Ubisoft’s new game franchise The Division tears up records

by GamingBits on March 15, 2016

in PC, Sony PlayStation News Bits, Xbox News Bits



It’s refreshing to see a new game franchise deservingly take off the way Ubisoft’s The Division has. Ubisoft has announced Tom Clancy’s The Division has sold more than $330 million (digital and physical copy sales worldwide) in the first five days of release.

“The Division taking the top spot in the industry for first week sales of a new franchise is a tremendous achievement. We are very proud of our teams, and humbled by and thankful for the millions of players who are giving us their feedback and support,” said Yves Guillemot, CEO and Co-Founder, Ubisoft. “The Division is the latest example yet of our unique ability to deliver immersive gaming playgrounds that keeps players engaged and that they eagerly share with their friends and community.”

If those numbers aren’t enough, Ubisoft reports over 100 million hours clocked in on The Division’s servers, with more than 1.2 million players online concurrently over the weekend. The Division also dominates Twitch and YouTube viewers. On Twitch, Ubisoft reports The Division was the top viewed game at launch and on YouTube over 57 million viewers on that first week of release.

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy label delivers a great new franchise outside of the Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell games. I’ve had a few hours into The Division on the PS4 and can say it’s a fun “Gun-PG” worth playing. I definitely recommend checking it out on the  PS4 (as well as Xbox One and PC). It’s a bit disappointing The Division is going the Xbox One first-release exclusivity-DLC route. But it is a different game that all players are definitely hungry for as the numbers show.

For more details on Tom Clancy’s The Division, visit the official website at www.thedivisiongame.com.