Last week, I told you about Watch Dogs smashing the record for fastest selling Ubisoft game. Now, it has broken a bunch of new sales records, proving just how profitable the new IP is. I guess it’s a sure thing – Ubisoft will have to make a bunch more games in the franchise.
Ubisoft announced that in the first week that the game has been available, it has already sold over four million copies. This makes it the best-selling game during week one for Ubisoft. Okay, sure, we figured that might be the case considering it broke records in the first day and was the UK’s biggest new IP launch. However, even more interestingly, the game is now the best-selling new IP at launch in the video game industry. For a new IP, Watch Dogs is doing ridiculously well, and we can only assume that the momentum will continue.
As any historian knows, John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign was headed for a certain landslide victory until he made the fatal mistake, in the first general-election debate, of forgetting Poland. Kerry is now Barack Obama’s secretary of state, and as such it’s part of his job to conduct White House business around the globe. But when it came time for the Obama administration to visit Poland this week, the president decided he’d better go himself. After all, Poland does not forget being forgotten.
Obama had another Poland-related gaffe in the making on this trip, though. As the president explained in a joint press conference today with Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, Obama received a video game from Tusk the last time he visited the country. Specifically, Poland’s head of government presented Obamawith a collector’s edition of the acclaimed action role-playing game The Witcher 2: Assassin Of Kings. The trouble is, Obama forgot to play it. (Or, in reality, he never intended to play it in the first place.)
Media Molecule has said it won’t be unveiling a new game at E3 next week.
The studio posted on Twitter: “E3 is right around the corner, how exciting! Sadly we’re not showing anything this year, but we’re sending high-fives to everyone who is!
The LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway studio added: “From what we’ve heard about next week, we all have a lot to be excited about, oh my yes.”