Far Cry 4 has become the fastest-selling game in the series so far, UK video games chart body GfK Chart-Track has revealed.
While sales figures for the game have yet to be announced by Ubisoft, Chart-Track claims that week 1 sales put it above the opening week sales of all three previous games in the series, with figures boding “well for the Q4 sales season”. Chart-Track says the game is “by far the most successful” Far Cry launch.
Sales were highest on PS4 with Sony’s console taking 49 per cent of Far Cry 4’s week one sales. 30 per cent were sold on Xbox One and 11 per cent on Xbox 360. 6 per cent, meanwhile, were on PS3.
Far Cry 4’s success may not have come as too much of a surprise to Ubisoft, however, who previously claimed that there was a “real eagerness amongst gamers” to get their hands on the latest entry in the series.
Speaking to MCV prior to launch, Ubisoft brand manager Wayne Greenwell said that its “weekly pre-orders [for Far Cry 4] continue to track strongly and are above those of Far Cry 3, showing that Far Cry is now a brand which has caught the attention and imagination of the UK market.”
Far Cry 4 entered this week’s UK charts at No.2, outselling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. GTA 5 took the top spot.
Source: GfK Chart-Track