By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close
Horizon Zero Dawn Sales Top 20 million Units

Horizon Zero Dawn Sales Top 20 million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 February 2022 / 3,228 Views

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Guerrilla Games announced Horizon Zero Dawn has sold over 20 million units worldwide as of November 28, 2021. The figure includes PlayStation 4 and PC sales. 

"While we have your attention, we would also like to thank our amazingly loving and engaging community," said Guerrilla Games Studio Director & Executive Produce Angie Smets. "We love seeing the never-ending flow of cosplay and in-game photography, and it’s amazing how fast the community has grown as well.

"We are happy to share that as of November 28, 2021, Horizon Zero Dawn has sold through more than 20 million units worldwide across PlayStation 4 and PC combined, and the community has spent more than 1 billion hours in the game! It humbles us, thank you so much for your love and dedication."

Horizon Zero Dawn Sales Top 20 million Units

Horizon Zero Dawn first released for the PlayStation 4 in February 2017 in North America and in March 2017 in Europe. It would later launch for PC in August 2020. 

The sequel, Horizon Forbidden West will launch for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on February 18, 2022.


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.


More Articles

47 Comments
Signalstar (on 11 February 2022)

Interesting that the game is is in the 20 million + sales range like BOTW that released around the same time.

  • +9
Dulfite Signalstar (on 11 February 2022)

If Botw came out on PC it would probably be 30-40 million total by now.

  • +1
Signalstar Dulfite (on 11 February 2022)

Then they should release it on PC

  • +6
Amnesia Signalstar (on 12 February 2022)

No, because sales of the Switch would be affected, this is precisely the purpose of an exclusive game.

  • +1
SvenTheTurkey Amnesia (on 14 February 2022)

And games that sell consoles generate more money than software alone.

  • +1
2zosteven Dulfite (on 11 February 2022)

im not sure how many, but sales would be in the millions, id guess over 10 million

  • +4
pitzy272 Dulfite (on 14 February 2022)

And Zelda has what, 25 years of history? BotW’s sales are also stellar, but Horizon selling this many copies as a new IP is nothing short of staggering. Id guess that you could probably count on only one hand how many new IP have sold 20mil+ copies.

  • +2
Dulfite pitzy272 (on 14 February 2022)

I never said what Horizons has done isn't amazing. Someone else made the comparison to Botw, so I jumped in to clarify that they aren't exactly comparable due to no Botw PC release.

  • +1
pitzy272 Dulfite (on 14 February 2022)

Understood. :) It seemed like you were praising BotW in such a way to minimize HZD.

  • 0
Dulfite pitzy272 (on 15 February 2022)

That was not my intention. HZD has done an amazing job.

  • 0
Dallinor Signalstar (on 11 February 2022)

Can of worms...reopened.

  • 0
pikashoe Signalstar (on 11 February 2022)

BOTW is probably closer to 30 then 20 million with the wii u version included.

  • 0
pitzy272 pikashoe (on 11 February 2022)

Wasn’t the Wii U version at like 1-something million at last update? Think it was from a few years back, but I also think the legs would be terrible. So with Switch version being 25-something, I think combined probably 27mil range maybe?

  • +1
Kakadu18 pitzy272 (on 11 February 2022)

It's at 27.49mil, the Wii U version is at 1.69mil, the Switch version at 25.8mil.

  • 0
pikashoe pitzy272 (on 12 February 2022)

And 27.49 mil is closer to 30 mill than 20 mill.

  • 0
pitzy272 pikashoe (on 14 February 2022)

Yes, I know that; I never said it wasn’t. I was just trying to give a more specific number than “closer to 30mil than 20mil.”

  • 0
Kakadu18 Signalstar (on 11 February 2022)

Still a 7.5mil difference.

  • +1
Zeruda-Hime Signalstar (on 13 February 2022)

Zelda is 25.800.000 * (NSW only).

  • 0
holzi Signalstar (on 14 February 2022)

We should consider price. I have seen Horizon for less than 10€ a lot of times. I have yet to see BOTW for under 50€ retail.

  • +2
LivncA_Dis3 (on 11 February 2022)

Loved guerilla games from the KILLZONE days,

Can't believe theyre getting all the media and success and they fcken deserve it!

  • +9
Imaginedvl (on 11 February 2022)

This is so freaking deserved. This (at least based on my taste), probably the best new IP that I played in the past 5 years.

  • +6
method114 Imaginedvl (on 11 February 2022)

Same for me. Ghost might beat it but haven't had a chance to play it yet.

