Friday, August 29, 2014
Watch Dogs Becomes Biggest New IP Launch of All Time In UK

Watch Dogs Becomes Biggest New IP Launch of All Time In UK

Ubisoft’s new IP which saw its launch last week around the world, is now the UK’s biggest new IP launch of all time, besting the former record holder, L.A. Noire, by more than 57 percent. The hacking, open-world game even topped Ubisoft’s former record holder, Assassin’s Creed 3 by 17 percent.

As for software sales breakdown, the majority of sales came from the PS4 version — 54 percent, which includes bundles, and the game also helped in lifting PS4 hardware sales by 94 percent. Xbox One took 27 percent of the sales, Xbox 360 13 percent, and PS3 9 percent.

Elsewhere Mario Kart 8 came in solidly at #2, becoming the Wii U’s biggest launch of all time, and the second bestselling Mario Kart title. The game also helped propel Wii U hardware sales by a staggering 666 percent.

In third place we have last week’s number 1 Wolfenstein: New Order, FIFA 14 in 4th, and Mincraft: PS3 Edition in 5th.

Here’s the top 20, courtesy UKIE:

1. WATCH DOGS
2. MARIO KART 8
3. WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER
4. FIFA 14
5. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION
6. 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL
7. TITANFALL
8. MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION
9. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
10. THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME
11. LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES
12. LEGO THE HOBBIT
13. BATTLEFIELD 4
14. PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE
15. ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG
16. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
17. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
18. BORDERLANDS 2
19. SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH
20. SKATE 3

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