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Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs is the UK’s new number one, smashing the record for the fastest selling new IP in the process. The previous record holder was 2011’s L.A Noire, if you’re curious.

It has had the 17th best launch week in the UK, putting it alongside the likes of GTA, Call of Duty and FIFA. Although seventeen may not sound too impressive that’s a personal best for Ubisoft, toppling Assassin’s Creed III as their biggest ever launch.

Watch_Dogs has also contributed to a PS4 console sales spike of 94%, 53% of which were the Watch_Dogs bundle.

That’s nothing compared to sales boost Mario Kart 8 has given the Wii U though. Console sales were up a hellish 666%, with 82% being the Mario Kart 8 bundle. The colourful kart racer makes #2 in the chart.

Wolfenstein: The New Order falls to #3, FIFA 14 drops to #4 while Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition now sits at #5.

After Watch_Dogs and Mario Kart 8, the PS Vita version of Borderlands 2 is the next highest new entry, making a respectable enough #18.

Also of note is The Amazing Spider-Man 2 leaving the top ten this week, going from #8 to #17.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • Extremely disappointed with Watch Dogs, despite the world being massive, it just feels so empty.
    Some of the game mechanics are just awful too, especially the lack of being able to fire out of a vehicle. :/

  • I’d wager that’s a design choice rather than an omission – the focus is on changing traffic lights and such to evade pursuers, rather than just gunning them down.

    You should have been able to use a gun while on a bike though, in order to compensate for its weakness.

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