Far Cry 5 Is The Fastest-Selling Game of Franchise’s History; Second-Biggest Launch Ever for Ubisoft

Far Cry 5 enjoyed a very successful launch. As a matter of fact, it's the fastest selling Far Cry game ever, and second-best for Ubisoft as a whole.

on April 4, 2018 12:57 PM

Today Ubisoft announced via press release that Far Cry 5 is the fastest-selling game of the history of the Far Cry franchise.

In fact, during the first week on the shelves, the game more than doubled the sell-through (to customers) of its predecessor, Far Cry 4.

On to of that, we learn that over half of the sales were digital and that this is the second-biggest launch ever for Ubisoft as a whole, with 310 million dollars spent by costumers. The current record holder is Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Ubisoft Americas President Laurent Detoc accompanied the press release with a comment:

“Far Cry 5, like the real Montana, is a vast and gorgeous playground filled with colorful stories for players to enjoy and share. We’re grateful to newcomers and fans of the series who have joined us in Hope County and have collectively grown our community.”

Another comment was provided by Executive Producer Dan Hay:

“I’m proud that the culmination of years of passionate work from the team is paying off, and that Far Cry 5’s experience resonates with so many people. We are humbled by players’ reception of Far Cry 5 and fired up to keep growing and supporting the Far Cry community in the months and years to come.”

If you want to take a look at some of the reasons that may have helped the game sell gangbusters, you can check out our review, and the recent accolade trailer.

The game is currently available, and you can grab it on PC, PS4, or Xbox One via Amazon.


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