Watch Dogs Sets First Day Sales Record For Ubisoft, No Numbers Released

By William Usher 2014-05-29 11:31:20 discussion comments
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Ubisoft is proud to say that Watch Dogs is the best and fastest selling new IP, breaking sales records the world around for the company associated with a country known more for their white flags than their cuisine.

Ubisoft sent out the press release that was sparse and inadequately void of any numerical statistics to back up what the press release was all about. It's like tooting a horn at a parade about how great your clothes are while wearing no clothes.

Nevertheless, this didn't stop Ubisoft's CEO from dropping some word-praises like a rapper drops an N-bomb, saying...
“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. 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.”

A “thoroughly new-gen experience”? Tell that to the casual gamers who couldn't tell the PS3 version of Watch Dogs from the PS4 and Xbox One version in our not-so-scientific comparison.

Worse still is that the press release decides to use a quote from a French gaming site, Jeuxvideo.com, which clearly broke the review embargo for the game, printing the 18 out of 20 review score shortly after WCCF Tech published theirs. This is despite the fact that Ubisoft clearly stated that all “valid” reviews would be made available post May 27th.

But all the silliness of the PR game hasn't stopped the company from throwing niceties at their own product like political veterans word-fully vindicate all their congressional crimes with media-friendly pleasantries and history altering tales. By the way, have all the troops fully recovered from the water Haliburton sent them?

Metro went a step further to find some additional quotes from creative director Jonathan Morin over on the Ubisoft blog, where the idea-factory for the game dropped the following quote-worthy comments...
I once said that the buzz around Watch Dogs was driven by the incredible passion of our early fans,’ ... ‘Today we broke the record for the biggest first day sales in Ubisoft history. I can never say it enough: thank you everyone! We love you all for your passion and your creativity.’

A lot of that passion seemed to center around the discrepancy between the game's graphics upon release compared to the graphics that were touted at E3 2012, as reported by Gameranx.

Media savvy antics aside, if you want to find out if Watch Dogs is worth the $60 plunge, feel free to check out Gaming Blend's own review for the cross-generational title that has been on the end of more controversy than Barack Obama's birth certificate.

If you don't need popular (or not so popular) opinion to sway your buying decision, you can pick up a copy of Watch Dogs right now for the geriatric twins, the new-gen twins or PC. The Wii U's version has been delayed to this fall.
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