'Far Cry 5' (ALL) Breaks Franchise Sales Records

Far Cry 5 The Quality of Mercy

Ubisoft announced today that Far Cry 5 has become the fastest-selling game in the franchise, more than doubling the first week sales for Far Cry 4. While specific sales numbers haven't been confirmed, Ubisoft claims over $310 million was spent on the game in its first week, with half of the sales coming from digital distribution platforms like PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace.

Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance.

While some are still fanning the flames for pointing out reasons to be offended by Far Cry 5 not being political enough, or being too political in some cases.

The Far Cry 5 Live Events look like they'll begin or even each Tuesday.

As well as the hype around Far Cry 5, this is likely driven by the fact that Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has been out for a year now, and sales are of course going to decelerate over time; PUBG was simply never going to maintain the upward trajectory it was on in its first year forever.

The game is also a big hit with streamers, as Far Cry 5 attained more than 55,000 hours of Twitch streaming, along with 117 million views across YouTube.

"FC5, like the real Montana, is a vast and gorgeous playground filled with colorful stories for players to enjoy and share", Laurent Detoc, President of Ubisoft, Americas.

"We are humbled by players' reception of Far Cry 5 and fired up to keep growing and supporting the Far Cry community in the months and years to come", said the game's executive producer Dan Hay.

Pre-order Far Cry 5 to get the Doomsday Prepper Pack! The first one of these, called Well Done, is now available for all.

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