Watch Dogs has shipped 8 million copies worldwide

Ubisoft has announced that open-world hacking title Watch Dogs has shipped eight million copies worldwide.

The French publishing giant confirmed the figures overnight during its latest financial call.

Said Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft: “The success of Watch Dogs and the quality of our games portfolio presented at this year’s E3 highlight our strategic positioning as well as our continuous drive for innovation, and affirm our long-term approach.

"Watch Dogs is now well positioned as a major franchise and we will be able to replicate and build on its success in the coming years. Its sales performance testifies to Ubisoft’s expertise as a creator of blockbuster brands. That expertise enables us to stand out from our competitors at the beginning of each console cycle and therefore to reach a new dimension."

As a result of Watch Dogs’ success, Ubisoft posted Q1 sales of £286 million, marking a whopping 374 percent rise from the same period last year, where sales reached just £60 million.

Ubisoft announced in late May that Watch Dogs had become the company’s fastest-selling title to date. The PS4 version of the title outsold all other versions in the U.K. upon its release, and the game’s success has already got Ubisoft chatting about a potential sequel.

Read our review of Watch Dogs here.