It’s Already on Pace to Sell More Than Far Cry 4 Did in Its First Year
Far Cry 5, the most recent entry in the open-world first person shooter franchise, has reportedly sold an estimated 5 million copies in its first week. The game has received solid reviews and also topped the UK sales chart last week.
The previous game in the series, Far Cry 4, had sold 8 million copies in its first year and considering that Far Cry 5 came out early in the year, it will most likely surpass Far Cry 4 in first year sales.
Far Cry 5 is about a Christian extremist cult called Project at Eden’s Gate that takes over a fictional county in Montana called Hope County. Throughout the game, players will battle the cultists (referred to in-game as “peggies”) for control of the county. The entire game is open world, so players can tackle the cult and their leaders in any way they want by using a variety of weapons, allies and vehicles.
Hope County is split into three major regions and each region is controlled by an underboss that works for the cult’s leader, Joseph Seed. In order to take down Seed, players will need to take care of his underbosses first.
COGconnected reviewed Far Cry 5 and our reviewer, Paul Sullivan, absolutely loved it. “If you’re itching for a hootin’ and hollerin’ good time with the good ol’ boys and gals of ‘Murica, look no farther than Far Cry 5,” wrote Sullivan. “The solid core of the game provides a perfect vehicle for a nuanced and thought-provoking story in an underused setting. Some of the content might make folks uncomfortable, but if you hang on tight like Clutch Nixon would, there’s a very worthwhile adventure to be had in Hope County.”
Far Cry 5 is currently available on the PC, Xbox One and PS4.