Horizon: Zero Dawn Surpasses 3 Million Units Sold at Retail

Horizon: Zero Dawn Surpasses 3 Million Units Sold at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 August 2017 / 35,911 Views

The open world action RPG from Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games - Horizon: Zero Dawn - has reached a new sales milestone. The game has surpassed three million units sold at retail, according to VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending June 10.

Horizon: Zero Dawn sold 92,669 units for the week ending June 10 to bring lifetime sales to 3,058,953 units. 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game had sold best in Europe with 1,577,471 units sold (52%), compared to 748,140 units sold in the US (24%) and 216,943 units in Japan (7%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game had sold an estimated 306,941 units in the UK, 275,495 units in Germany, and 223,424 units in France.

Sony previously announced the game sold more than 2.6 million units in its first two weeks. the figure includes digital and retail sales. VGChartz has the game selling 2.2 million units at retail in its first two weeks. That would put digital sales at 400,000 units or 15%. If the ratio has stayed the same, total sales including digital are at 3.52 million units, while digital sales alone are at 458,000 units. 

Horizon: Zero Dawn released for the PlayStation 4 in North America on February 28, in Europe on March 1 and in Japan om March 2.

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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hush404 (on 05 August 2017)

Lovely. Horizion blew me away. Absolutely best new IP (for me) in ages.

The_BlackHeart__ (on 05 August 2017)

Until Death Stranding (using the same engine) arrives :p

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hush404 (on 05 August 2017)

@The_BlackHeart__ - Perhaps. It deff looks incredibly interesting and I do like Kojima's style. That doesn't mean it's 100% going to have a leg up over Horizon just because of that and it's later release date/same engine use. That said, it is quite the engine, for sure. Guerrilla should be proud.

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Ggordon (on 05 August 2017)

I was hyped for this game and bought a ps4 for it and it was so worth it

COKTOE (on 05 August 2017)


Bandorr (on 05 August 2017)

Odd that you got downvoted for a single word. That said, it is impressive.

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COKTOE (on 05 August 2017)

There are dirty trolls everywhere. The_Blackheart_ got downvoted too. Ha

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Qwark (on 05 August 2017)

Plus roughly a million digital sales it seems this game is a moneymaker for Sony. Can't wait to see how the bundle will so this holiday.

Mbolibombo (on 06 August 2017)

1 million digital? has there been any digital numbers shared? Because that sounds a lot.

It deserved it though, but still.

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Mbolibombo (on 06 August 2017)

1 million digital? has there been any digital numbers shared? Because that sounds a lot.

It deserved it though, but still.

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Mbolibombo (on 06 August 2017)

oops double post, also looked it up. Like you said, roughly a millio digital. Crazy good.

Well deserved Guerilla.

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V-r0cK (on 05 August 2017)

This game blew me away! Amazing sales for a new IP and my favourite new IP this gen.

BraLoD (on 05 August 2017)


Angelv577 (on 05 August 2017)

One of my favorite game of the year. Got the plat for it and don't regret it at all.

EricHiggin (on 05 August 2017)

Without a recent NiN console, I've been missing out on Zelda all these years. HZD has filled this void for me. Great gameplay, amazing visuals, and photo mode to compliment it. There is so much potential for this franchise going forward. I'm enjoying it even more than UC4, and just look at its sales.

deskpro2k3 (on 05 August 2017)

I hope this means a sequel

DialgaMarine (on 05 August 2017)

Guerilla was talking sequel plans before the game even released; they knew this series is something special. I just hope the next game is from Sylens' perspective. I like Aloy and all, but I really want to see where they go with that character.

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KazumaKiryu (on 06 August 2017)

the people and player love AAA-Games.

KingofTrolls (on 06 August 2017)

Im glad i bought this game. I feel like a king now.

think-man (on 05 August 2017)

I really need to get around to buying this.

Random_Matt (on 05 August 2017)

US vs EU is interesting. UK certainly likes it.

Barkley (on 05 August 2017)

Considering it had sold 3.4m by April 30th, I'd say 3.52m by June 10th is unlikely. They announced 915k sold digitally so the Ratio has certainly gone up. "Horizon Zero Dawn. As of April 30, more than 3.4 million copies of the game have been sold. Of those 915,000 were digital sales, according to PlayStation."

AngryLittleAlchemist (on 05 August 2017)

On the Horizon Zero Dawn sales page I tried to update the games sales from June 10th to August 3rd. The results were great, more or less.

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NawaiNey (on 05 August 2017)

Total should be well over 4 million now. Should be 5+ million by the time Holidays roll around, and if Sony replaces the Uncharted 4 bundle with a Horizon Zero Dawn bundle for $200 this Holiday, this could be a 10 million seller.

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Ka-pi96 (on 05 August 2017)

Would say I contributed to that number, but it`s so out of date that I hadn`t contributed yet :-P

AngryLittleAlchemist (on 05 August 2017)

Why is this an article? We've known this for at least a month

DialgaMarine (on 05 August 2017)

Plus it's by June 10th, literally almost 2 months ago. What's more silly is the trolls are simply going to read the title, both here and on N4G, and start claiming the game took over 5 months to sell 3 million.

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StreaK (on 07 August 2017)

Stunning game! Well done for a new IP. It's selling like a popular franchise title. The next game should do even better since we'll know what we're getting.

S.T.A.G.E. (on 06 August 2017)

Awesome! The holiday bundles are going to be great!

Errorist76 (on 05 August 2017)

Still battling with Zelda...great. Both games are worthy of GOTY titles imho.