Sony’s latest intellectual property is both a critical and commercial success, and honestly, I’m not really surprised. The game released a little over two weeks ago exclusively on PlayStation 4, and we loved it, here’s our review. Sony released a statement saying the game has sold 2.6 million units in just 2 weeks. For comparison sake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (one of Sony’s most popular flagships franchises) has sold 8.7 million units in total since it released last year.
A statement from a Sony PR representative follows:
“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.”
I’m personally super stoked about Horizon Zero Dawn’s success, as a sequel has most likely already been green lit by Sony. Did you get a chance to play Horizon Zero Dawn yet? If so, check out our spoiler-cast below!