Ubisoft sure knows how to sell video games, with Far Cry 5 more than doubling the sales of its numbered predecessor to become the fastest selling title in the franchise’s history. New data from the French publisher reveals that more than 50 per cent of the copies were sold digitally through venues such as the PlayStation Store, illustrating just how rapidly download transactions are growing.
According to the company, the open world shooter is now the second biggest launch in the company’s history, with only Tom Clancy’s The Division faring better. “Far Cry 5, like the real Montana, is a vast and gorgeous playground filled with colourful stories for players to enjoy and share,” said Ubisoft bigwig Laurent Detoc. “We’re grateful to newcomers and fans of the series who have joined us in Hope County and have collectively grown our community.”