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Forza Motorsport, the popular racing series from Microsoft, exceeded the $1 Billion mark in retail sales, Xbox official website claims. Microsoft’s game is cementing its position as one of the most successful racing franchises of the last few years, with more than 14 million unique online players and 2.5 million units sold with the newest release Forza Horizon 3. The latest two series are available on both Xbox and Windows platforms.

It should be noted that the 10-digit result is only from retail copies, thus excluding all digital copies from the stat. It does sound pretty impressive.

If that doesn’t seem enough, the franchise recently launched a popular online eLeague with prizes up to $150,000.

“Since the beginning, Forza has combined stunning graphics, racing’s leading simulation engine, and an emphasis on fun and accessibility,” Phil Spencer declared. “With the Forza series, Turn 10 Studios has built the world’s largest racing community. We couldn’t be more proud of their success.”

The Forza franchise was launched in 2005 with Forza Motorsport and has published a total of nine titles as of February 2017.

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Alessandro Seren Rosso
An avid player of sports management games, Alessandro writes about hockey for several online outlets in all over the world. His work appeared, among the others, on The Hockey News, Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers and many other. His interest in sports gaming dates back to 1998 with Championship Manager. Today, most of his gaming engagement, much limited by his 3-years-old lovely time-killer, is dedicated to Eastside Hockey Manager.