'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.
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
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