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Forza Horizon 3 Sells an Estimated 382K Units First Week at Retail on the Xbox One

Forza Horizon 3 Sells an Estimated 382K Units First Week at Retail on the Xbox One - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 October 2016 / 47,255 Views

The open world racing game from Microsoft Studios and Playground games - Forza Horizon 3 - sold 382,089 units first week at retail on the Xbox One, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending October 1.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in Europe with 199,185 units sold (52%), compared 138,981 units sold in the US (36%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 72,558 units in the UK, 30,140 units in Germany, and 34,671 units in France.

Here is how Forza Horizon 3' first week sales compare to other recent games in the franchise:

  1. Forza Motorsport 4 (X360) - 515,859
  2. Forza Motorsport 3 (X360) - 481,324
  3. Forza Horizon 3 (XOne) - 382,089
  4. Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne) - 325,760
  5. Forza Motorsport 2 (X360) - 319,212
  6. Forza Horizon (X360) - 316,820
  7. Forza Horizon 2 (XOne, X360) - 315,749
  8. Forza Motorsport 6 (XOne) - 221,042

Forza Horizon 3 released for the Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on September 27.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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jason1637 (on 22 October 2016)

Those are great sales for Forza. The best selling forza game in the last 5 years.

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derpysquirtle64 jason1637 (on 22 October 2016)

Yeah, the best launch on Xbox One for Forza games

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scrapking jason1637 (on 24 October 2016)

And the only two Forza games to beat it were ones that weren't available digitally at launch. Which means this theoretically could be the best selling Forza yet. If not, it's a whole lot closer to it than these numbers suggest. Estimates have a typical AAA title selling about 80% retail, 20% digital, these days. However, the Play Anywhere nature of this title (plus playing four days early if you went for the digital deluxe edition) were a pair of very strong incentives to go digital here. If Forza Horizon 3 had 25.9% digital sales, it caught FM4. Only 20.6% digital sales were required to catch FM3 based on these numbers. Those numbers are very plausible. So it's very possible that this is the best first week for a Forza game yet.

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Azzanation (on 23 October 2016)

RGOTY 2016

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Ganoncrotch (on 23 October 2016)

Imagine the sales figures forza would enjoy if the xbox brand was as popular in Europe as it is in the US right now. That said what a great first week this is for horizon compared to fm6 could it spell a move away from the annual simulator? Bad news for the incoming gran turismo possibly?

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malistix1985 (on 23 October 2016)

Its the best forza ever, so much fun, Well deserved !

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DirtyP2002 (on 24 October 2016)

I think that it acutally was the best selling Forza game ever if you add digital sales, because No. 1 and 2 didn't have those at launch.

27% of the sales need to be digital and that seems like a very reasonable number. Seems to be quite low even.

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Mr Puggsly (on 24 October 2016)

Awesome, much better than I expected. Between physical, digital, and PC, this should be a great success.

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darkenergy (on 22 October 2016)

Well deserved numbers, this H3 is going to have great legs.

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Chris Hu (on 22 October 2016)

Nice numbers, the next car pack is a little over a week away. Plus I think the first expansion pack will come out on the 14th.

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Evatallica (on 23 October 2016)

Game almost makes me wanna consider buying an XONE

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buddie117 (on 22 October 2016)

I wonder how much it sold digitally

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r3tr0gam3r1337 buddie117 (on 23 October 2016)

probably a lot more given there was plenty of people playing before the 27th of october , as i dont have an xbox one i got it on pc but given that the digital copy allows play on both pc and console it wouldnt surprise me if it had sold more than the hard copy.

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viewjet (on 28 October 2016)

Ok, I'm coming at this cold not know much about the topic, but are these really good sales numbers for one of the flag ship brands of the Xbox? Just wondering... It seems unremarkable.

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Chris Hu (on 23 October 2016)

Even though Forza Motorsports 6 had a pretty weak first week it had great legs. Of course its legs are pretty much dead now since it no longer gets any DLC and Horizon 3 is been out for almost a month already.

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