Sony Interactive Entertainment has today announced that global sales of Horizon Zero Dawn have surpassed 2.6 million units during the first two weeks of launch.
Developed by Guerilla Games, Horizon Zero Dawn was not only a new IP, but also a departure from the usual shooter-orientated games Guerilla has been well known for. The game had players taking the role of Aloy, a hunter and archer in a world overrun by robot-dinosaurs. It’s a pretty fantastic game, if we do say so ourselves.
According to Sony, this impressive launch makes the game one of the best selling new first party IPs to launch on the PlayStation 4 to date, and is Guerilla’s biggest debut ever.
“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,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios. “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.”
“We’re thrilled that Horizon Zero Dawn has been embraced by critics and players alike. 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,” said Guerrilla Managing Director Hermen Hulst. “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.”
Horizon Zero Dawn has also been crowned one of the best week 1 selling new IPs of 2017 in the UK, at least before the launch of Ghost Recon: Wildlands.