Far Cry 5 is Ubisoft’s ‘best-selling current gen game’

While The Division 2 fails to meet firm’s lofty expectations on console

Ubisoft has revealed that Far Cry 5 Is its top performing PS4 and Xbox One game in terms of unit sales.

While it hasn’t announced actual figures, in documentation released to accompany it full year earnings report the publisher said the open world shooter is the “best units selling Ubisoft game on current gen.”

Released in March 2018, the Xbox One, PS4 and PC game generated $310 million in consumer spending in its first week of availability, according to Ubisoft.

It more than doubled first week sales of Far Cry 4, which launched on PC, current and last generation consoles in 2014.

Ubisoft said at the time it was the fastest-selling title in the franchise’s history and the company’s second biggest launch ever, behind 2016’s The Division.

Far Cry New Dawn, a sequel which takes place after the events of Far Cry 5, launched in February 2019.

Speaking about another major title during its earnings call, Ubisoft chief financial officer Frederick Duguet said The Division 2 failed to meet the the publisher’s lofty console sales target following its March 2019 release.

“The Division 2 ended up short of our ambitious expectations on console,” he said, according to GameSpot. “We believe this was due in large part to a more competitive market than expected.”

Nevertheless, The Division 2 “saw record highs for engagement per player and season pass”, according to Ubisoft’s financial report.

The company also said it plans to release three “very distinct” full price games in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year ending in March 2020, but that it’s delaying open-world pirate game Skull & Bones to its next fiscal year.