Forza Horizon 5 has reached 15 million players two months after launch, thus exceeding the total number of players of the previous chapter by more than seven times. This is an extraordinary achievement for one of the most popular Xbox / PC exclusives ever, which Halo Infinite has only surpassed in recent months.
Forza Horizon 5 was one of Xbox Game Studios’ biggest hits ever, with more than a million active players before the game’s launch, extremely high ratings from critics and audiences, and three statuettes won at The Game Awards 2021. The game hit 10 million overall players within a week of launch, and now, two months later, it has crossed the 15 million mark.
Microsoft had a record in 2021, with excellent sales for Xbox Series X/S even in difficult markets such as Japan, and the publication of several notable exclusives that have proven to live up to expectations, including The Artful Escape, Halo Infinite, and the same Forza Horizon 5. In 2022 the Redmond giant intends to continue on this path, taking advantage of other highly anticipated exclusives, including STALKER 2, Redfall, and Starfield.