturation.
It was expected for there to be a drop between the two, but a difference of 300k is surprisingly large.
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Watch Dogs 2 is a noticeable improvement over its predecessor, providing us with an experience boasting more personality, variety and fun. Here’s a snippet of our 8/10 review:
“Watch Dogs 2 is no great leap forward, but it sees the series headed in the right direction with more colour, more flair and a real sense of fun. The action’s solid and the mission design much less generic, while Ubisoft Montreal has given you a great set of tools and the freedom to use them as you will. If the original Watch Dogs was a mean-looking hound, all bark, no bite, the sequel’s a more playful pooch that’s all about having a good time – and it’s all the better for it.”
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