Total sales for Far Cry 5 more than doubled first week sell-through of Far Cry 4, making Far Cry 5 the fastest selling title in Far Cry series history, publisher Ubisoft announced.
Digital distribution accounted for more than 50 percent of Far Cry 5‘s sales. Far Cry 5 now represents the biggest ever launch for a Ubisoft game, following Tom Clancy’s The Division, with $310 million in consumer spending through the first week.
Ubisoft also recorded record-breaking numbers of users engaging with Far Cry 5 content. The game was streamed more than 55,000 hours on Twitch, and YouTube videos earned more than 117 million views. Both are records for a Ubisoft title in a week following launch.
Here is a brief overview of the game, via Ubisoft:
Set in America, a first for the franchise, Far Cry 5 offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance.
Far Cry 5 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.