Far Cry 5 Becomes Fastest Selling Game In Series History in the UK
Far Cry 5 makes its debut in the top spot in the UK standings, ousting Sea of Thieves from the top and becoming the fastest-selling Ubisoft game in the UK. It is also the best-selling game ever in the UK in the thirteenth week of the year, surpassing the previous record of BioShock Infinite.
The PlayStation 4 version recorded the sixth best ever launch for a single platform product of Ubisoft on the UK market and accounts for 60% of the overall game sales on the retail market.
Sea of Thieves and A Way Out, at numbers 1 and 2 of last week, had moderate falls to be placed at numbers 3 and 7. It was a week marked by price drops and sales increases: FIFA 18 rose by 61%, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe by 39%, PUBG by 98%, AC: Origins by 68% and CoD: WWII by 100%.
In addition, Forza Motorsport 7 returned to the direct list to the 9th position. Even Detective Pikachu, last week’s launch, recorded a dramatic 76% rise and climbed from 23rd to 15th place.
Top Ten Games in the UK (2 April 2018)
1. Far Cry 5
2. FIFA 18
3. Sea of Thieves
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition
5. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
6. Call of Duty WWII
7. A Way Out
8. Assassin’s Creed Origins
9. Forza Motorsport 7
10. Grand Theft Auto V
According to reports, Sea of Thieves fell to the third place in the Top Ten with a 52% drop in sales compared to the week of launch. A fact that, however, does not have to alarm too much because the game of Rare has become the new Xbox IP that sold more quickly than ever of this generation.