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Forza Horizon 5 Tops 20 Million Players

Forza Horizon 5 Tops 20 Million Players - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 June 2022 / 1,728 Views

The open-world racing game, Forza Horizon 5, has surpassed 20 million players, according to the Hall of Fame leaderboard in the game itself.

Forza Horizon 5 had the largest launch day ever for any Xbox Game Studios game and had over 10 million players in its launch week. Its launch day had a peak concurrent three times that of Forza Horizon 4.

The racing game would reach 18 million players in January of this year, while another first-party Xbox game, Halo Infinite, topped 20 million players at the same time.

Forza Horizon 5 Tops 20 Million Players

Forza Horizon 5 is available now for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass.

Thanks, VideoGamesChronicle.


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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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13 Comments
shikamaru317 (on 06 June 2022)

20m in 7 months for Horizon 5. Horizon 4 did 10m in 8 months by comparison, and 24m in 2 years (rumored to be closer to 30m now). Horizon 5 is tracking well ahead of Horizon 4 and it still has 2 expansions ahead of it, at this rate it could potentially hit 30m within the next year and possibly 40m before Horizon 6 releases in most likely Q4 2024.

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2zosteven (on 06 June 2022)

fantastic game!

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 06 June 2022)

Would be happy if it was 20 mil sales hahaha!

Sadly game might've sold just a fraction of 20 maybe 5?

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Chris Hu LivncA_Dis3 (on 06 June 2022)

It sold way more than 5 million units there were over a million people that bought the Ultimate Edition and played the game in the early access period.

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Chris Hu Chris Hu (on 06 June 2022)

Also let's not forget a good chunk of the people that play it through Game Pass also bought some of the DLC for the game.

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scrapking Chris Hu (on 07 June 2022)

Nearly two million people played it in the early access window, which required buying either the Premium version of the game, or the upgrade from the the game pass version to the Premium version. And it's not even a sure thing that 100% of people who purchased the Premium edition actually got around to doing so (anecdotally, one of my co-workers bought the Premium edition but didn't get around to playing it in the early access period).

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scrapking LivncA_Dis3 (on 07 June 2022)

Given it appeared to be well received on Steam as well as on Xbox, I suspect it's done better than 5 million.

In any case, the comparisons vs. Forza Horizon 4 are still valid as Forza Horizon 4 was also available in Game Pass. And probably no shortage of people have bought DLC for the game to supplement the Game Pass edition. That'll likely become even more true as the expansions launch.

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Azzanation LivncA_Dis3 (on 07 June 2022)

Why does that matter? Does not take away from the popularity of the product

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rapsuperstar31 (on 06 June 2022)
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