Ubisoft today announced that Far Cry 5 has become the fastest selling entry in the franchise’s history.
Far Cry 5 launched last week with good reviews and fans are really enjoying the game. Far Cry 5’s first week sales more than doubled the first week sales of Far Cry 4, making it the fastest selling entry in the franchise. This also makes it the second biggest launch ever for a Ubisoft game, putting it only behind Tom Clancy’s The Division. While no specific numbers were given, Ubisoft did confirm that 50% of its sales were digital.
Player engagement with Far Cry 5 has been strong since launch. Over 55,000 hours were streamed on Twitch and YouTube videos brought in more than 117 million views. These numbers set a new record for Ubisoft.
“Far Cry 5, like the real Montana, is a vast and gorgeous playground filled with colorful stories for players to enjoy and share,” Laurent Detoc, President of Ubisoft, Americas. “We’re grateful to newcomers and fans of the series who have joined us in Hope County and have collectively grown our community.”
“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,” said Dan Hay, Executive Producer on Far Cry. “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.”
Far Cry 5 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.