Can Watch Dogs sell as much as GTA V?

Can Watch Dogs sell as much as GTA V?. At PS4 reveal event (in February 2013), we saw a spectacular and awesome looking gameplay demo of Watch Dogs.

GTA VThe game is schedule to arrive in 2013 across six platforms (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U, PS3 and next-gen Xbox), whereas its fearsome competitor and next installment in GTA series, GTA V is so far confirmed only for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Since Watch Dogs will be released on six platforms, is there any possible way that the game could sell as much as or even more than GTA V?. VOTE for your choice below, and let us know your opinion in the comment section below.

GTA V: Sure and Shot Going to be the new undisputed King of Open World Genre


No doubt GTA V is going to be new undisputed king of open-world genre. The franchise has been around with us since 90's, and it has sold over 125 million units across the globe (life-time sales figure). The things players love about GTA series are freedom, plot and gameplay. Rockstar has handle all main entries in GTA series with an extra care, and has never ever "rehashed" to the point of redundancy like CoD or Madden.

Watch Dogs: Most Fearsome Competitor of GTA V

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs is a ground-breaking open-world action-adventure game called designed by a team comprised of industry veterans from blockbuster franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow 6 and Far Cry. Watch Dogs blends cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated game design into a realistic and living open world where players must use any means at their disposal to take down a corrupt system.

The game is set in Chicago, and going by all the details we have seen so far in numerous gameplay demo, Watch Dogs looks innovative and tries to bring a never seen before spin in open-world action genre.

Ubisoft is making use of hacking gameplay as its main weapon for Watch Dogs. If everything goes perfectly for Watch Dogs and Ubisoft, the game could be one of the best open world game ever made, and also first killer IP of next-generation consoles.


So its possible that Watch Dogs could sell as much as GTA V. Ubisoft has a great IP that could move a lot of units if developed, marketed, and promoted right. In addition to this, Watch Dogs will launch on SIX different consoles. But if Rockstar and Take-Two decide to release GTA V on other platforms, all this thing will change dramatically.

We want to hear from you guys, Can Watch Dogs sell as much as GTA V? or GTA V going to blow Watch Dogs out of the water?.

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Lord Chauncey 's picture
Lord Chauncey (not verified) posted on Fri, 2013-03-15 15:31
My expert analysis says yes
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MRLOL (not verified) posted on Tue, 2013-03-12 20:02
LOL @ This whole article.
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Steven Speilberg (not verified) posted on Tue, 2013-03-12 14:52
The answer is NO!
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bobby (not verified) posted on Tue, 2013-03-12 03:49
you said ps3 twice
Zach's picture
Zach (not verified) posted on Tue, 2013-03-12 02:09
GTA SA is hard to beat, even the new generations know about SA
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Andrew (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 21:23
No one can beat gta...
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jett (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 20:29
Ubisoft are missing one key element... they dont have a sense of humour like rockstar.Watch dogs will be a must play but GTA 5 will still have full mutiplayer rooms for years to come.
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Kevin van der zee (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 18:39
Why is this even being discussed? There is no chance it will sell as much or even outsell GTA. GTA is a mainstream video game, whenever its released its on the news, billboard etc etc you cant escape hearing about it. and there loads of "casual" gamers who only Play GTA on a day off, watch dogs will be a great game i'm sure. but defeating the juggernaut we call Grand Theft Auto...Not a chance.
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Maaz Inam (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 18:39
Indeed....I m sure they will both make either equal sales or Watch Dogs being released on the next gen console - PS4.....will make superb sales, possibly beating GTA V!!!
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Marty SoFly (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 16:29
No, Watch Dogs will not sell as much as GTA V. Here goes several reasons why: GTA is a proven franchise. They are 15+ years in developing GTA games, you know what you're going to get when one is announced, and you know it will be a great game. Watch Dogs is a first timer. People are unsure of it, and to this day are still unsure what the game is about. That will hesitate buyers. GTA V will be coming out earlier. September is going to be 2 to 3 months before Watch Dogs' release month. Gamers who will only be able to get 1 game for the holiday season will likely buy GTA V instead of holding out for Watch Dogs, and unfortunately for Ubisoft, that's the majority. Watch Dogs will be releasing alongside the PS4. You see this as a benefit. I see this as a hinderence. Watch Dogs releasing alongside the PS4 is going to stop gamers and gamers' parents from spending so much money after actually buying the PS4. The PS4 will likely come with at least a $500 price tag, possibly more. Most are going to want to stop spending after crossing that number. And finally, Ubisoft will be competing with themselves. GTA V will release months earlier, so they're basically ahead if the competition. Watch Dogs will be releasing alongside Assassin's Creed IV, which means Ubisoft is going to have to split advertisement so they don't kill either franchise. They'll both be next-gen launch titles, and AC is a proven franchise as well. This will also steal sales from Watch Dogs. Watch Dogs will sell well, I believe. But to say or think it will be a 20+ million unit seller is not a bright idea. Not many games, ever, have cracked 15 million in sales let alone 20. You know GTA V will do that because it always does. Watch Dogs will not. I predict 10 million units when it's all said and done, but it'll come slowly.
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tell me yours first (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 15:35
no it isn't possible because rockstar have done alot of open world games and every game i played from rockstar is awesome and all the gta games is selling alot and i dont think that ubisoft ever realeased any good open world game except far cry 3 so i bet that gta 5 will be 10 times better than watch dogs and gta will sell alot more.
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be realistic here (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 12:16
i really don't think watch dogs will be able to come close to what grand theft auto 5 will gain. grand theft auto is the go-to game for open world, always has been. i'm not saying that it will never get overtaken by another IP, but i highly doubt watch dogs will steal their title. watch dogs seems like it might be too linear and non-variety (i may be wrong). from what i have watched on it so far, it seems like it's going to be a near future representation of assassins creed with gadgets, which may or may not be a bad thing. it still looks like an awesome game, and it's a great original IP, but there is a LOT of variety to GTA games (ie: all the vehicles, activities, so on and so forth), as well as that GTA games have always had great story driven missions that players actually get into. sure, watch dogs has great, even amazing graphics (if we're speaking about the next-gen version), but true gamers know that good graphics do NOT make a good game, so we'll need to see when it gets here. all i know is regardless of the advertising, marketing, etc that they're going to do for watch dogs, it's going to take a lot to get consumers to choose it over GTA V (if they only buy one of the two). and don't forget, as I recall rockstar has always been good at marketing and promoting their grand theft auto games- their trailers are always great, i still recall the san andreas commercial featuring "welcome to the jungle" as the song, and even Vice City's commercial with "I Ran" as the song, made me want the games sooooo bad. So i don't know, watch dogs has a lot to work up to. Best case scenario, it comes in as a close second in sales. But who knows, I could be wrong.
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Skinny pete (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 12:07
Hellz yeah it can
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Ralf (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 11:25
Yes it will. Watch dogs is the next big thing and RoCkstaR needs to get somewhere and sit down. The creators of watch dogs won't jerk us around and treat us like bit€he$ either. And I bet they won't have phone calls asking you to go bowling!
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Eddie (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 11:27
Neiko it's your cousin! Lets get a hamburger
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skydoesminecraft (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 19:07
You can't even spell NIKO. btw budder will kill the squids!
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Skinny pete (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 21:49
Budder sux..
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Skinny pete (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 21:49
Budder sux..
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dave (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-11 10:35
No way..... Gta rules

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