'Watch Dogs 2' Latest News & Update: Sales Dipped 80% at Charts, Trails Behind 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare'
"Watch Dogs 2" swerved away from Ubisoft's traditional franchise sales and is massively suffering setbacks in terms of revenue flow since second and third week of release. Amidst positive reviews and praises, the title wasn't able to translate it into cash.
It may not sound too bad at all for "Watch Dogs 2" even with the drastic dip, it posted as second best selling title in UK charts. Come to think of it this season proved dry for most of AAA games and not only Ubisoft suffers. In fact, even "WWE 2K17" which released far ahead of "Watch Dogs 2" trails behind at third spot, GameRant said.
Excuses aside, "Watch Dogs 2" is down by 80 percent compared to the original. This can translate into 80,000 copies sold at Euro Region during launch as opposed to 380,000 that original game made. "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" tops the list while "FIFA 17" and "Battlefield 1" grab the remaining spots in the top 5.
Meanwhile, Ubisoft presents a different argument about "Watch Dogs 2" being in limbo. The game developer reasoned that more important that opening sales is positive reviews and critical acclaim because it can catapult long-term success. Ubisoft also believed that top games usually endure longer popularity due to these praises, EuroGamer reported.
Now as mentioned earlier, it came as no surprise that Ubisoft will compare "Watch Dogs 2" with other titles. It is also true that even "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" suffers dip compared to predecessor "Black Ops 3." One interesting factor that can plot the whole scenario is the proliferation of digital copies. This could mean that physical discs can't serve as accurate barometer anymore since players opt to download the game instead of purchase from retailers.
And to conclude, Ubisoft has good argument in defense of "Watch Dogs 2." But if these analyses come to fruition, only the next few months can tell. How about you? Do you think that the age of physical discs is over? You can let us know in the comment box below.