Watch Dogs Breaks (More) Records

Aiden Pearce has hacked his way into your hearts, and we can’t thank you enough. After breaking a Ubisoft record for first-day sales, Watch Dogs has just broken a few more. The game is now the best-selling new IP at launch across the entire videogame industry, with more than 4 million copies sold through in its first week. That also marks Watch Dogs as the best-selling game during week 1 for Ubisoft.

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“With such strong sales momentum and positive feedback from gamers, Watch Dogs has positioned itself as the must-have game of the moment” said Tony Key, Ubisoft’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re really proud of this achievement, and are confident that the Watch Dogs brand has a promising future.”

Watch Dogs also launched with an innovative (and free!) companion app called ctOS Mobile. Since launch, ctOS Mobile has been downloaded and played by more than one million people. If you haven’t yet tried out ctOS Mobile, we have a full FAQ (including compatible devices) in the links below.

Hack into these Watch Dogs features for the latest intel on the game:

Watch Dogs – ctOS Mobile App FAQ

Watch Dogs – Easter Eggs (*Spoiler Alert*)

Watch Dogs – Multiplayer Guide

Watch Dogs – Open World Guide

Watch Dogs


Release date — May 27, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
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