‘Far Cry 5’ storms to the top of the All Formats Chart this week becoming the biggest launch in the franchise’s history.
Released on Tuesday it just manages to topple ‘Far Cry 4’, which debuted at No2 in W47 2014 (behind GTA V). It is impressive for a game launched in the first quarter of the year and positions it as the biggest seller ever in a week 13 (beating Bioshock Infinite). Naturally it is also the biggest launch of the year so far. The PS4 version is publisher Ubisoft’s 6th biggest launch in terms of revenue for a title on an individual format. A large number of Easter sales as well as promotions across hardware bundles shake up the rest of the chart. ‘FIFA 18’ sales are up 61% pushing it from No5 to No2, ahead of last week’s No1 ‘Sea of Thieves’ which drops 2 places to No3. ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ overtakes 5 titles to claim 4th place, while promotional hardware bundling propels ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ back in to the Top 10 at No5. ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ are also back in the Top 10 at No’s 6 and 8 respectively thanks to Easter deals, while a large price drop kicks ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ in to top gear as it reappears in the Top 40 at No9.