Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sales pass 500,000
posted on 06.28.13 at 07:09 AM EST by (@admeady)
Milestone reached two months after release.

Far Cry 3’s standalone “expansion pack”, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, has passed 500,000 sales in the two months following its April release.

In an interview with GamesIndustry International (via Eurogamer), Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot said he was “very happy” with Blood Dragon’s sales, and that it’s given the company the opportunity to look at other “brand extensions.”

Released digitally on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, the game is a retro science fiction-themed take on Ubisoft’s open-world shooter, Far Cry 3.

  • Elvick

    Wonder if it would have sold as much if they didn’t slap Far Cry 3 on it for no reason.

    • Sevyne

      Oh I’m absolutely sure it would have sold a bit less than it did. Though it did pull folks like myself in that don’t even own any Far Cry games because of it’s whole presentation, so it did kind of attract two different crowds.

      That said, I don’t think slapping Far Cry on it was for no reason exactly, but Far Cry 3 (with the number) seemed a bit silly to me. Infamous Festival of Blood was based off of assets from Infamous 2, but they didn’t slap a 2 in that title.

      I dunno, maybe I’m overthinking it a little haha.

      • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

        They decided for “FC3 Blood Dragon” because Blood Dragon used the same engine and game system as FC3 ;)

        • Sevyne

          Ya, but my point was that Infamous FoB was the Infamous 2 engine/assets and they didn’t call it Infamous 2 Festival of Blood. It’s just the number that bothered me a little.

          • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

            I guess it would be kinda misleading considering FC2 was not very polished and featured kinda annoying systems. They wanted to make sure ppl know it shares the same engine and systems as the best Far Cry and open-world FPS game.

            • Sevyne

              That could be it. I wouldn’t really know because I was never into the Far Cry games.

              • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

                Same here. I read lots of tech analyses (DF) and reviews to put me off. FC3, however, was a different matter. Vaas and Buck (“His name is Buck and he likes to fu…” as remarked so eloquently by Jason in the game) sold me on the game. Such charismatic psychopaths.

                • Sevyne

                  Yeah, I’ve heard good things about them and Blood Dragon has actually gotten me a little interested in FC3. I might grab it when funds aren’t so tight. Too many damn games coming out and new consoles are so close, my wallet is taking a huge beating.

                  • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

                    there should be cheap bundles (FC3 + BD) available on the store by now. new copies of FC3 at retail should be pretty cheap, too.

  • Budgiecat

    I like the soundtrack

  • Zackasaur

    Jeez. : o

  • Solomon_Kano

    Nice. Blood Dragon was pretty cool. I didn’t find it as amazing as some, but it was good.

    • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

      “I’mma shoot my lazorz!” was worth the price of admission alone. made my stomach hurt XD

      • Solomon_Kano

        Easily the funniest game I’ve played since Bulletstorm.

        • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

          Both cases in point that FPS-ers can be loads of fun if not set in a gritty “realistic” modern-day setting.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Too bad Bulletstorm didn’t sell well enough for a sequel. :(

            • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

              A bloody shame but I’m very well entertained with Bulletstorm proper. PCF could include some new Skillshots but ultimately a sequel is not required. I’m just sad it sold below expectations.

              • Solomon_Kano

                I wanted a sequel so we could get more crazy weapons and stuff. More Steve Blum would be welcome, too.

                Sadly, it appears PCF is going to be saddled with Gears while Epic proper moves on to something else. Then again, Judgement apparently was a significant drop from GOW3. So we’ll see if that continues. I hope not.

                • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

                  Gears is one of MS pillar franchises. It’ll continue until sales drop significantly.
                  Really sad though, as PCF have great ideas and I genuinely enjoyed Bulletstorm. Steve Blum is always a winner in my book =)

  • Adam Meadows

    I think I’d love to see this approach with Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid. Both have rich lores to tap into, and a slightly tendency for being a little insane. To see it pushed to new heights would be very entertaining.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Congrats to Ubisoft!

  • DragonSix

    One of my favorite games of the year, I was hoping for more sales though.

  • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

    Fuck yea! Blood Dragon shows us what can be done with the medium and it’s a case in point that FPS-ers can be fun if liberated from the modern-day-military – ‘Merica fuck yea! – setting. I hope the team will get opportunities to create some original IP on PS4/XB1