The Division becomes biggest selling new IP ahead of Destiny

The DivisionThis week, Ubisoft told the world how Tom Clancy’s The Division was the biggest release in the company’s history. In the space of a few days, it surpassed any previous release by the publisher, and now it has a new accolade to be proud of.

Previously held by Destiny, The Division has surpassed its record of $325 million with a record revenue of $330 million in its first week on sale. It’s a massive achievement for Ubisoft, and fans are loving the game as well. Bear in mind too that when Destiny launched in 2014, it was available across both PlayStation and Xbox generations, whereas The Division was only released on current gen and PC.

“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 of Ubisoft. “The Division is the latest example yet of our unique ability to deliver immersive gaming playgrounds that keep players engaged, and that they eagerly share with their friends and community.”

We recently started our review of The Division, which is a big game, and in saying that, we’re not ready to commit to a final verdict just yet. You can read up on our progress to date here. In other news, a few Division players managed to get out of the confines of the map and do a little bit of exploring, even finding their way to Central Park.

[Source: Ubisoft Blog]

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