According to Chart-Track, The Division sets a new record in the United Kingdom for sales within the first three months of any year, a record previously held by Gran Turismo 4.
After a longer than expected wait thanks to a few delays, Ubisoft’s social third person shooter, The Division, is finally out in the wild and has been enjoying a lot of positive word of mouth even if a few trolls appeared to hamper the experience for some. This success has also translated to sales for Ubisoft as in the UK alone, The Division has landed at the top spot on the sales chat.
According to the sales monitoring company, Chart-Track, The Division had the biggest launch for the first three months of any year, a long standing record previously held by Gran Turismo 4, which originally launched on the PlayStation 2 back in 2005. The Division also marks the biggest launch of a Tom Clancy title ever, and only finishes behind Watch_Dogs and Assassin’s Creed III for the biggest launch of any Ubisoft game.
The good news didn’t stop there for Ubisoft as two other games also placed in the top 10 along side their recently released open world shooter. Far Cry Primal, a game that just released last month and places players in the Stone Age, came in at the second spot on the UK sales board, while the multiplayer-centric title Rainbow Six Siege finished at number 10. It is worth noting that the data does not take digital sales into account, which doesn’t paint a complete picture, but it could be argued that digital sales would have only helped the massive number of sales for The Division even further.
The game has been selling extremely well outside of the UK as well, even breaking Ubisoft’s record for day one retail and digital purchases, overtaking the massively popular Assassin’s Creed series. Interestingly enough, the record was set for both digital and retail individually, proving that the massive beta numbers across all three platforms last month were not a fluke.
For games of this size, scale, and popularity, day one issues typically follow as a rush of players flood the servers and eventually bring them down. While there were a handful of server related issues on the PC, the release was generally problem free. With so many games like Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and more launching with severe online and technical issues, it is refreshing to finally experience a game that is able to handle things right off the bat.
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Tom Clancy’s The Division is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.