Watch Dogs 2 peak players drop by 47% already

Ubisoft does it again: Watch Dogs 2 player base is already running away from the game.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Dec 11 2016 11:05 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Oh, Ubisoft - you can't catch a break, and there's no one else to blame. Watch Dogs 2 was released onto the PC two weeks after its launch troubled launch on the PS4 and Xbox One, but the numbers aren't looking good at all.

Watch Dogs 2 peak players drop by 47% already | TweakTown.com

According to the latest report from our friends at GitHyp, Watch Dogs 2 player base is suffering already, falling behind the concurrent players of even The Division and Rainbow Six: Siege. Paul Curtin from GitHyp writes: "Watch Dogs 2 debuted one week ago with a peak of 18,113 players in a single hour (less than half of the original's 47k peak) and the player counts have already dropped 47% to a peak of only 9,604 players today. The players per hour average is brought down even further with the game dropping to slightly under 5,000 users per hour when factoring in prime after school/work hours in the U.S. each day".

Ubisoft is trying to put out the fire, explaining to PC Gamer: "We expect both week-two and week-three sales to be above traditional sales patterns. There is a trend toward games, especially high-quality games, having stronger and longer 'tails' as favorable reviews and word of mouth spread. Watch Dogs 2 is already considered a tremendous addition to the open-world action adventure series and we're confident that millions of players are going to love it".

Watch Dogs 2 has already dropped out of the top 50 games on Steam, and its player base is withering away. Just like the physical sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - I don't see a recovery for Watch Dogs 2. The big question to ask now is: will there be a Watch Dogs 3?

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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