Ubisoft has sent out a triumphant press blast to announce that Far Cry 5 has broken all previous franchise sales records. According to the post, it has more than doubled the first week sales of FC4 and is now the fastest selling title of all. Not only that, but FC5 is now the second biggest Ubisoft launch behind Tom Clancy’s The Division.
You definitely won’t want to miss our own Damien Gula’s review:
At the end of the day, Far Cry 5 is an artistic lesson in juxtaposition. On one hand, you have a group of devoted followers of a “message of peace” that live in violence. You have a calm and charismatic leader who insights calamity. There are communities united in anarchy. Far Cry 5 provokes its audience to think and wrestle with the uncomfortable answers to our own “what-ifs” about faith, family, and the power of community.
Here’s more from the celebratory post:
In addition to the strong first week of sales, record-breaking numbers of people are engaging with FC5 content. People streamed more than 55,000 hours of FC5 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.
“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’re grateful to newcomers and fans of the series who have joined us in Hope County and have collectively grown our community.”
Set in America, a first for the franchise, FC5 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.
“I’m proud that the culmination of years of passionate work from the team is paying off, and that FC5’s experience resonates with so many people,” said Dan Hay, Executive Producer on Far Cry. “We are humbled by players’ reception of FC5 and fired up to keep growing and supporting the FC community in the months and years to come.”