Horizon Zero Dawn has become the PS4’s fastest selling new first-party IP to date, shifting 2.6 million units worldwide during its first two weeks of release.
Sony announced the news in a press release issued earlier – which also confirmed that the open world RPG was developer Guerrilla’s most successful launch ever.
Horizon has drawn widespread critical acclaim since its launch on February 28, and it seems the hype machine surrounding the action-adventure RPG has paid dividends for both high street stores and online marketplaces (the quoted figures take into account both digital and physical sales).
Shawn Layden, chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, said: “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.”
Guerrilla’s managing director Hermen Hulst added: “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.”