Horizon Zero Dawn has sold over 2.6 million copies in its first two weeks – making it the best-selling new first-party IP on the Playstation 4. The game has received acclaim from both critics and the public – we thought it was pretty great too.
The sales figures include both physical and digital copies of the game. Guerilla Games are “thrilled that Horizon Zero Dawn has been embraced by critics and players alike.” And, considering it’s the Killzone studios best ever debut of a game, they should be.
Hermen Hulst, Managing Director of Guerilla went on to say that, “developing the game was a labor of love, so it’s extremely satisfying to see that it elicits the same passion and enthusiasm from the gaming public that we felt during its development. This is only the beginning of Aloy’s story and our exploration of the world of Horizon Zero Dawn, with the team already hard at work on an expansion to the story.”
The team have previously stated that expansions are to be expected for the game – as well as sequels in the future. For comparison, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4 sold 2.6 million in its first week of release.
Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony, also had much to say on the game’s successful release: “We knew Horizon Zero Dawn was going to be something special, so to see the incredible critical reaction to a brand new game world translate into this level of sales is really gratifying.”
Layden also went on to compliment players on the sharing of content – both through video and photos. “Guerrilla has created a game that is nothing short of exceptional, and the reaction we have seen from fans – from hours and hours of gameplay streaming to endless photo sharing – shows just how impactful it has been.”
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