One Year On, Horizon Zero Dawn Has Now Sold 7.6 Million Copies

One year ago today (in the US that is; Europe still had a few more days of waiting to go), Guerrilla Games’ brand new IP, the action RPG Horizon Zero Dawn, was released to critical acclaim and quickly garnered the reputation for being one of the best video game releases of 2017. Now, on its one year anniversary, Sony have today announced the game has sold a total of 7.6 million copies worldwide — making it officially the best-selling new first-party IP on PS4.

“We had huge ambition for Horizon Zero Dawn and as we approached the launch we knew people were excited,” Hermen Hulst, Managing Director and co-founder of Guerrilla, explains. “But to see sales of this volume is truly mind blowing. Since launch, millions of players have joined Aloy on a quest to discover the secrets of the old ones. We hope they enjoy playing Horizon Zero Dawn as much as we enjoyed making it.”

It’s an incredible achievement for a studio whom previously had been relatively confined to iterations on a singular IP, Killzone, but if the initial intrigue generated by the game’s first unveiling back at E3 2015 was any indication, it looked like Guerrilla were certainly onto a winner with what was a brand new IP and indeed genre for the studio to tackle. Needless to say, Horizon Zero Dawn has proven itself to live up to the hype, earning accolades and even some high positions on many critics’ end-of-year lists. You can read up on our review of the game right here.