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Far Cry 5 Makes More Money Than Black Panther

Despite how old the Far Cry franchise has become, Far Cry 5 is kicking some serious ass for Ubisoft. You may have seen grumblings online of how it has a confused tone or never quite drives home with the messages it’s trying to tell. Ubisoft sure as hell doesn’t care about that because in Far Cry 5’s first week, they have made $310 million USD. The only game ever made by Ubisoft to beat this is The Division.

Far Cry 5 Makes More Money Than Black Panther
Far Cry 5 has also made its way to the top of the UK sales charts as it continues to dominate. This is hardly a surprise, despite how it follows the typical open world Ubisoft formula with a just a few features offering a fresh experience. For a little added context, Black Panther, known for its roaring success at the Box Office, reeled in $292 million USD. This is only right as it’s fair to say – Far Cry 5 is great game and a step in the right direction for a gradual re-moulding for Ubisoft’s approach to open world games. However, will this success continue in the long term for Far Cry 5?

There’s a strong chance that it will. Far Cry offers the most substantial Season Pass a Far Cry game has ever seen, including three DLC packs (each differing in what they offer as drastically as the next) and a copy of Far Cry 3 Classic Edition. On top of that comes what may be Far Cry 5’s biggest saving grace for the long game – Far Cry Arcade. Here, players can design their own maps for PvP matches consisting of all kinds of whacky homemade mechanics, drawing from the entire library of Far Cry resources to date. We’ve already seen players crafting a Far Cry version of the Battle Royale format. 

Far Cry 5 Makes More Money Than Black Panther - Season Pass
“Far Cry 5, like the real Montana, is a vast and gorgeous playground filled with colorful stories for players to enjoy and share,” said Laurent Detoc, President of Ubisoft, Americas in a press release. “We’re grateful to newcomers and fans of the series who have joined us in Hope County and have collectively grown our community.”

It’s impressive indeed to learn that Far Cry 5 is kicking even more commercial ass than Black Panther did in its first week at the Box Office. Although, it’s also encouraging to see a landmark moment bring games closer to the limelight, next to movies on the lofty platform they deserve. Many gamers have said for a long time that videogames are better storytelling artforms than movies could ever be. If we keep seeing success stories like this, everybody else may know it soon enough. 

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