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Far Cry 5 is the best selling game in the franchise, says Ubisoft

Published: 10:56, 05 April 2018
Updated: 18:54, 05 August 2018
Joseph Seed is preaching to his followers in front of a church they vandalized.
Far Cry 5

As a celebration for the highly successful first week of Far Cry 5's launch, Ubisoft have released some fun statistics and facts about the game. For example, people have streamed the game for over 55.000 hours on Twitch alone. Cherries?

Far Cry 5 managed to break the first week sales record for the franchise by earning over £220,7 or $310 million. The sky high sales outperformed any other title in the franchise, with Far Cry 4 earning only half of the amount during its first week. This was still not the highest selling Ubisoft title during its first week, since The Division raked in £235 or $330 million within five days of its release, back in 2016. Over half of Far Cry 5's first week sales happened via digital distribution. 

Now, there are two records where Far Cry 5 did beat The Division. One of them are the previously mentioned  55,000 hours the game was streamed on Twitch, and the other are over 117 million views on Far Cry 5 related videos on YouTube. 

Ubisoft Boomer the Far Cry 5 dog playing fetch with an assault rifle. Far Cry 5's Boomer is a good boy, especially when you're low on ammo.

While Far Cry 4 had the Honey Badgers that were simply made of players' nightmare material, Far Cry 5 had, well, . They may have instilled terror and inspired several memes with the players, Ubisoft didn't list how many deputies met an untimely end at the claws of a turkey. They did, however, mention that 8.651 players were ambushed by skunks.

This is probably not a surprise, but Boomer was the players' favourite fang for hire. That said, other animals in the game weren't neglected. For example, players have spent 1.1 million hours of quality time with Cheeseburger the bear.

Ubisoft Far Cry 5 shovel is seen with its smiley face in a Montana valley. Far Cry 5 - Shovel is the best weapon

When it comes to players' favourite weapons, it is not the .50 cal sniper rifle even though it can pull off some . Players' favourite turned out to be the shovel, at least among the playtest players. There is a reason people are actually calling it a javelin and the fact it was thrown over 38.8 million meters over the past week says they are correct to call it that. It's a shovel javelin... a shovelin'.

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