Far Cry New Dawn topped the UK chart this week, but its launch week sales were a far cry (sorry) from those of its predecessors.
New Dawn's sales were just 13 per cent of Far Cry 5's opening week total. That's down massively, but to be expected - New Dawn is just a spin-off.
But even if you compare New Dawn to Far Cry 4 spin-off Primal, last week's launch sold just 25 per cent of Primal's week one total.
There's a not-so-small, cynical part of me that just wants to copy-and-paste my Far Cry 5 review right here and be done with it.
Far Cry: New Dawn boasts many of the same faces and places you'll remember from Far Cry 5, but they're spun through a different story. It's the same map - albeit a little truncated - but much of Hope County's still-recognisable landmarks lie in ruins and are now daubed a gaudy, neon pink. It plays in an almost identical way, offering an almost identical menu of story and side missions, along with an almost identical selection of prepper stashes, outposts, and... well, you get the idea. Even recurring character Hurk Drubman Jr. can't help but comment that it feels as though we've somehow been here before.
Far Cry New Dawn review
There's a new Far Cry coming early next year, and it's set in a post-apocalyptic Hope County.