Far Cry 5 has ended up not only setting new sales record on Steam, but also outpacing its predecessor in UK retail games market with sales exceeding all the previous Far Cry games released so far. This was confirmed by sales tracker Chart Track, who have shared some interesting information regarding the sales for the game.
Far Cry 5 is the biggest game launch in 2018. It is also the sixth biggest launch for Ubisoft on PS4 if we count just the individual sales on each platform. The difference between the PS4 and Xbox One sales was not that large with the PS4 accounting for 60% of the sales compared to 40% for the Xbox One. The launch of Far Cry 5 also made Sea of Thieves drop 2 places to number 3 on the sales chart, which seems to be fairly normal for a console exclusive.
Far Cry 5 is easily shaping up to be one of the best selling game in franchise history. It will be interesting to see how Ubisoft treats their IP in the future. Far Cry 5 was also the first one in the series to offer co-op multiplayer. The season pass for the game also features a remaster of Far Cry 3 in addition to 3 different spin-off DLCs for the game.
Far Cry 5 is available now for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read more about the game in our review.