Watch Dogs screenshot
Watch Dogs screenshot

Watch Dogs has become "the highest pre-ordered next-generation console game to date," according to GameStop, with pre-order numbers above earlier hits Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4.

"We are seeing tremendous excitement for the new Watch Dogs game," said Michael van den Berg, vice president of merchandising at GameStop International. "In fact, Watch Dogs is the highest pre-ordered next-generation console game to date. It is on track to be one of the top selling video games across all consoles in 2014."

Ubisoft added that Watch Dogs is the most pre-ordered new IP in its history and "the most pre-ordered new IP in the entire industry this year". The publisher expects the game to sell over 6.3 million copies, outselling the original Assassin's Creed.

"These strong pre-orders are a clear indication of players’ anticipation and excitement for Watch Dogs," said Geoffroy Sardin, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft. "The teams have worked tirelessly to ensure that players will enjoy a top quality game with enormous scope, and we can’t wait to get the game into their hands."

Ubisoft announced that the game had gone gold yesterday following five and a half yeasr in development.

Watch Dogs launches on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 27. A Wii U version is due to launch later this year.

Source: Ubisoft Press Release, Ubisoft FY15 Briefing

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watur123@ NM_Che56

You are weird. Why are you so weird? Stop being weird...
Posted 16:48 on 16 May 2014
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MJTH@ skidoosh

This game was anounced to long ago. It's gone from me being incredibly excited about it (E3 2012), to not caring about it all, (E3 2013), to recapturing my excitement (early 2014) to not caring again. It's taken to long to come out and now I have other games I want to buy this year.
Posted 23:46 on 15 May 2014
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skidoosh@ NM_Che56

There's absolutely nothing wrong with you. Just the thought of playing it makes me want to sleep!
Posted 22:33 on 15 May 2014
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NM_Che56

Something must be wrong with me because I simply can't get excited about this game.
Posted 20:06 on 15 May 2014

Game Stats

Release Date: 27/05/2014
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 1,332
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