I've been putting a bunch of time into Watch Dogs 2 over the last few days, and its tonal shifts are almost certainly more endearing than my time with the first game. The sequel is more focused on fun and vibrancy, and Ubisoft were hoping that would capture the imagination of consumers more readily.
Sadly, it doesn't look like that is the case. Eurogamer have taken Chart-Track's report and figured out that in the UK, Watch Dog 2's sales are likely around the 80k mark in its debut week, which is a massive drop from the 380K of the first game's weekly sales.
These numbers are only for the UK, and only on physical releases, which have certainly been on the decline as digital has grown since the first game's release. However, I don't see any world where that gap is made up even nearly.
This comes on the heel of news that Titanfall 2 also sold much less than the first game too. It was thought that maybe this was due to the game launching between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but maybe there is something else going on here. Something a little worrying about sequels that is certainly worth keeping an eye on.