Horizon Zero Dawn Sold Over 20 Million Units
Head of PlayStation Studios, Hermen Hulst, has announced that Horizon Zero Dawn has managed to sell 20 million copies across PlayStation and PC. Those are phenomenal numbers for any game. Horizon Zero Dawn is even more impressive when you consider that it is is a new IP.
Horizon Zero Dawn was one of the best games to come out of the PS4, and that is high praise. The PS4 has some phenomenal games, so Horizon Zero Dawn managing to be one of the best is a testament to just how good it is.
Wow, Horizon Zero Dawn has officially sold over 20 MILLION copies around the world across PS4 and PC! What an incredible achievement @Guerrilla, and a big thank you to our hugely supportive fans!
— Hermen Hulst (@hermenhulst) February 11, 2022
Horizon Zero Dawn managing to sell 20 million copies as a new IP makes me wonder how Horizon Forbidden West will sell. I expect a massive launch, even with it being limited to PlayStation consoles. No PC launch just yet. The only thing that might end up slowing it down is people unable to get a PS5.
Unfortunately, the popular PS5 console remains incredibly difficult to get ahold of. While the game is still launching on the PS4, I imagine more than a few people will wait until they can play it on the more powerful console. With a game like Forbidden West, I wouldn’t want to try and play that on a PS4. Sure, it will technically work, but I don’t think it is the preferred way to play.
20 million copies sold for Horizon Zero Dawn does end up proving the industry was wrong. Single-player games are certainly not dead. Hopefully, we get even more fantastic single-player games for millions to enjoy.
Were you surprised that Horizon Zero Dawn sold 20 million copies? Do you think PS5 shortages will impact Forbidden West sales? Let us know in the comments below!