'Far Cry New Dawn' Tops UK Chart, 'Crackdown 3' Misses Top 10

In the real battle royale (sorry, Apex Legends!) that is the UK's games sales chart, Ubisoft's latest entry in the Far Cry series, New Dawn, has taken the spoils this week, debuting at number one.

It achieved this with only around a quarter of the sales that Far Cry Primal - the last non-numbered Far Cry title - achieved in 2016. Do bear in mind that's physical sales only, but still, it's quite the drop.

Another new entry can be found at number two, with Metro Exodus. Not bad for the underdog series from Ukraine's 4A Games. Bandai Namco's anime mash-up Jump Force managed to come in at number four.

Crackdown 3
Crackdown 3

Microsoft's long-in-the-making Crackdown 3, however, didn't manage to even enter the top 10, reaching only 13 in the charts. Ouch. It has been outdone by Grand Theft Auto V, released six years ago, which comes in at 12. The game's sales performance has undoubtedly been affected by Crackdown 3 being available at launch on Xbox Game Pass, but this is still a disappointing result after many years in development, and for a big Xbox exclusive IP.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is still going strong at number three, and if it's anything like Grand Theft Auto V will likely hang in there for some time to come.

The current UK top ten, based on physical/boxed sales only, looks like this:

1. Far Cry New Dawn
2. Metro Exodus
3. Red Dead Redemption 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. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

Have you bought Crackdown 3 or tried it through Games Pass? Did you pick up New Dawn or Metro Exodus, and what have you made of these differently styled shooters? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Facebook.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

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