Ubisoft has announced some great news for Far Cry 5 fans: The open-world game has more than doubled its first week sell-through of its predecessor, deeming it the second-highest launch ever for an Ubisoft game. The game has generated over $310 million in consumer spending within the first week, and the company has included an infographic regarding some interesting factoids.
In addition to the strong first week of sales, record-breaking numbers of people are engaging with Far Cry 5 content. People streamed more than 55,000 hours of Far Cry 5 on Twitch and YouTubers’ videos earned more than 117 million views. Both are records for a Ubisoft title in a week following launch, and evidence of the impact user generated content is having in convincing players to join the Far Cry community.
“Far Cry 5, 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’re grateful to newcomers and fans of the series who have joined us in Hope County and have collectively grown our community.”
“I’m proud that the culmination of years of passionate work from the team is paying off, and that Far Cry 5’s experience resonates with so many people,” said Dan Hay, Executive Producer on Far Cry. “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.”
Ubisoft has also released an infographic with various factoids, including the fact that Boomer was the most popular fang-for-hire (he’s a very good boy), and that the shovel was a fan-favorite weapon.
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