Tom Clancy's The Division launched earlier this week on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PCs. First announced at E3 2013, the highly anticipated game got off to a rocky start early Tuesday morning as hoards of players swamped Ubisoft's servers.
If you're like me, you're probably not surprised in the least bit that a new AAA title – one that had two large betas, mind you – didn't have enough servers ready at launch. Ubisoft got the issue taken care of within a few hours but as it turns out, we may need to cut them a little slack on this one.
Ubisoft has revealed that The Division sold more copies in its first 24 hours than any other game in the company's history. What's more, total digital full game sales also set new, single-day records across all launch platforms.
In a blog post, Ubisoft content communications manager Giancarlo Varanini said Ubisoft now has three of the top four most successful new game brand launches in the history of the gaming industry with The Division, Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed (the other being Destiny).
Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft, described the event as a momentous day for Ubisoft but more importantly, he said it marks the start of millions of players’ enduring engagement in The Division’s game world which he said they are confident gamers will love.
Have you had a chance to play The Division yet? If so, what are your thoughts thus far?