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Watch Dogs has shipped over 8 million units

"Is now well positioned as a major franchise," says Yves Guillemot.

Watch Dogs has sold-in over 8 million units, Ubisoft announced today in its quarterly financial report.

Well Watch Dogs, we have a wiener!

This takes into account how many copies it's shipped to retail rather than the specific number of copies sold, but it still gives an idea as to the game's demand.

Ubisoft sure seems satisfied with it. "Watch Dogs is now well positioned as a major franchise and we will be able to replicate and build on its success in the coming years," said Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot. "Its sales performance testifies to Ubisoft's expertise as a creator of blockbuster brands."

Watch Dogs paved the way for Ubisoft to have a fine first quarter of fiscal 2015 (the period ending 30th June) as its total sales revenue came to €360 million, up 374 per cent from the €76 million it earned for the same quarter last year. The publisher knew it would do well this quarter, but had only projected to earn about €310 million, so it exceeded expectations by over 16 per cent.

Ubisoft also noted that over half of its revenue came from PS4 and Xbox One sales.

While this past quarter did the business for Ubisoft it's not expecting the next one to be as fruitful. It's estimating sales to come to €85 million, a 61 per cent decrease year over year, because last year's July-September period saw the release of Splinter Cell BlackList, Rayman Legends and Just Dance 2014. The publisher's biggest upcoming bets consist of Assassin's Creed Unity, The Crew, The Division, Far Cry 4, Just Dance Now and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, which won't be out until after this quarter.

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