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Watch Dogs sets day one sales record for Ubisoft

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Watch Dogs becomes Ubisoft's biggest day one hit

Following the long awaited Watch Dogs release date earlier this week, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed the game has set internal day one sales records.

Becoming the publisher’s highest selling game during an opening 24 hour launch window, Watch Dogs appears to have shaken off many of the troubles which followed its early delays.

"Watch Dogs is an amazing achievement and our teams should be proud that the creativity, innovation and long hours they invested in making this game are paying off," Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot said of the game.

"It's great to see so many players enjoying the game, and it shows that Watch Dogs has cracked the code for developing a new blockbuster IP and a thoroughly new-gen experience."

Despite confirming that the game has broken its day one internal sales record, Ubisoft has yet to announce any precise Watch Dogs sales figures.

The company is basing the accolade on internal estimates of global sales data up to May 28. These of course include pre-orders of the game, a figure sure to have been bolstered by the next-gen title’s delay from an original November launch to a late May arrival.

While early Watch Dogs sales figures appear to have been strong, many gamers who snapped up the title have been left frustrated by ongoing issues with Ubisoft’s Uplay service.

"Dear fans with the release of Watch Dogs we are seeing an exceptional increase of activity," Ubisoft stated earlier this week as way of an apology.

The company added: "While we have taken many measures to limit the impact to our servers, they are not responding as fast as usual. Rest assured our team is monitoring closely our servers and taking every measures so that our services remain up. Thank you for your patience."

Originally intended to be a launch title for both consoles, Watch Dogs is now available for the Xbox One and PS4.

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Via: Videogamer

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