Throughout the first five days of Tom Clancy’s The Division’s launch, it has grossed more revenue than Activision’s hit title Destiny did back in 2014. This says quite a bit considering the sort of support there was at launch for the latter, and not only that, but The Division has successfully made itself the best-selling new IP during its opening week.
Ubisoft confirmed Tom Clancy’s The Division has grossed more than $330 million in its first five days, a number which is based off of worldwide physical and digital full game sales. For those wondering, Destiny sold around $325 million during its first five days on the market.
Last weekend, The Division had over 1.2 million concurrent players at its peak and during its first week, gamers have spent over 100 million hours playing online. Ubisoft CEO and Co-Founder Yves Guillemot spoke about The Division‘s sales and how it reflects the abilities within Ubisoft to execute.
“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. The Division is the latest example yet of our unique ability to deliver immersive gaming playgrounds that keeps players engaged and that they eagerly share with their friends and community,” Guillemot said.
When The Division debuted, it was the number one viewed game on Twitch and has continued to check-in among the top five most viewed games since then. The game also received over 57 million views on YouTube during its first week.
Tom Clancy’s The Division was a game that was a long time coming for many people, so it’s not a surprise to hear of the massive spectating numbers the game has accrued. Ubisoft Vice President of Online Services Stephanie Perotti elaborated further on the success of The Division.
“On top of record breaking sales, player engagement is the highest ever for any Ubisoft title, demonstrating, among other things, that our investments in our online infrastructure and services are paying off. We are delivering an online experience that’s on par with the best in the industry, and that matches the quality and connectivity demanded by The Division and its players,” Perotti said.
For more on the game, check out our review of The Division which awarded the game a score of five out of five. The Division is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.