How do you measure a hype train for an upcoming game? Look at the pre-order numbers, of course. According to Ubisoft’s estimates, Watch Dogs is looking good. The revenge-driven hacking game is now the companies most pre-ordered new IP and it now holds the crown for the most pre-ordered new IP in the games industry. This record may not last forever, though.
According to the USA Pre-Order Chart on VGChartz, Destiny was the number one pre-ordered game overall two weeks ago and as of May 10, it was behind over 35,500 units. With 20 weeks left on Destiny’s release calendar and three left on Watch Dogs’, it doesn’t seem likely Ubisoft will keep this record for long. But no one can take away their personal achievement. That’s got to count for something.
Keep in mind this is also the most pre-ordered new IP, not all games. So, it’s still up in the air how well Watch Dogs actually does despite the various controversies and uncertainties surrounding it.
Ubisoft Monreal, Bucharest, Paris, Quebec, and Reflections collaborated for this game with Reflections also assisting on The Division.
Watch Dogs launches in North America and Europe May 27 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The Wii U version will launch on a later date.