Far Cry: New Dawn and Metro Exodus top the gaming charts

Far Cry: New Dawn and Metro Exodus top the gaming charts

Postby dutchman » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:49 pm

But Ubisoft might not be all too happy about how the game compares to last year's release. It did far better than Crackdown 3 though...

Players around the world had been waiting for February 15 for a very long time. The day was filled with anticipated releases such as Crackdown 3, Far Cry: New Dawn, Metro Exodus, Jump Force and Anthem (kind of). This made it very likely that one or more of these games wouldn't get as much attention as if they had launched on any other day, and that seems to have come to pass.

Sure, Far Cry: New Dawn ended up being the best-selling game last week, but Gamesindustry.biz can reveal that the spin-off sold 86.5 per cent less physical copies than last year's Far Cry 5 and just a little more than a quarter of what Far Cry Primal did in its first week back in 2016.

Deep Silver and 4A Games have more reasons to celebrate despite selling approximately 2,000 units less than New Dawn, as Metro Exodus sold close to 50 per cent more units than Metro Last Light did in its first week. Very impressive, especially as digital sales are far more common these days than when Last Light launched in 2013.

Those of you who've been keeping a close eye on the coverage of Crackdown 3 the last few months probably won't be too surprised to learn that the game didn't even manage to crack the top ten by landing on thirteenth. That's because it barely managed to sell ten per cent of what Crackdown 2 did in 2010, so expect Microsoft to boast about player numbers and Xbox Game Pass downloads instead of sales in the future.

Either way, here's the top ten from last week:

  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 III
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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