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Far Cry 3 sells 4.5m units

Ubisoft exec suggest sequel has already been commissioned

Ubisoft's flagship shooter series Far Cry 3 has sold about 4.5 million units into retail, the publisher has claimed.

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Yves Guillemot, the chief executive at Ubisoft, told investors on Thursday that the game's sales performance was "way ahead of expectations". He claimed that the game's sell-through value was twice that of Far Cry 2 achieved in half the time.

Meanwhile, the four-year gap between the release of Far Cry 3 and its predecessor will not be repeated, Guillemot assured.

He said players "will certainly not be waiting so long for the next Far Cry game", effectively confirming plans to develop a sequel.

On top of the 4.5 million sales, Ubisoft said it expect Far Cry to produce further business in the months ahead.

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