Over the years, the Far Cry franchise – like many Ubisoft open world titles – has seen some stagnation despite strong sales. However, Far Cry 5 has not only received its fair share of critical acclaim but is also the fastest selling title in the series’ history in the UK as per Games Industry International.
As such, the first quarter of the new year is a toss-up in terms of reception for games. Last year’s Nier: Automata, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Persona 5 had very good opening sales for their respective expectations. However, Far Cry 5 is the biggest launch of the year thus far and will likely remain that way for a few more months.
The PS4 version, which accounted for 60 percent of sales, is also the sixth biggest launch of a Ubisoft title in the individual format charts in all of UK history. Keep in mind that these are just retail sales – with digital sales factored in, the actual sales numbers will be higher.
Far Cry 5 is available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Along with DLC packs, there will also be free limited time events that players can partake in, the first starting on April 3rd.