Microsoft has announced that the Forza franchise has hit a major milestone. The franchise has passed $1 billion in retail sales as of December 2016.
This year saw more than 14 million unique players involved in the community on Xbox One and Windows 10 by the end of last year. Forza has continued to dominate as the best-selling racing franchise of this particular console generation.
Forza Horizon 3 sold more than 2.5 million units alone. Also more than three million players joined the online Forza community every month. These numbers are most impressive.
“Since the beginning, Forza has combined stunning graphics, racing’s leading simulation engine, and an emphasis on fun and accessibility,” said Phil Spencer, the Xbox head at Microsoft, adding “With the Forza series, Turn 10 Studios has built the world’s largest racing community. We couldn’t be more proud of their success.”
They should be. Last year also saw the launch of the Forza Racing Championship, an eSports league for players at all skill levels to compete for bragging rights and real prizes. It has been very popular. This franchise for the Xbox and Windows has amazing staying power and longevity for fans. There’s also more to come for Forza fans as well down the road.