'Forza Horizon 3' Sells Over 2.5M, Moving 'Forza' Franchise Over $1B

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Who would have thought an Xbox-exclusive racing sim title would surpass the $1 billion in lifetime sales? On Monday, Forza developer Turn 10 announced its racing franchise finally exceeeded $1 billion in retail sales. As of December, the latest Forza Horizon 3 title has sold over 2.5 million copies. 

“Since the beginning, Forza has combined stunning graphics, racing’s leading simulation engine, and an emphasis on fun and accessibility,” said Xbox head Phil Spencer. “With the Forza series, Turn 10 Studios has built the world’s largest racing community. We couldn’t be more proud of their success.”

We reviewed Forza Horizon 3 last year and praised its vast landscape and generous car roster that complemented the variety of Australian terrain. 

"The Outback's wild landscape highlights the exhilarating possibilities of what a 2016 Ariel Nomad off-roader and a 1970 Bruce Meyers dune buggy can do. Wide highways show off the mind-bending top speeds of the brand-new Lamborghini Centenario and the iconic 1987 Ferrari F40. The Aussie’s traditional love affair with ‘utes and V8 muscle cars is also juxtaposed with its geographic proximity to Japan and their love affair with big turbo tuner cars and drifting. There’s literally something for everyone and it’s clear that nurturing a new generation of car enthusiasts is Forza’s ultimate goal."

Moving forward, Turn 10 is also looking forward to the growth of Forza Racing Championship. Over three million Forza players have joined the eSports league to compete in races that yield real-world prizes. 

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