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irstupid said:
I love when Sony fans touts how many players Fortnite has like 80 million I hear recently.

Then those same people will say that the 10 million number for Forza 3 is misleading and not that many people play.

Its a different view when it compares free to play games to AAA full priced games.

But Forza falls under both, since you can buy it else you can just use Xbox Game Pass to play. Fortnite's 80 million were monthly players though, while Horizon 3's 10 million are lifetime players.

Still more than GT Sport, which has 5 million players. There's no doubt Horizon games sell more than GT now, but GT is much bigger than Motorsport.



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GOWTLOZ said:
irstupid said:
I love when Sony fans touts how many players Fortnite has like 80 million I hear recently.

Then those same people will say that the 10 million number for Forza 3 is misleading and not that many people play.

Its a different view when it compares free to play games to AAA full priced games.

But Forza falls under both, since you can buy it else you can just use Xbox Game Pass to play. Fortnite's 80 million were monthly players though, while Horizon 3's 10 million are lifetime players.

Still more than GT Sport, which has 5 million players. There's no doubt Horizon games sell more than GT now, but GT is much bigger than Motorsport.

Forza Horizon 3 has never hit Gamespass or any actually has yet, FH4 on the 2nd October is the first Forza series game to enter Gamepass. That's what makes FH3 player count impressive when you factor in multi account consoles and used copies I think sales sitting around 7m is a fair estimate.



This is the one Franchise that still makes want to return to Xbox after skipping it this gen.



WoodenPints said:
GOWTLOZ said:

Its a different view when it compares free to play games to AAA full priced games.

But Forza falls under both, since you can buy it else you can just use Xbox Game Pass to play. Fortnite's 80 million were monthly players though, while Horizon 3's 10 million are lifetime players.

Still more than GT Sport, which has 5 million players. There's no doubt Horizon games sell more than GT now, but GT is much bigger than Motorsport.

Forza Horizon 3 has never hit Gamespass or any actually has yet, FH4 on the 2nd October is the first Forza series game to enter Gamepass. That's what makes FH3 player count impressive when you factor in multi account consoles and used copies I think sales sitting around 7m is a fair estimate.

I thought for some reason he was speaking of horizon 4. The 7 million sales estimate seems fair for 3. I'd say 4 might sell more despite being on Game Pass, the hype for it is more palpable and people are more welcoming of Windows Store games on PC. Its also released with few competitors both Xbox exclusives and racing games. There is no Gears 4 it has to share attention with and The Crew 2 is already forgotten by gamers.



GOWTLOZ said:
WoodenPints said:

Forza Horizon 3 has never hit Gamespass or any actually has yet, FH4 on the 2nd October is the first Forza series game to enter Gamepass. That's what makes FH3 player count impressive when you factor in multi account consoles and used copies I think sales sitting around 7m is a fair estimate.

I thought for some reason he was speaking of horizon 4. The 7 million sales estimate seems fair for 3. I'd say 4 might sell more despite being on Game Pass, the hype for it is more palpable and people are more welcoming of Windows Store games on PC. Its also released with few competitors both Xbox exclusives and racing games. There is no Gears 4 it has to share attention with and The Crew 2 is already forgotten by gamers.

It should at least sell more on the PC since all the people that got a pre release copy of the game say that it pretty much runs without any issues and if there are some I'm sure they will get patched pretty quickly.  So its not going to be like the third game which took eight month to fix on the PC.  Too bad that the Crew 2 pretty much bombed that free DLC that was announced before the launch is probably going to end up being just a couple of items now.  I will still probably buy it once its around $30 dollars, even though the first game wasn't that good and somewhat of a grind fest.  I pretty much used the same car in the entire game since upgrading took forever and I didn't finish it all the way since didn't beat the final chapter.



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Well, shit, this month is gonna be expensive for me!



GOWTLOZ said:
irstupid said:
I love when Sony fans touts how many players Fortnite has like 80 million I hear recently.

Then those same people will say that the 10 million number for Forza 3 is misleading and not that many people play.

Its a different view when it compares free to play games to AAA full priced games.

But Forza falls under both, since you can buy it else you can just use Xbox Game Pass to play. Fortnite's 80 million were monthly players though, while Horizon 3's 10 million are lifetime players.

Still more than GT Sport, which has 5 million players. There's no doubt Horizon games sell more than GT now, but GT is much bigger than Motorsport.

Whenever MS mentions those "player numbers" you need to realise those include PC and everyone who has just logged in once with any account. Those 10 million players doesn't necessarily mean FH3 has sold more than 5 million copies. 



Errorist76 said:
GOWTLOZ said:

Its a different view when it compares free to play games to AAA full priced games.

But Forza falls under both, since you can buy it else you can just use Xbox Game Pass to play. Fortnite's 80 million were monthly players though, while Horizon 3's 10 million are lifetime players.

Still more than GT Sport, which has 5 million players. There's no doubt Horizon games sell more than GT now, but GT is much bigger than Motorsport.

Whenever MS mentions those "player numbers" you need to realise those include PC and everyone who has just logged in once with any account. Those 10 million players doesn't necessarily mean FH3 has sold more than 5 million copies. 

So how many people do you think bought a game only to log in once? If you had to guess?



Mummelmann said:
Well, shit, this month is gonna be expensive for me!

There are at least 4-5 games to buy

Assassins Creed, RDR2, FH4...

Easily $300-400



Wizav said:
Mummelmann said:
Well, shit, this month is gonna be expensive for me!

There are at least 4-5 games to buy

Assassins Creed, RDR2, FH4...

Easily $300-400

Yeah, I'm getting Forza, RDR 2, AC: Odyssey, FIFA 19, Spiderman and I already bought Pathfinder: Kingmaker two days ago. But it's also cool, 2018 has been quite boring so far on the gaming front!