Far Cry 5 is the fastest selling game in the franchise


It doubled first week sales of 4

Far Cry 5 has only been out for a week, but the game has already become the fastest selling title in the Far Cry franchise. Ubisoft proudly shared that sales figures for the game doubled the first week numbers for Far Cry 4, which is really impressive considering the former game also launched on PS3 and Xbox 360. As well as becoming the de facto Far Cry title, Far Cry 5 is also the second biggest launch in Ubisoft history, coming in a close second to The Division.

"Consumer spending" for the game has reached around $310 million, though how much of that is represented by pure game sales is unknown. As well as getting people to open their wallets, Far Cry 5 has also seen a huge turnout on streaming services. Ubisoft is reporting that around 55,000 hours of the game have been streamed on Twitch and YouTube with total views above 117 million. That certainly sounds like a popular game.

Executive producer for the Far Cry, Dan Hay, said, "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." With how successful the game turned out, I wouldn't doubt we'll see continued support in the coming years (especially with so many Ubisoft games getting "Year 2" DLC).

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Peter Glagowski
Peter Glagowski   gamer profile

Plucked right from the DToid community (formerly KingSigy), Peter is an aspiring writer with a passion for gaming and fitness. If you can't find him in front of a game, you'll most likely find hi... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Far Cry 5   (49)   From our database:

  • Someone made Walter White's Breaking Bad house in Far Cry 5 - Chris Carter
  • Ubisoft teases something Fallout-esque for Far Cry - Chris Carter
  • July's NPD chart sees Octopath Traveler take the top spot - Peter Glagowski
  • Far Cry 5's last season pass DLC, 'Dead Living Zombies,' arrives later this month - Chris Carter
  • Far Cry 5 gets a much-needed photo mode - Jordan Devore
  • Far Cry 5's Vietnam expansion, 'Hours of Darkness,' is out today - Chris Carter
  • Part of Resident Evil 2 has been recreated in Far Cry 5, and it's great - Chris Carter
  • It's bittersweet seeing Lost's island meticulously recreated in Far Cry 5 - Brett Makedonski
  • Far Cry 5's new shovel gun is as ridiculous as it sounds - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Action #Far Cry #First-person shooter #News #open world #PC #PS4 #Sales #Ubisoft #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!