Ubisoft’s “The Division” has sold more copies in its first day than any other video game in the company’s thirty year history.
Released Tuesday on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the game is set in New York in the wake of a pandemic that has led to the evacuation of most of the city. Players working either alone or with others to quell the dangerous pockets of humanity left.
Ubisoft didn’t provide sales figures, but CEO Yves Guillemot says: “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.”
Reviews are still forthcoming for the title, but the game hit a major snag on launch day as problems with the dedicated servers led to people being unable to access the game which has an ‘always online’ requirement – so even single players were unable to play it.