Ubisoft timed Far Cry 5â€™s launch perfectly, it seems. Itâ€™s the UKâ€™s new number one this week, dislodging Sea of Thieves from the top spot while becoming the fastest-selling entry in the series.
Itâ€™s also the most successful new release to launch during â€˜week 13â€™, trouncing previous record holder Bioshock Infinite, which launched a few days ahead of 2013â€™s Easter weekend.
The PS4 version of Far Cry 5 accounted for 60% of sales, leading it to become Ubisoftâ€™s 6th fastest selling individual format title.
Finally, it had the biggest UK launch of 2018 to date.
The reason for the gameâ€™s success goes beyond the huge marketing push and positive reviews. Itâ€™s the first major â€˜AAA titleâ€™ since Januaryâ€™s Monster Hunter World, and the first entry in the series since 2016 spin-off Far Cry Primal.
AC Originsâ€™ runaway success may have had a positive effect here too, renewing faith that Ubisoft can still deliver a polished and content-heavy experience on day one.
Price drops and retailer promotions have given the rest of the top ten a good shuffle.
FIFA 18 is back at #2, with sales up 61%. Sea of Thieves drops anchor at #3, with sales down 52% from launch week, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rises to #4.
At #5 itâ€™s PUBG, enjoying a 98% increase in sales.
Call of Duty: WWII rose from #13 to #6 (sales up 100%). A Way Out saw a 61% drop, meanwhile, falling to #7. AC Origins re-appears at #8, following a 61% increase.
Forza Motorsport 7 re-enters the top ten at #9. Then at #10 itâ€™s GTA V.
Presumably due to word-of-mouth spreading, and an on-going advertising campaign, the 3DS’s Detective Pikachu performed better during its second week on sale, going from #23 to #15.