Yesterday GFK Chart-Track revealed that Far Cry 5 was the best selling game last week in the United Kingdom according to its data, topping the launch of its predecessor, Far Cry 4. Ubisoft has now put those statistics into perspective.
The publisher revealed that not only did Far Cry 5 double the first week sell-through of Far Cry 4, but it actually became the second biggest launch ever for a Ubisoft game, following only Tom Clancy’s The Division. In total, Far Cry 5 generated $310 million in consumer spending through the first week. According to Ubisoft, digital distribution—which isn’t tracked by GFK Chart-Track—accounted for 50% of sales.
“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.”
Ubisoft also released a rather large infographic showcasing some interesting numbers that players have generated while spending their time in Hope County, which can be viewed through the link below.