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Watch Dogs sends Ubisoft revenue soaring

Published on Jul 11, 2014 6:20 AM
Screenshot of Watch Dogs, an action adventure game for computer, Playstation 3 and 4 game consoles, and Xbox 360 and One game consoles. -- PHOTO: UBISOFT

PARIS (AFP) - Gaming developer Ubisoft said on Thursday its action-adventure sensation Watch Dogs is helping propel revenues, which soared to 360 million euros (S$608.2 million) in the first three months of its financial year starting April.

The French company, whose sales were boosted by the popularity of the new game on XBox, Playstation and PC, posted an increase of 374 per cent between April and June, a statement said.

Watch Dogs was the main driver of that income. The game has sold more than eight million copies since its launch in May.

The title - launched as a contender to Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series - features a highly-skilled computer hacker who seeks revenge for the death of his niece. It cost 70 million euros to make.