Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Forza 3 moves 1 million disc's- now how about some more cars?

For a fee of course...

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‘Tis the season… to drive some of next year’s dream cars in this generation’s highest-rated racing game, only on Xbox 360. Just over a month after the title’s momentous launch, “Forza Motorsport 3” has sold more than one million units worldwide. Now Turn 10 is spreading the holiday cheer with the “Hot Holidays” Car Pack, available today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points.

The “Hot Holidays” Car Pack features some of the world’s most anticipated super cars and purpose-built race cars of 2009 and 2010, including first-ever virtual test drives of the new Ferrari 458 Italia and the latest Nissan GT-R Spec V. The complete “Hot Holidays” Car Pack list includes:

1.                   2010 Ferrari 599XX
2.                   2010 Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss
3.                   2010 Lamborghini LP6700-4 SV
4.                   2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo
5.                   2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
6.                   2010 Jaguar XFR
7.                   2010 Audi S4
8.                   2009 Aston Martin #007 AMR Lola
9.                   2009 Audi #2 Sport Team Joest R15 TDI
10.               2010 Nissan GT-R Spec V

After selling more than one million units in its first month at retail, “Forza Motorsport 3’s” community and fan base is more active on Xbox LIVE than ever. The Forza community has collectively logged over 6.6 million man hours playing online in more than 64 million connected sessions while driving over 590 million miles (952 million kilometers) in the game to date. That’s equal to more than three trips from the Earth to the Sun and back!

While the December “Hot Holidays” Car Pack is great news for the Forza community, car lovers can expect yet another car pack to coincide with the North American International Auto Show in Detroit early next year. Racing onto Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Jan. 12, 2010, this new pack will add more of the latest and greatest cars to the ever-growing “Forza Motorsport 3” roster. For more information on what “Forza Motorsport 3” has in store, stay tuned to Forzamotorsport.net as we reveal each of the January cars via exclusive community spy shots.

Finally, true car aficionados won’t want to miss the Limited Edition Fanatec® Porsche 911 Turbo S racing wheel – the perfect complement to the realistic “Forza Motorsport 3” simulation experience. For more information, visit: Fanatec.de.

“Forza Motorsport 3” is rated “E” for Everyone and is now available globally. To access and download the new “Hot Holidays” Car Pack gameplay video and screenshots, or other in-game assets, visit the Forza Motorsport 3 FTP or Forzamotorsport.net.

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It looks like MS made the right choice to go with Forza over Project Gotham for it's premier racing franchise. Gotham was great but Forza 3 is amazing. 

Nice touch with the Holiday Car Pack too. And all kidding about microtransactions aside, that's a lot of extra cars for 400 points. Though, selling them seperately would have been a nice touch- if you only wanted, say, that Aston Martin... *cough*cough*