Xbox One racing game Forza 5 sells 1 million copies

Microsoft says one-third of Xbox One owners have purchased a copy of the game since launch on November 22.

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One-third of Xbox One owners have purchased a copy of launch title Forza Motorsport 5, Microsoft announced today on the Xbox Wire. With over 3 million Xbox Ones sold by the end of 2013, that means Turn 10's racing game has shifted more than 1 million copies to date.

Forza 5 becomes the second Microsoft-published Xbox One title to reach the 1 million mark, following Dead Rising 3, though that game has shipped, not sold, 1 million copies. One million sales for Forza 5 means the game is now the "best-selling racing game by console attach over the past decade," based on worldwide sales data as of February 2014.

This is one of the first instances we can recall of sales being measured by attach rate. In short, Microsoft claims that the percentage of people who own Forza 5 is higher than for any other racing game based on the number of consoles sold. The data point is somewhat odd because the Xbox One install base will continue to grow, which means the attach rate will conceivably fall.

Microsoft also released a handful of Forza 5 statistics regarding player engagement levels with the racing game. These are listed below.

  • Players have driven over 653 million miles (equivalent of circling the planet 49,223 times).
  • Players have participated in over 94 million races for a total of 8 million hours of gameplay.
  • Drivatars have populated friends' races and challenges to the tune of over 1 billion races.

To mark the sales milestone, Microsoft today launched "Road America," the first track add-on for Forza 5. It is available to download today for free and will be automatically added into the Career events menu. Lastly, the Road America booster pack is also available today. It features five cars and is free for Car Pass owners through May 2014. The included cars are listed below.

  • 2006 #2 Audi Sport North America R8
  • 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
  • 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
  • 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

For more on Forza 5, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

202 comments
FLEEBS
FLEEBS

Good. This game is awesome. 


However, the attach rate thing is a little shady.

aBaDmAn91
aBaDmAn91

Too many 12 year olds are commenting here, the sad thing.... they are probably 30+, I'm talking about the haters.

Triton
Triton

Not surprised since its one of few actual next gen games released on either system that is not a current gen port. Shame, they don't fix the wheel thing I would have bought the xbox just to play it. Instead still waiting to see a what comes out on both systems.

Drkoolbeanz
Drkoolbeanz

The only Xbox One game worth buying and it sells 1 million. This is karma for Microsoft trying to rape us at E3. 

wdma
wdma

lol and it was bundled for free on day 1 edition, abysmal numbers 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

It's pathetic all this obsession with graphics like if it were the only thing that matters in a game. If that is the case fanboys should get a PC.

This is stupid, call me back when we can talk again about games in this website.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

We are talking about one of the main exclusives franchises MS has, and Kinda the only one that has released an iteration in next gen so no surprises.
Considering that, 1M out of 3.4M XOnes sold sounds a bit low...

m_dorian
m_dorian

From what i have read and seen about F5 is a very impressive game with very few tracks and an optional but bad monetization system.

I would have picked it if i owned an XB1 if there was not any hint of MT or the supposedly paid track DLC.

Leeric420
Leeric420

Well isn't it the only thing in 1080p? If I was tricked into buying an Xbox One, I get the only 1080p game too.

doggiezilla
doggiezilla

Forza sucks balls. Monkey Ball is where it's at.

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

So the game flopped along with the console?


Good to know.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

i'm sorry......I just feel sorry for Microsoft at this point. 


they were going strong, but now they are......kind of pushing rope

RobDev
RobDev

"Players have participated in over 94 million races for a total of 8 million hours of gameplay.:"

wow a MASSIVE 8 hours per person in several months.

b00me
b00me

Sony fanboys should love this game, it's the only AAA next-gen exclusive at 1080p 60fps.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Haven't gotten to play it yet. Hoping to soon. 

christhevillan
christhevillan

I love racing against my friends laps times on forza in rivals mode and rewinding invalidates your time so you can not use it, I enjoy the challenge and you know it's your skill at the game.

Only a fan boy who has never played the game would criticize it with out playing it, Iv played racers on every console in the last 30 year's and this is up with the best of them.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Of course 33% of Xbox One owners purchased this game, it's their only chance to play a game at 1080p/60fps

divinejester
divinejester

What a joke? Even Gran Turismo 5 prologue, yea a prologue has sold more than the best selling Forza game. The only good thing about Forza is graphics, in terms of everything else, including you know the sim aspect its a joke. But hey Forza gives you crap like rewind to completely invalidated anything about the game, not to mention pretty much all achievements and scores.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@wdmaIt's also sad that people have liked your comment. More people who have no idea what's really going on.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@wdma What, are you 12? You obviously weren't there for the release of the Xbox One, and you also can't seem to find straight facts even on the internet. This game was not bundled for free on the day 1 edition of the Xbox One. No game was bundled at all at the release. I bought the Day 1 edition Xbox One, and I also bought the Day 1 edition of Forza 5 at launch. Just because they are both Day 1 editions does not mean they came together. They absolutely didn't.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Leeric420 There are a good number of games running in 1080p, just only a few (3, I believe) that run in 1080p 60fps, being forza 5 one of them. I don't know where people got that XOne has no games in 1080p.

