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Horizon: Zero Dawn Tops an Estimated 4 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail

Horizon: Zero Dawn Tops an Estimated 4 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2018 / 17,382 Views

The open world action RPG from Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games - Horizon: Zero Dawn - has reached a new sales milestone, according to our estimates. The game has surpassed four million units sold at retail. The figure can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending November 25.

Horizon: Zero Dawn sold 322,686 units for the week to bring lifetime sales to 4,193,428 units. It took the game 39 weeks to reach the milestone.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game had sold best in Europe with 2.03 million units sold (48%), compared to 1.19 million units sold in the US (28%) and 0.23 million units in Japan (5%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game had sold an estimated 0.38 million units in the UK, 0.37 million units in Germany, and 0.28 million units in France.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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WaqarYounis (on 15 January 2018)

Woohooo. Absolutely amazing sales for a new IP. Doesn't even include digital figures. Game definitely sold way above 5M worldwide. Congrats to GG and Sony.

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Barkley (on 15 January 2018)

In total Horizon is probably at about 5.5-6m sales for November 25th 2017, as they announced 915k digital sales back in may/june or something.

Also not sure where "week ending June 10th" came from. xD

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trunkswd Barkley (on 15 January 2018)

Error fixed.

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V-r0cK (on 15 January 2018)

That's amazing! Well deserved!

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Bristow9091 (on 15 January 2018)

I've literally just bought the Frozen Wilds expansion from the Playstation Store... and I've not even played the base game yet lol, it was on sale so thought I'd buy it for later :P

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The_Yoda Bristow9091 (on 16 January 2018)

I haven't started it yet either and can't remember if i picked up the DLC at some point or not. Waiting until I finish the DLC for Zelda before I start its greatest contender for open world game of 2017 Horizon: Zero Dawn!

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think-man (on 15 January 2018)

Still need to buy this game.

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blackwee (on 15 January 2018)

Absolutely amazing! congraz to GG and Sony. Well done. I'm hyped for sequel

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Colocho (on 15 January 2018)

Amazing sales and very well deserved. Glad to see their big bet paid off and to see they are getting the recognition they deserve. They are a very talented studio. Kinda bummed that we will most likely never see a Killzone game again. Killzone 2 was one of my most played games from last generation. Amazing game. 3 was also really good tho not as much as 2. With that said, I did NOT enjoyed KZ shadow fall at all.

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Qwark Colocho (on 15 January 2018)

The problem with Killzone Shadow fall and to a lesser extend part 3 is that they tried to be COD in space. The heavy feel of the weapons was gone and the MP was way better without perks. Anyway since Horizon is already very successful they don't need to copy anyone. Keep up the good world Guerilla Games.

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CartBlanche Colocho (on 16 January 2018)

Agreed I think a remake of Killzone 2, would make a nice change from the arcade feel of CoD etc. I loved the meatiness of the characters in KZ2. You actually felt that they were running around with battle gear on as well as the realistic bullet physics. Not this rubbish running at 50km/h stuff the arcadey shooters do.

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StreaK (on 15 January 2018)

Nice!!! :D

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ZODIARKrebirth (on 15 January 2018)

a game that deserves it, hope for a sequel

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zippy (on 15 January 2018)

Good game, im loving it. Those Thunderjaws are cannon fodder for me now :)

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PEEPer0nni (on 15 January 2018)

Amazing for a new IP. It was probably more profitable than all Killzone games combined. Horizon 2 in 2020 as a launch title for the PS5 would be a system seller and look like CGI in terms of graphics.

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bartkuz PEEPer0nni (on 15 January 2018)

I hope Horizon 2 is for PS4. There is still time!

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Errorist76 PEEPer0nni (on 15 January 2018)

i don't think we'll have to wait for PS5 before it comes out.

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EricHiggin PEEPer0nni (on 15 January 2018)

If Horizon 2 looks that good on PS5, will it even run on base PS4? 720p? That may be enough to entice customers to buy PS5 even though you can get it on PS4. If you bought it for PS4, would that copy work for PS5, or vice versa, or would PS double dip? Either way, a sequel is a must.

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KingofTrolls (on 15 January 2018)

6 mln with digital ?

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Kylar18 (on 15 January 2018)

Congratz Horizon. Well deserved.

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ROCKY223 (on 15 January 2018)

I specifically bought a ps4 for this game immediately after watching the trailer and its good to be back with sony.

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Colocho ROCKY223 (on 15 January 2018)

So, did u enjoy it? Have u played any other PS xclusives?

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ROCKY223 ROCKY223 (on 15 January 2018)

Ofcourse, i did enjoy it. Its not perfect but it’s close and its super fun to play. Other exclusives that I’ve played are Uncharted 4 bloodborne infamous second son nioh and persona 5 which is truly my favourite game of this generation

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 15 January 2018)

The best Open world 2017 deserves it and much more.

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bigjon (on 16 January 2018)

Will say, with a lot of good games to play this year, I will remember my play through of this one for a long time. So good.

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MrRoops (on 15 January 2018)

Digital owner here, one if not the best games of 2017

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CartBlanche (on 16 January 2018)

Gears of War 4, a very well established IP and supposedly loved, only managed 3.2 million units since 2016. H:ZD manages over 4 million in 39 weeks. Killzone 2 remake please Guerilla Games. And Hey VGC how about those game comparison charts I mentioned on another news thread :p GoW 4 and H:ZD are both 3rd person futuristic shooters, so they could be graphed quite nicely :)

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Johnw1104 (on 16 January 2018)

Still haven't played it but once I upgrade to the Pro it'll definitely be the first game I try. This is pretty much the first game that a voice actor has actually made me more excited for, as I love Ashly Burch :)

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Ka-pi96 (on 16 January 2018)

heh, one of those rare games where Europe makes up the bulk of the sales, 48% :O

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kappie1977 (on 16 January 2018)

well deserved. Didn't expected too much, but it's well worth playing.(the first few hours might feel like a tutorial, but after that it's really great)

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DialgaMarine (on 15 January 2018)

If say 5.5 million sold in total by Nov 25th is a pretty safe bet. Easily over 6 million by now. The game hasn’t really even been bundled either. Extremely impressive for a new IP.

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Errorist76 John2290 (on 15 January 2018)

It'll be Horizon 2, but I agree...all big Sony studios should work on a VR project in parallel.

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