As the developer behind a variety of relatively niche motorsport simulations, Hot Wheels Unleashed has always felt like a breakout hit for Italian outfit Milestone – and that’s reflected by its sales numbers. The title has now surpassed one million units sold, making it the fastest-selling release in the studio’s history.
“Ever since we announced Hot Wheels Unleashed back in February, we’ve received thousands of heartfelt messages from fans,” boss Luisa Bixio said in a press release. “This milestone is the umpteenth display of affection from our passionate community.”
Mattel, who of course manufactures the Hot Wheels toys, is also suitably satisfied with the sales: “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.”
A recent update added Batman and DC Comics content to the game, with more crossovers planned. We liked the racer a lot in our review, awarding it a sturdy 7/10: “Hot Wheels Unleashed is a rock solid arcade racing game that gets a lot of things right. The drift-heavy handling and physics-based mayhem create super fun action on the track, and the cars themselves are as good to look at as they are to drive.”