Still is a solid game, such obsession for graphics got stupid weeks ago

wallacom
wallacom

@RobDev  Yea, but then you have 94 races per player, which is more than enough to understand the game sucks. Thank god I bought it used for $30.

PS4TrumpsXbox1
PS4TrumpsXbox1

@b00me  70 plus critic reviews on this game on metacritic yet less than 20 (like 16 or 17) gave it a score of 9 or above.  Sure its AAA on gamespot by the rules lems like to follow but not really a true AAA game (I dont take into account just one or a small percentage of reviewers or peoples opinions, better to look at it as a whole IMO).  GT6 still has higher MC rating.  I think the user rating is like an average of 5.5 too, so a lot of people must not like it or agree its AAA lol

RobDev
RobDev

@b00me  It's a racing game. when it can output ALL of the same games at 60fps that the PS4 can, regardless who who developed them, then come back to us. you are embarrassing yourself.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

@b00me For that they can just play gran Turismo 6 on the ps3 which is 1080p

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

SONY fans get 1080p 60fps by default anyway.

b00me
b00me

@Mr_Big_Boss Yea, it's nice seeing a next-gen AAA exclusive actually running in 1080p 60fps, something PS4 owners don't have.

BryanBadillo
BryanBadillo

@divinejester  im sorry, but u sir dont know shit about games...

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

@Warlord_Irochi @Leeric420  - that is incorrect. Forza is one Kinect sports is the other. 


that's it. 


it's not that it's all about graphics, it's about the fact that it's outclassed by it's competitor when it comes to graphics, and in most cases, it's predecessor. 


the reason the resolution matters is because it shows how Microsoft's focus isn't on making the best gaming experience. That it's so caught up in all this other BS that it took it's eye off of the ball. 


and that is why it's such a joke on this site. 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@SIDEFX1 SONY fanboys last month discovered what resolution and fps means and now only they care about spamming things about graphics in XOne related articles instead of playing their games.

Sony Fans play their games and do not care about Forza.

Hope you see the difference.

b00me
b00me

@SIDEFX1 Is that why KillZone:SF ISN'T 1080p 60fps? That why Knack ISN'T 1080p 60fps? That why Infamous:SS ISN'T 1080p 60fps? That why The Order:1886 ISN'T 1080p 60fps?


Don't forget BF4 isn't running in 1080p either.


Enjoy your default 1080p 60fps fantasy.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

@b00me @Mr_Big_Boss ha hahahahahahahahahahahahahah u serious they sacrificed the hell out of the scenery for that kind of 1080p...lol its practically on par with GT6. At times GT6 looks better and more cars(another thing forza sacrificed for 1080p).

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Jdzspace @Warlord_Irochi@Leeric420FIFA14 and NBA 2k14 also.

Same happened in the past with the PS2, also with the PS1 compared to competitors and there was not half the childish drama you see here with all this graphical obsession. First games of a new gen are not that different from the previous (not to forget the technological jump is not that bi this time)

All this resolution ranting will mean nothing in a year or so, Meanwhile is just annoying as hell. It is A FACT that Ms is behind after all the mistakes they made and that SONY played better its cards. Now, is that a reason to come online and read the same thing again, again, and again? I come here to talk about games, not to be reminded that one of my machines is weaker than the other (And both weaker than my PC, such tragedy!)

Topic is getting old, that's all.

bigrob007
bigrob007

@RobDev @b00me the ps4 has more 1080/60 games true, this has nothing to do with hardware capability. wait for devs to get there hands on the new sdk being worked on currently.

Leeric420
Leeric420

@b00me @RobDev  You don't call one console a group of Fanboys and not the other then say "I have no vested interest in MS, I couldn't care less about Sony or MS" 


We all know the truth Xbox Fanboy. 

sammoth
sammoth

@RobDev @b00me LOL uh no it  doesn't. Name one game that people care about that runs it 1080p 60fps ?

RobDev
RobDev

@b00me @RobDev  and like i said it's multiplayer does. however you seem to be as bad as the so called fanboys. It's a FACT that the PS4 can do more games at 1080/60. An undisputed fact so, who cares who develloped it, the FACT still remains.

bigrob007
bigrob007

@prats93 yeah with ps2 car models and textures. your lying to yourself if you don't see how horrible (most) of the cars look.

prats93
prats93

@sammoth @Tiger_Ali @b00me  It is 1080p you muppet.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@b00me every multiplatform game on PS4 is 60 x 1080p. And exclusives are all 1080p x stable 30 at minimum. Something that xbone could learn from.

rasterror
rasterror

No, GT6 is not even close to looking liking lime Forza 5. Look at a comparison video and see for yourself. And the only reason GT6 has so many cars is because the vast majority are still carried over models from GT3.