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Far Cry 5 tops UK's weekly boxed charts, ends up the fastest selling game in the franchise

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Far Cry 5

Having launched less than a week ago, Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 didn't take long to overtake UK's weekly boxed charts. Naturally, boxed sales are usually just half of the story, but at the moment, they seem to be saying Ubisoft's done a good job.

It is said that Far Cry 5's results come as no surprise, seeing as how 2018 has seen one of the quietest starts in terms of new console games.

Apparently, Far Cry 5 has managed to score two milestones - not only is the game the fastest selling Far Cry title in UK ever, it's the sixth biggest Ubisoft launch since UK charts came to be.

UbisoftA view down the sights of a gun with a large bear in themFar Cry 5

Despite FIFA 18's seemingly erratic movement across UK charts, the game is keeping up a steady presence and doesn't seem to be leaving any time soon. In fact, FIFA 18 has reported 61 per cent better sales than in the week before, propelling it from fifth to this week's second place. 

Sea of Thieves has dropped to third place, even though its 52 per cent sales drop is said to actually be a good result for a top tier console game.

RareA view down the sights of a gun with a large bear in themSea of Thieves

Super Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is keeping up a steady presence as well, this time jumping up from ninth to fourth spot. This is thanks to Nintendo's favourite plumber racking up 39 per cent better sales this week.

PUBG has also seen an increased interest, most likely on the wings of the game's mobile iteration. Brendan Greene's Battle Royale title has seen a 98 per cent sales increase, with the game currently in fifth place.

PUBG CorpA view down the sights of a gun with a large bear in themPUBG - Flare Gun

Note however that PUBG's figures refer to Xbox One sales only, seeing as how the game has no PlayStation 4 version, making its success all the more impressive. In contrast, 60 per cent of Far Cry 5's sales are down to PlayStation 4 users, which puts things into perspective. 

The rest of the chart is as follows:

  • Far Cry 5
  • FIFA 18
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • A Way Out
  • Assassin's Creed Origins
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Grand Theft Auto V