Forza Horizon 2 Sells 366K First Week, Xbox One Sales up 25% - VGChartz

Forza Horizon 2 Sells 366K First Week, Xbox One Sales up 25% - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 October 2014 / 17,028 Views

The Microsoft first party title Forza Horizon 2 launched with sales of 366,457 units combined. The game is available for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The majority of the sales were on the Xbox One where it sold 265,969 units. The game sold 100,488 units on the Xbox 360.

Nearly half of the sales were in the USA where it sold 176,995 units combined. The game also sold well in Europe with sales of 138,260 units.

The Xbox One also saw an increase in sales for the week. The console sold 179,014 units worldwide, which is a 25 percent increase week-on-week.

Forza Horizon 2 launched for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 30 in North America and October 3 in Europe.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Kerotan (on 20 October 2014)

VGchartz has it over tracked. NPD leaks revealed it had sold 120k combined in NA.

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Narishma (on 21 October 2014)

The NPD figures are up to the 4th or 5th of October I believe.

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MepH (on 21 October 2014)

The NPD figures are indeed up to 4th of October and FH2 < 120K in US.
It is overtracked.

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Welfare (on 20 October 2014)

According to leaks, FH2 only sold ~120k on both consoles combined.

Welfare (on 20 October 2014)

In the US...

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CosmicSex (on 20 October 2014)

@Welfare... the report says 176,995 in the US... thats an extra 50k out of nowhere.

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shikamaru317 (on 20 October 2014)

Yeah, but something seems off though. 3 weeks later and the Xbox One leaderboards have 500k+ people on them. Minus the rentals, lendings, and used game sales, that suggests that the Xbox One version has sold somewhere between 350k and 400k since release. Testing showed that the Xbox One leaderboards didn't include the demo leaderboards. Pretty sure it doesn't include the 360 version's leaderboards either, since the Xbox One and 360 versions have several gameplay differences that would make shared leaderboards inconsistent (races in different locations for instance). I don't see how that many people could have bought the since release if it only sold 120k combined first week. Digital sales usually aren't more than 50% of retail sales, and second week sales are usually 60-75% less than first week sales. Maybe VGC has the US overtracked and Europe undertracked?

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Welfare (on 20 October 2014)

@Skika There is Europe and the ROTW. That's where the other sales are. My comment was about the US number.

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shikamaru317 (on 20 October 2014)

@Welfare Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, VGC must have Europe and Rest of the World undertracked first week, assuming that the NPD leaks were right. But you never what you can trust as far as leaks go.

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kivi95 (on 21 October 2014)

You can't take leaderboards as sale data. Alot of people share there console with family members. So could be 1 copy of the game and 2 or 3 accounts on the system that have played the game.

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Protendo (on 20 October 2014)

Why post this after NPD?

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binary solo (on 21 October 2014)

The article carries the implication that the hardware increase is due to FH2, when in fact it is due to China. Without China hw would have dropped week on week.

Turkish (on 21 October 2014)

OVER TRACKED. Only 120K combined in America, where does the other 250K sales come from, Europe?? lol and yeah I know racing is more popular in europe but the console isn't

segizak (on 21 October 2014)

Aham....and does NPD take digital copies in consideration too??

EyeAmTJ (on 21 October 2014)

so the better game sold less nothing new here

bouboumorveu (on 21 October 2014)

It is official, Forza is a flop

dasert (on 21 October 2014)

It is official, Driveclub is a Broken flop, there fixed that for you.

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fluky-nintendy (on 21 October 2014)

My jaw is still intact. I was expecting more.

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NobleTeam360 (on 20 October 2014)

What happened to Forza being a flop?

aceitman (on 21 October 2014)

it is u call that great numbers for 2 consoles combined.

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aceitman (on 21 October 2014)

look at it this way when u split the numbers for each system would u call 150,000 for a known ip fh2 sold 150,000 on x1 does that really look good to u. fh2 sold 150,000 on 360 , does that look good to u. no.

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Dechizen (on 21 October 2014)

xbox is and wii u are bringing out the games and featre while ps4 is done nothing, they are just riding the sales adn hype since e3, quite sad really

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