Far Cry 5 has charted well in its first week on sale, taking the No.1 spot from Xbox One exclusive Sea of Thieves for the week ending March 31. Sales monitor Chart-Track says Ubisoft’s open-world game is the biggest-selling launch in the franchise’s history and also the biggest launch of 2018 so far.
Elsewhere, Easter sale promotions mean FIFA 18 rises three places to No.2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe climbs to No.4. Last week’s No.1, Sea of Thieves, drops to No.3.
The latest in the Far Cry series has been well-received by critics since its launch, and we awarded it a 9/10 in our Far Cry 5 review. «Despite some brief irritations and missed opportunities with its narrative, spending time in the world of Hope County remains absolutely delightful,» wrote critic Edmond Tran. «Far Cry 5 boasts a wonderfully harmonious flow to its adventure, with its smart changes to exploration, discovery, and progression distinctly bolstering the enjoyment of creatively engaging and experimenting with its spectacular open world.»
You can read the full top 10 sales chart below, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- 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
Author: #GamesNews gamespot.com