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).