Horizon: Zero Dawn Sales Top 2.6 Million Units Worldwide

Horizon: Zero Dawn Sales Top 2.6 Million Units Worldwide - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 16 March 2017 / 13,549 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the PlayStation 4 exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn, has sold more than 2.6 million units worldwide in two weeks. The figure includes units sold at retail and digitally through the PlayStation Store. 

The game is the best-selling new first party IP launch on the PlayStation 4 and is Guerrilla'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."

Guerrilla Managing Director Hermen Hulst added, "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. 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."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments

Eric2048 (on 16 March 2017)

goooo horizon!!


fluky-nintendy (on 16 March 2017)

Holy numbers! Did not expect this much at all. Hopefully good legs as well


ship31 (on 16 March 2017)

Killzone is a pretty underrated series so I'm happy that they have something that Is super successful and adored. Guerrilla Games deserves this one.


ClassicGamingWizzz (on 16 March 2017)

My BAE Aloy o/


PEEPer0nni (on 16 March 2017)

I predicted 1,40 million FW. Can't wait for VGchartz numbers.


StreaK (on 16 March 2017)

Yeah, looking forward to it because it's tough to make comparisons to TLoU's 1.3 million opening considering HZD's opening includes digital.


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vizigoth (on 16 March 2017)

Yes, expand that story guys. Get it. Well deserved.


thevideogameninja (on 16 March 2017)

Straight up awesome numbers! Hopefully the success of this game will show other developers that taking chances on new and original IPs CAN be a good thing. -TAKE A CHANCE NINJA APPROVED-


Dyllyo (on 16 March 2017)

It literally took Killzone Shadowfall two YEARS to sell this much.


Zombie9ers (on 17 March 2017)

Crazy that Horizon sold 500K+ more in two weeks than Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break and Recore did...combined... in lifetime sales! (per VGChartz estimates)


MARCUSDJACKSON (on 16 March 2017)

Wow I was not expecting this. Optimism puts it at 8-10m for me, but likely more on the lines of 5-8m. Can't wait to play H.Z.D.


StreaK (on 16 March 2017)

O_O Holy SHHHHHHHHH...............


NSS7 (on 17 March 2017)

Similar to Uncharted 4


RoryGamesFree (on 19 March 2017)

GOTY for me, nothing is going to top this in 2017 imo, it's breathtakingly beautiful, the story is fascinating, the gameplay is incredibly rich with RPG/action/adventure elements, the characters (particularly Alloy) are well voiced with generally good dialogue and you genuinely care what happens to her and want to discover more about her.


deskpro2k3 (on 17 March 2017)

epic sales!


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Seventizz (on 16 March 2017)

I haven't followed up much on this title. Is there any multiplayer? Is it on pc too?


Bandorr (on 16 March 2017)

Perhaps read the article?
"Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the PlayStation 4 exclusive,"


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Bandorr (on 16 March 2017)

You don't plan to buy the game. You don't plan to read the article. You didn't google something simple.

Leaving the question - why even enter the article little alone asking the question?


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Bandorr (on 16 March 2017)

How can you be curious if you don't even read the article?
If you had even read the first LINE you'd know it wasn't on the PC.


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Tridrakious (on 16 March 2017)

So you didn't read the article, you don't like the genre of game this is in, haven't done research on it, but if it was on PC, you'd be interested?

I highly doubt that, because this was a highly promoted game for the last 12 months and if you were an "game industry fan" like you say you are, you'd at least know about this game.

I think the "ruffled feathers" comes from someone doing less than the bare minimum to even add anything to the the context of the above article and asking questions about something that is explained in the very first sentence of the article.

So, we can assume, that you saw the headline, clicked on it and rushed to the bottom of the page to post questions about something that are summed up right at the top the page.


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