It's safe to say that Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 is a massive hit.
Ubisoft announced that the latest entry in the open world series reached $310 million in sales during its first week. That makes it Ubisoft's second biggest release ever. And in first place? Well, at $330 million, The Division holds that record of the publisher's biggest first week sales..
Retailers and platform holders still take a cut before the money reaches Ubisoft, but nonetheless the publisher must be thrilled to see Far Cry 5 doubling the sales of 2014's Far Cry 4. For added context, Far Cry 5's biggest launch beats the debut week of Assassin's Creed Origins and Ghost Recon Wildlands, both successful games in their own regard. It's also the biggest video game launch of 2018 so far in the UK.
That's great to hear since we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Far Cry 5. In our review, Matthew wrote, "Far Cry 5 sticks with series tradition by making Hope County more like a demilitarized zone than an idyllic countryside, but smooths out many of the bumps of tedium and drudgery that typify past Ubisoft games. The result is a game that's satisfying to explore and a blast to play."
Ubisoft should be pretty happy about the continuing success of each franchise on their belt.Rainbow Six: Siege maintains a strong player base of 30 million registered users. A sequel is on the way for The Division, and that's due in large part to a 20 million registered player base for the loot-grind shooter. Ghost Recon Wildlands also shows strong numbers with more than 10M million registered players. All of that is in addition to the great reception that has greeted Assassin's Creed Origins.
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