The open world title has shattered franchise records, despite being on sale for only three days in October.
SuperData Research released its report on digital sales and revenue for October 2020, offering a look at some of the best performing titles worldwide. Key among these is Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion which sold 1.9 million digital units despite being on sale for just three days in the month. It broke franchise records as a result, usurping Watch Dogs 2’s digital sales.
The latter, which released on November 15th 2016, only sold 431,000 units digitally. SuperData notes that Watch Dogs: Legion “likely benefited from several free giveaways of Watch Dogs 2 earlier in 2020, which built up the franchise’s audience.” Coupled with US physical sales making it the third best-selling title in The NPD Group’s October 2020 report, the sequel has undoubtedly become a success for Ubisoft.
Of course, the launch hasn’t been without issues – despite deploying a fix for PC users suffering lost progress, Xbox Series X players have been facing the same problem. A fix is planned for early December so expect more details in the coming weeks. Watch Dogs Online, which offers four player co-op with unique missions and activities, is also set to arrive next month as well.