It looks like Hot Wheels Unleashed enjoyed quite the boost when it released earlier this year!
Mattel, Inc. and Milestone revealed this week that the racing game has hit one million copies sold worldwide ever since its initial launch on 30 September 2021. This impressive figure is across both physical and digital sales, and across all platforms.
Here is the full press release below:
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and MILAN, Italy – December 20, 2021.
Mattel, Inc. and Milestone, a leading global racing game developer, announced today that critically acclaimed “Hot Wheels Unleashed”, the action-packed arcade-style racing experience, sold one million copies worldwide across both physical and digital since its launch on September 30, 2021, making it Milestone’s fastest-selling title ever.
“Ever since we announced Hot Wheels Unleashed back in February, we’ve received thousands of love messages from fans. This milestone is the umpteenth display of affection of our passionate community,” said Luisa Bixio, CEO, Milestone.
“Hot Wheels is all about encouraging the challenger spirit and Hot Wheels Unleashed brings that mission to life for gamers of all ages. We’re proud of this exciting milestone, and we look forward to even more fans discovering the game and new upcoming content as we head into 2022.” Andrew Chan, Head of Digital Gaming, Mattel.
Hot Wheels Unleashed™ offers players the opportunity to drive the cars as if they were playing with the die-cast toys. The gameplay includes adrenaline-filled races, an extended choice of Hot Wheels® vehicles with different attributes and rarity levels that players can customize with different skins, and jaw-dropping tracks set in everyday-life locations with special track pieces and interactive items. The game also features a revolutionary Track Editor enabling players to customize tracks in any game environment and share them with the game’s community.
Hot Wheels Unleashed™ is available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store).