Far Cry 5 has sold just under five million copies in its first week. That's double its predecessor's week one sales, and has given Ubisoft's stock an 8% bump.
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The news comes from investment firm Jeffries Group, via a report at Boursier, a French business site. Industry observer DomIsPlaying translated it and tweeted it out:
Ubisoft stock traded up almost 8% today on yesterday's solid Far Cry 5 sales announcement.— Dom (@DomsPlaying) April 5, 2018
Jefferies Group estimates the game sold almost 5 million units during launch week. In comparison, Far Cry 4 moved 8 million during its 1st year on the market. pic.twitter.com/iujZQRSoF5
We already knew Far Cry 5 was doing well - Ubisoft themselves had said it was their second-biggest launch ever (after The Division), and it stormed to the top of the UK sales chart.
Still, five million copies in a week is extraordinary. Jeffries Group say it took Far Cry 4 a whole year to shift eight million. If you'd like to add to Ubisoft's successful week, Far Cry 5 is on Steam here.