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Forza 3 sells 1 million? maybe not

Posted by: Ahmed Al-Dajani 12/Dec/2009
According to Microsoft, Turn 10 highly acclaimed sim driving game Forza 3 has surpassed 1 million copies sold. But if you consider that Forza 3 has sold 175.000 (NPD numbers) copies in October and the game wasn't among the top 20 best sellers of November, you will understand that there is something wrong. Read on to understand more.  
 
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I know that NPD numbers are US numbers only -UK, JP, and the rest of the world are excluded- But for Forza 3 to achieve 1 million copies sold, the game has had to sell at least 300,000 copies in the US, and an equal or a better number in UK and in the rest of the world in November, isn't that so?  
Take a look at NPD top 20 best sellers of November, where is Forza 3? Have you seen Dragon Age: Origin PS3 version numbers? 177K, and still there is no Forza 3. Maybe the game had performed much better in UK and in the rest of the world?  
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360) 4.20m 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) 1.87m 3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) 1.39m 4. Assassin’s Creed II (360) 795k 5. Left 4 Dead 2 (360) 744k 6. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) 720k 7. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) 679k 8. Assassin’s Creed II (PS3) 448k 9. Dragon Age: Origins (360) 362k 10. Mario Kart (Wii) 315k 11. Wii Play (Wii) 12. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) 13. Value Game Bundle (Wii) 14. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (DS) 15. Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) 177K 16. Value Game Bundle (Wii) 17. God of War Collection (PS3) 18. Halo 3: ODST (360) 19. Borderlands (360) 20. Madden NFL 10 (360)  
According to VGchartz, Forza 3 has passed 1.5 million copies sold with 700k in the US, 760K in Europe and the rest of the world, and 50K in Japan. But if these numbers are correct, then why Forza 3 wasn't listed in NPD top 20 best sellers of November?  
16 comments
Posted: 14/Dec/2009
npd tracks just us numbers and vgcharts tracks all american countrys, right? i think a few canadians and guys from mexico bought it as well ;) btw watch the leaderboards and you will know that they sold over 1 million
Posted: 26/Dec/2009
Guys look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNi6PiMhPAI
Posted: 12/Dec/2009
its so boring they sent it to the suppliers but they all fell asleep in the office playing it and forgot to re-sell them on on the highstreet or places like amazon / play.com in uk. gutted. its wak anyway. dont buy. colin mcrae dirt 2. thats a game. especially if yor thinking od building a new pc. graphics cards come free with it if you get the newest direct x11. ones. peace
Posted: 12/Dec/2009
The article do make sense. But I hope that Forza 3 to sell huge number of copies because it's a good game.
Posted: 12/Dec/2009
Lolz, Forza 3 FAIL!
Posted: 12/Dec/2009
Lol @ lolz.....out right saying forza 3 is a fail is just a ps3 fanboy who loves GT 5.....Forza 3 is a great game in its own right...maybe its better then then GT5 will be maybe not....But since they are best exclusive to each system i will say Forza 3 is the best racing game out for the 360...and GT 5 will be the best racing sim for the ps3.... And Dirt 2 isn't a racing Sim like forzz 3 or GT 5 its a great racing game though have to say that...so you really can't compare Dirt 2 to Forza 3 and GT 5 cause them 2 are pure racing sims and Dirt is a racing game...
Posted: 12/Dec/2009
hmmm..... this article actually makes sense.....if all this is true than......Forza 3= FAIL Thats what Turn 10 get for talking all of that BullSh!+ lol, all those bribes and idiot facts cant help you now
Posted: 12/Dec/2009
NPD reports EUA NUMBERS, not european and other numbers. Turn 10 said the game is already a million seller WORLDWIDE. http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... Case solved, right?
Posted: 12/Dec/2009
And all the ps3 fanboys rub their grubby hands in glee for some how caring about sales...untill they realise that Uncharted 2 is nowhere to be seen in the top 20 either making it a "fail" too right? Also, Forza 3 has been in the top 10 of the UK charts since release. It sonly "only" 175k in the Oct NPD's probably because it was out little over than a week at the end of October in the states. The 1million claim is worldwide... America's not the world.. hard to believe i know. Unrelated, jesus look how many more copies MW2 sold on the 360! Must be a much better game on the 360 eh
Posted: 12/Dec/2009
The leaderboards on forza 3 are over 850k and about 1/5th of people who own xbox's dont have xbox live so that means that the game has sold well over 1 million so this article doesn't make sense at all also didn't borderlands sell well so why was it so low down on the list? I think the reason why it isnt on the list is because there are alot of new games that were released in november which have all sold loads so the games that were released during october get pushed back