Ubisoft’s newest game Far Cry 5 has just sold under 5 million game copies in its first week. And for this reason, Ubisoft’s stock has increased by 8% bump.
This news comes from Jeffries Group, an investment firm, which has been reported via Boursier, a French business media. According to the translated tweet by DomIsPlaying, an Industry observer,
With just under 5 million copies sold in a week, twice as much as Far Cry 4, the new game could have been positive effect on the accounts for the year ended March 31.
Ubisoft stock traded up almost 8% today on yesterday’s solid Far Cry 5 sales announcement.
Jefferies Group estimates the game sold almost 5 million units during launch week. In comparison, Far Cry 4 moved 8 million during its 1st year on the market. pic.twitter.com/iujZQRSoF5
— Dom (@DomsPlaying) April 5, 2018
As we already know, Far Cry 5 was really doing well. In fact, Ubisoft has admitted that this game has become the companies’ second biggest game launch ever, after The Division. In addition, Far Cry 5 has made it to the top of the UK sales chart this week.
Still, five million copies in a week is extraordinary. Jeffries Group say it took Far Cry 4 a whole year to shift eight million. If you’d like to add to Ubisoft’s successful week, Far Cry 5 is on Steam here.