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Far Cry 5 breaks franchise's sales records

Today, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 5 was the fastest-selling title in the franchise's history. Surprisingly, digital distribution accounted for more than 50 percent of those sales. Far Cry 5 is the second biggest launch ever for a Ubisoft game, following Tom Clancy's The Division.

Nowadays, streaming popularity is also a good indicator of a game's success. People streamed more than 55,000 hours of Far Cry 5 on Twitch and YouTuber videos garnered more than 117 million views. Both are records for a Ubisoft title in the week following launch.

Laurent Detoc, the President of Ubisoft in the Americas, issued the following statement alongside the sales figures. Ubisoft also provided a rather hilarious infographic about the game which detailed everything from shovels thrown to hours spent with the murderous bear named Cheeseburger.

Far Cry 5, like the real Montana, is a vast and gorgeous playground filled with colorful stories for players to enjoy and share. We're grateful to newcomers and fans of the series who have joined us in Hope County and have collectively grown our community.

Far Cry 5 is set in America, a first for the franchise, where it offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as a new junior deputy in Montana. Players find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the "Project at Eden's Gate", igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players must join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance.

Far Cry 5 is currently available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The game starts at $59.99 for the standard edition and features Xbox One X enhancements like native 4K resolution.

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8 Comments
  • Im happy to hear such a success for them. Felizidades
  • Yup the game deserve all the success it's had, it's very enjoyable
  • I sometimes feel that solid/good games get amazing word of mouth for all platforms simply by have an outstanding optimized PC version. It's like the good will extends everywhere. You heard almost nothing after a short while or anything about sales about Batman Arkham Knight or Dishonored 2 for examples, two absolutely outstanding games, simply due to the negativity towards them because of the disastrous PC version at launch. It's not always true of course (nobody talks about Crysis 3 for its gameplay, though the PC version is great and neither about Mankind Divided or Quantum Break). But most optimized games are highly regarded: Far Cry 2, 5, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, Blacklist, Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider etc.
  • Why? What does it offer that the other very similar games of the franchise doesn't?
  • Just shut up and play it
  • Lol
  • I was supposed to get this game free with Samsung ssd 1tb purchase but I got screwed due to insufficient quantities of the code. I am very disappointed as it was a major factor in my decision. I was looking forward to playing this.
  • Thank you. to all the people who made this game & franchise.