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Forza Horizon 4 Sells an Estimated 481,566 Units First Week at Retail - VGChartz
Forza Horizon 4 Sells an Estimated 481,566 Units First Week at Retail

Forza Horizon 4 Sells an Estimated 481,566 Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2018 / 2,750 Views

The open world racing game from publisher Microsoft Studios and developer Playground Games - Forza Horizon 4 - sold 481,566 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending October 6.

 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 223,134 units sold (46%), compared to 195,885 units sold in Europe (41%) and 2,063 units sold in Japan (0%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 70,938 units in the UK, 34,117 units in Germany, and 30,038 units in France.

To compare, Forza Horizon 4 outsold Forza Horizon 3 by 62,628 units. Forza Horizon 3 sold 418,938 units in its first week and 3.89 million units lifetime. Forza Motorsport 7 sold 210,008 units in its first week and 1.35 million units lifetime.

Forza Horizon 4 released for the Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on October 2.


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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments

Masked_Muchaco (on 20 November 2018)

FH3 had incredible legs, so this game will probably have too.


2zosteven (on 20 November 2018)

this is the best driving game I have ever played. amazing game!


golfgt170 (on 21 November 2018)

Wow, it even outsold FH3, while included in Game Pass on launch day!


Azzanation (on 20 November 2018)

Looks set to break the 4m mark since its doing just as good as FH3 which sold 3.9m.


Errorist76 (on 20 November 2018)

It should sell better, since it's on PC too this time.


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Azzanation (on 20 November 2018)

PC is digital only so i dont know if it would be counted. Also FH3 is also on PC.


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Chris Hu (on 21 November 2018)

Well Forza Horizon 3 was on PC also but it was mess from what I have heard for at least the first 6 month this time around from what I have heard it runs a lot better from the beginning and problems that occur are fixed much faster. In the end it should sell better because it is a better game and it will end up with more content. Plus the Ultimate Edition was a better bargain this time since it pretty much includes everything except paid cars after the car pass expires.


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Errorist76 (on 21 November 2018)

FH3 came to PC much later, not at launch...that's what I was hinting at, but yeah...didn't know it was digital only.


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flashfire926 (on 21 November 2018)

@errorist except it didnt? It came to PC at launch, same day as xbox version. What you're thinking about it Forza 6 apex.


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Chris Hu (on 22 November 2018)

Anyway I'm still enjoying the game a lot and today after 1000+ wheelspins I finally got the1964 Austin FX4 Taxi I think I got all the cars locked behind the wheelspins now. Already played the game more then half as much as I played FH3 so even before the first expansion gets released I already got more then my money's worth out of the game.


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TheBird (on 21 November 2018)

FH3 was still in the charts when this game launched. Having the time of my life playing FH4, 4 truly does change everything.


Chris Hu (on 23 November 2018)

Actually FH4 gave FH3 a sales boost and put it back in the charts it also gave other racing games on the X1 a sales boost on its release week.


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TheBird (on 23 November 2018)

"AcTUaLLy". Bro, no one asked. I've read this same comment 5 times already on this website, stop spamming.


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Chris Hu (on 23 November 2018)

I'm the only one that made that comment and I haven't said it five times yet so no spamming.


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darkenergy (on 21 November 2018)

FH3 sold 2.5 million by the end of 2016 so I can see FH4 at 3 million, possibly 3.5 million by the end of 2018.


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ResilientFighter (on 20 November 2018)

Terrible numbers considering how hyped and promoted it was, not even high reviews got it to sell 700 thousand in the first week. Maybe this is why Microsoft has released few exclusives.


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Mr Puggsly (on 20 November 2018)

This is actually one of the best selling games in the genre.


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ResilientFighter (on 20 November 2018)

Xbox ones arguably highest rated game all year and it didn't even reach 500k first week thats not good


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Mr Puggsly (on 20 November 2018)

I'm sure it went well over 500K with digital and Game Pass apparently has millions of subscribers now. That sounds good to me.


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flashfire926 (on 20 November 2018)

lol wut
Racing genre is dying outside forza/gt. It's a niche genre. I don't get why you had unreasonably high predictions.

What's with your hate boner for xbox


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Chris Hu (on 21 November 2018)

Roughly 500K people bought the Ultimate Edition digitally and played the game during the early access period those numbers aren't shown her. Plus the game also gave other racing games on the X1 a sales boost during its release week.


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Deadlyplayer (on 20 November 2018)

These sales numbers are probably mostly on PC, since you can buy an Xbox One game and play it on PC.


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Mr Puggsly (on 20 November 2018)

I'm sure it went well over 500K with digital and Game Pass apparently has millions of subscribers now. That sounds good to me.


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Mr Puggsly (on 20 November 2018)

Wrong post, ignore. However, you should know this is physical Xbox numbers only. That's all VGChartz tracks.


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