Ubisoft is really hopeful regarding the success of Ghost Recon Wildlands. The company is of the view that the upcoming Ghost Recon Wildlands game might very well be one of the best games launched during 2017/current fiscal year.
Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemots compares the launch of Wildlands to that of this year’s The Division. Despite the many controversies and issues surrounding it, The Division did end up breaking multiple sales records and earned more than $330 million in its first five days.
Guillemots is hopeful that Wildlands will follow the same trend and be a huge release for the first quarter of 2017.
“What we can say on Ghost Recon: Wildlands is that it was really well recognized and appreciated by all the press at E3, and it got lots of comments – and positive comments – from the fact that it’s a new open world shooter, and this we think is a complete revolution for the industry and we think it will have a huge impact.” He said during an investor call yesterday.
However, the company admits that despite the expected success of Ghost Recon Wildlands, they still expect more from the upcoming Watch Dogs 2, set to release in November 2016.
When comparing both these upcoming titles side by side, Ubisoft’s CFO Alain Martinez is of the opinion that Wildlands would be closer to Rainbow Six Siege in terms of sales while Watch Dogs 2 would end up being something huge like The Division and hopefully even bigger than that.
The company hasn’t declared the sales figure they have in mind which Watch Dogs 2 is expected to reach but it should end up selling at least the same as the original game which managed more than 10 million copies back in 2014 and broke the record of fastest selling new IP of all time with 4 million sales in first week.
Ghost Recon Wildlands will be releasing on March 7th 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One while Watch Dogs 2 is scheduled for 15th November.