Ubisoft announced yesterday that its third-person action-RPG Tom Clancy’s The Division has sold more copies in its first 24 hours than any game in Ubisoft’s history. Total digital full game sales of The Division also set new, single-day company records across PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4.
It’s not hard to see why it has proven so successful, as no matter what way you turn, you see The Division in your face. Whether it’s a trailer, a gaming site article or just an advertisement on the side of a bus, on a poster, at your local game store, or on your social media newsfeed. It’s all over the place.
“The launch of The Division is a tremendous achievement for Ubisoft, and demonstrates our unrivaled capacity to create fantastic new game brands and transform them into entertainment blockbusters,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO, Ubisoft. “This is a momentous day for Ubisoft, but more importantly it marks the start of millions of players’ enduring engagement in The Division’s game world, which we are confident they will love.”
And that’s exactly it. Ubisoft are confident in their game, and despite the expected launch day server issues, the game has held up pretty well to the high demand. Players have reported issues regarding door frames and being unable to reach that laptop, but I imagine Ubisoft are working to resolve a fix for that as we speak. It’s only minor, but a meme will surely come about relating to it.
For the record, if a player is blocking the door frame for you, click the Left Stick (or however you sprint) and after two seconds, you’ll push through the troublemaking avatar.
We’re still playing through The Division but are hoping to bring you an official review some time next week. Being an MMO-like action RPG, it will take time to experience a lot of what the game has to offer, and we want to make sure we’ve seen it all before we give it our final word. Surely a majority of you guys have picked it up regardless, to give it your own review, and that’s fine too!