Forza Horizon 4 Is The Fastest-Selling Installment In The Series

In terms of physical sales in the United Kingdom, Forza Horizon 4 has become the fastest-selling game in the series
Forza Horizon 4 Is The Fastest-Selling Installment In The Series

Buying new games used to be a real chore. If the latest instalment of your favourite series came out and you just had to have it on release day, you had two options. One was to head down to your local high street and queue in the rain at midnight to pick up a copy, only to get home and discover the installation process and day one patch would take 12 hours, or something similarly ridiculous.

The other alternative was to pre-order a copy online. If you were lucky, it might arrive a day or two early. If you were unlucky, it wouldn’t come at all and you’d end up trudging down to a local vendor to buy a copy anyway. Then, a week later, your pre-ordered copy would turn up and you’d have to go through the rigmarole of returning it (if you think that sounds too specific to be a mere example, you’d be right - congratulations, you now know the saga of how I ended up buying Gran Turismo 6).

These days, however, you can pre-order and pre-install a new game digitally. Then, when it gets released, you can play it on your system of choice instantly. Even outside of pre-orders it’s far easier to buy a game digitally, which is why digital sales have rocketed in comparison to physical sales in recent years. All of which makes it all the more amazing that Forza Horizon 4 has sold more physical copies in the UK in its first week that Forza Horizon 3 did.

Forza Horizon 4 Is The Fastest-Selling Installment In The Series

It shot straight in at number 3 on the UK physical game charts, behind only Fifa 19 and Assassins Creed Odyssey. That’s impressive, given that Forza is an Xbox-exclusive.

It’s also appropriate as the game is developed by Brits and set in the UK itself, something Xbox UK director Harvey Eagle touched on:

“We’re thrilled that Forza Horizon 4 has been so well received by gamers across the UK. Set in beautiful, historic Britain and made by British studio Playground Games, Forza Horizon 4 is the fastest-ever selling game of the Forza Horizon series in the UK according to the latest GfK data. We’re also seeing a huge uplift in Xbox Game Pass subscriptions and engagement. These achievements are a testament to the craft and ambition of the latest release of the Forza franchise, the world’s biggest racing IP.”

As well as being a better initial seller than FH3, we also think it’s a better all-around game. If you’re still sitting on the fence, why not go and check out our review?



Also the most disappointing one


10/13/2018 - 14:22 |
6 | 20

well its not the fastest selling in the entire series now is it?

its the fastest selling HORIZON game in the UK.

miss me with that clickbait boi

p.s i know how it feels Matt. i remember pre-ordering Just Cause 3 ultimate edition and literally 2 days before i was to get it, my entire area flooded due to torrent rains, and i got the game like a month later……
still one of my favorite games ever though

10/13/2018 - 14:31 |
12 | 4
Nishant Dash

Based in UK
Sells a lot in UK
CT staff ni🅱️🅱️as:
confused noises

10/13/2018 - 14:49 |
136 | 4

UK is def the best place to set up an open world racing game

I mean Top Gear, hot hatches, British cars, great roads(I’m talking about B roads, not the state of the normal roads)…

10/13/2018 - 14:54 |
36 | 8
Tomislav Celić

Aaaaaand I can’t get it until december. I can get the ultimate edition, but only in december. Hope the game doesn’t die by then

10/13/2018 - 14:53 |
22 | 0
RWB Dude

And people say this game is trash

10/13/2018 - 15:14 |
2 | 0

Oh that Assasin Creed Honda Odyssey sells that good

10/13/2018 - 15:29 |
40 | 0
RWB Dude

I preordered mine

10/13/2018 - 15:31 |
0 | 0

I gotta finally upgrade from the 360 to the One

10/13/2018 - 18:56 |
4 | 0
Jamie Thomas

Best Game in the series bar the car sounds. A bit too much copy and pasting for my liking. Understandable considering the amount of cars, but quite a few cars could have simply used the files from FH3, instead of sharing the same files with other cars in FH4. Other than that, better in every single way, especially the map!

10/13/2018 - 20:44 |
6 | 2
RodriguezRacer456 (Aventador SV) (Lambo Squad)

In reply to by Jamie Thomas

I dont mind the car sounds much (except the FXXK, that is unforgivable)

10/13/2018 - 22:07 |
0 | 0

so basically they got gran turismo syndrome

10/14/2018 - 07:33 |
0 | 0

I have it for pc and many are currently experiencing issues with it launching. I makes me frustrated but hopefully itll be worth the wait

10/13/2018 - 20:56 |
0 | 0


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