  • +2
NextGen_Gamer method114 (on 11 February 2022)

Ghost of Tsushima is really amazing, but it did not beat Horizon Zero Dawn for me. Ghost does have one thing though: it's side quests are the best of any open-world game I have ever played. It just seemed to me that every one of them was different and unique, and felt like you made a real difference to that character.

  • +2
Darashiva (on 11 February 2022)

Genuinely my favourite open world game of all time, so I'm glad it's reached such heights.

  • +4
UteGuy (on 11 February 2022)

So happy for this. It is such a masterpiece in so many ways.

  • +3
Jaicee (on 15 February 2022)

Can't believe I just now saw this! This is actually HUGE news for a couple reasons:

1) Enough comparisons to Breath of the Wild: this was an original IP, not the latest installment in a franchise that's been established for generations. AND...

2) These sales numbers make Horizon Zero Dawn officially the top-selling video ever to use a solo female protagonist. By a mile at that. The previous record was held by 2013's Tomb Raider reboot at around 14.5 million copies sold as of last October. Aloy has now officially displaced Lara Croft as the most visible and iconic gaming heroine of all time!

  • +1
Kakadu18 Jaicee (on 15 February 2022)

I'm offended, how dare you.

  • +1
Jaicee Kakadu18 (on 15 February 2022)

lol, you actually did look it up. :-P

  • 0
The Fury (on 11 February 2022)

Big if you even consider it was given on PS+ at one point.

  • +1
trunkswd The Fury (on 11 February 2022)

I wouldn't think the PS+ numbers would count toward sales.

  • +5
Signalstar trunkswd (on 11 February 2022)

No but they could negatively impact sales because people received the game for free rather than make a purchase.

  • +9
Blood_Tears The Fury (on 11 February 2022)

It wasn't given out on PS+, it was given out for FREE as part of the Play at Home event for everyone on PSN with NO Plus sub required. That's over 100 million active PSN users that could have downloaded it and this still sold 20 million actual sales. They didn't even bloat it up with "Players" as others do.

  • +17
The Fury Blood_Tears (on 11 February 2022)

Oh yeah, of course, I forgot. Well remembered.

  • +9
KratosLives (on 13 February 2022)

Does that include the free donnloads on ps plus?

  • 0
Ka-pi96 (on 11 February 2022)

Incredible sales! Kind of disappointed it's taken 5 years for a sequel and there is only 1 DLC in that time though. Surely they could have released at least 1 more DLC!

  • 0
Kakadu18 (on 11 February 2022)

So, how much of this could be on PC? 2, 3 or 4mil maybe?

  • 0
pikashoe (on 11 February 2022)

While i did not like this game at all, it's still good to see a new single player in selling so well

  • 0
JuliusHackebeil pikashoe (on 11 February 2022)

Just curious: what were your hangups with it?

  • 0
NextGen_Gamer JuliusHackebeil (on 11 February 2022)

I'm very curious as well

  • 0
pikashoe JuliusHackebeil (on 11 February 2022)

Its just a game where everything rubbed me the wrong way, didn't like the story, characters, gameplay or the artstyle.

  • 0
JuliusHackebeil pikashoe (on 11 February 2022)

My biggest thing was how everything was told - in the most boring way possible - more than half the story (and that is the potentially interesting half) was told through holograms talking to each other. It had all the excitement of Aloy reading a book.

  • 0
gtotheunit91 (on 11 February 2022)

Awesome to see!!!! Huge congrats to Guerrilla! Wouldn't be surprised at all if Forbidden West reaches or even succeeds Zero Dawn.

I am curious what PC sales numbers look like since the game has been on both Steam and EGS.

  • 0
trunkswd gtotheunit91 (on 11 February 2022)

Since Sony is releasing more of their games on PC I assume it sold well enough.

  • 0
Zyphe (on 12 February 2022)

With too many discounts, I wouldn't see it not goin 20 Mil. It's constantly on sale.

  • -3
pitzy272 Zyphe (on 14 February 2022)

This is nonsensical. Just about every game except for Nintendo exclusives have frequent major sales and permanent price drops, yet only like 5% of games see this level of success. And that’s not even including the impressive feat of this being a new IP.

  • +3
Giggity_goo (on 12 February 2022)

does that include the free downloads when they gave it away when everyone was in lockdown ?

  • -7
pitzy272 Giggity_goo (on 14 February 2022)

No. They couldn’t call that sales.

  • 0