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Far Cry 3 Has Shipped Over 4.5 Million Copies

It’s a pretty obvious statement that people enjoyed Ubisoft’s latest entry in the Far Cry series but now we know just how much they enjoyed it. Ubisoft has revealed that Far Cry 3 shipped a staggering 4.5 million copies, surpassing even their high expectations.

While Far Cry 3’s sales numbers pale in comparison to Ubisoft’s other major franchise entry Assassin’s Creed III (which shipped a reported 12 million copies), it’s still quite a milestone considering the uphill battle Far Cry 3 had to fight after both the lackluster reception of Far Cry 2 and the long wait fans had to go through between games.

The impressively high number of sales takes into account both digital and retail copies for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions of the game. During an investors meeting at Ubisoft, chief executive Yves Guillemot expressed his excitement and gratitude to players for Far Cry 3’s high sales figures, claiming they were nearly twice that of Far Cry 2.

Guillemot also made sure to let fans know that Ubisoft would not be making a habit of waiting four years between each new Far Cry game (the timeframe between Far Cry 2’s release and Far Cry 3’s was roughly four years). His exact quote was that “[players] will certainly not be waiting so long for the next Far Cry game” which many took as a subtle confirmation that a new Far Cry game is already in development.

In the meantime fans can no doubt look forward to continued support for Far Cry 3 from Ubisoft through DLC, multiplayer events, and other updates.