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The Division Becomes Ubisoft's Fastest-Selling Game Ever

The closed beta test had to be extended due to an "unprecedented level of interest."

The open beta welcomed a record 6.4 million testers.

Ubisoft recently said the game could end up being one of the biggest new IP launches ever.

Therefore, nobody should be surprised to learn that the just-released Tom Clancy's The Division has sold through more copies in its first 24 hours than any other game in the publisher's history. In the press release, Ubisoft added that the game also set a digital sales record, even though they didn't provide exact numbers. Ubisoft Massive managing director David Polfeld is "extremely happy" with the game's launch, as this new product was created by the team "working at maximum capacity in highly-productive collaboration."

The publisher mentions that based on NPD and GFK Chart Track stats, they've now produced three of the four most successful new IPs in gaming history: Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs and now The Division. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says this represents the company's ability to give the market new franchises and "transform them into entertainment blockbusters."

"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."

Some gamers have complained that the available 26 missions at launch is too low for a $60 game, but we'll have to see what the critics say when the review scores really start rolling in... You liking it so far?

Related Game(s): The Division

Tags: tom clancys the division, the division sales, ubisoft games

3/9/2016 8:38:18 PM Ben Dutka

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 @ 9:59:51 PM
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That's impressive considering all the hype surrounding Assassin's Creed when it first released.

I havnt played it but I held off after seeing the map size and finding out the amount of story it has. Everyone I've talked to has said it's another Destiny in regards to content, and that's not a positive thing.

I'm in no way able to place judgement on this game but I said before Destiny was going to start producing more and more games based on that structure and it appears to be true. This isn't a good thing for consumers. These developers are calling these games mmorpgs placing them in the same genres as WoW and Elder Scrolls Online among others. But the content compared to those games is so minimal it makes my head spin. They are literally forcing consumers to buy more content to make the game last a little longer while to this day I havnt even finished half of Elder Scrolls Online with days of play time.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 @ 11:43:29 PM

It's like tiny content from 1 room spread across many maps and multiplied many times over then called an MMORPG.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 @ 11:56:51 PM

Yeah and somehow the industry has accepted that and it's quite frustrating as a consumer for two reasons. One being that I'm led to believe I should expect the same amount of content as the pioneers of the genre sort of speak. But probably more importantly, the second being Bungie started a new strategy to get consumers to keep buying into their game and it worked. Now it's obvious Ubisoft and Massive developed this game with that same strategy in mind. Crappy thing is PS4 owners have to wait for the first two large dlc packs. It makes me just shake my head and laugh.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 @ 11:42:34 PM
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Anybody know what's so wonderful abooot it?

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 @ 11:52:40 PM

For those that liked Destiny, that's your answer.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 @ 11:53:22 PM

Destiny seemed great at first but turned out to be poop.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 @ 11:57:40 PM

Yeah probably the most solid fps I've played gameplay wise. But yeah it turned out to a grind for nothing.

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tlpn99
Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 2:46:19 AM

I didn't like Destiny. Yet I love The Division.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 1:23:09 PM

That's fair. What do you like about it?

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Abidan13
Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 3:00:11 PM

I have bought The Division and I am enjoying it. From a programming standpoint, the game is amazing. Limited load times and speed of the servers (even at launch) are really impressive.

Is it original? Not by any means. But it feels different than destiny. I feel like I am encouraged to take my time and explore which makes the world design feel that much better. With Destiny i felt the urge to rush and beat it and be done. I'm not getting that with the Division; I want to take my time.

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trinichinese
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 4:54:39 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHid-WEiJMA

Tom Clancy's The Division Mission Military AK 47 coop Gameplay

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