Forza Horizon 5 Passes 20 Million Players in Just under Seven Months

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Forza Horizon 5 has passed 20 million players in just under seven months, according to the open-world racer’s in-game Hall of Fame leaderboard, which now counts the accolades of over 20,012,405 players. This is a doubling of what Forza Horizon 5 achieved in its first week, something that Xbox boss Phil Spencer had proclaimed as Xbox Game Studios’ “biggest ever launch day” shortly after the game’s release in early November last year. That figure was already five times higher than that of its predecessor, Forza Horizon 4, which reached 2 million players in its first week. Forza Horizon 5 is available on PC, Xbox consoles, and Game Pass.

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The game had already attracted nearly 1 million players before it had even been officially released, due to the Premium Edition allowing early access.

This was particularly notable because the game was available on Xbox Game Pass on day one, showing that some of the audience were still happy to pay either $99 / £85 for the full Premium Edition, or $45 / £40 for the Premium Edition’s add-ons (including early access).

As such, the title had already grossed between $36 million and $79 million a week before its general release.

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