Far Cry New Dawn physical sales just a quarter of Far Cry Primal’s • Eurogamer.net

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Far Cry New Dawn topped the UK chart this week, but its launch week sales were a far cry (sorry) from those of its predecessors.

New Dawn’s sales were just 13 per cent of Far Cry 5’s opening week total. That’s down massively, but to be expected – New Dawn is just a spin-off.

But even if you compare New Dawn to Far Cry 4 spin-off Primal, last week’s launch sold just 25 per cent of Primal’s week one total.

All of these sales figures relate to boxed copies sold and more people buy digital versions of games now than in 2016, when Primal launched (UK numbers company Chart-Track does not count download sales).

But where digital may make up some of the difference, it will not plug the huge gap seen here.

 

It was bad news too for Crackdown 3 – Microsoft’s latest big Xbox One exclusive. Its sales were low enough it missed the top 10 completely.

The number of people who may have subscribed to Xbox Game Pass to play Crackdown 3 will not be counted – but its worth comparing it to Forza Horizon 4, another Xbox One exclusive which is regularly found in the top 10 (and which sold roughly similar to Crackdown 3 this week, despite launching all the way back in October).

Last week’s winner, then, feels like Metro Exodus – it turned up second in the chart and with a higher sales revenue than Far Cry New Dawn, which launched at a cheaper price point.

Bandai Namco’s Jump Force also performed comparatively well, arriving in fourth.

The full top 10 lies below:

  1. Far Cry New Dawn
  2. Metro Exodus
  3. Rootin’ Pootin’ Cowboy ‘Tootin 2
  4. Jump Force
  5. FIFA 19
  6. Resident Evil 2
  7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  8. Kingdom Hearts 3
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  10. COD: BLOPS 4

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