Sony's latest role-playing game (RPG) has been selling like hotcakes, at least in the first two weeks after its release.
In a press release posted by PSNewswire, Sony confirmed that "Horizon Zero Dawn" from game developer Guerilla Games sold 2.6 million units globally for the first two weeks since it was launched last Feb. 28. The game was released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 platform and has been critically acclaimed for its "unique world design, wide array of strategic action and fascinating story line."
"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 Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios. Layden also noted that they have created an "exceptional" and impactful game, which can be attested by the fans' reactions, particularly on the number of gameplay hours logged, as well as the number of photos of the game that have been shared.
The game also had the biggest title debut in the history of Guerilla Games, and it is also the best-selling new IP from Sony for the PS4 console. A report from Gamespot also shared the developers' excitement about the initial reception "Horizon Zero Dawn" received both from game 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 Hermen Hulst, managing director of Guerilla Games, in a statement.
Furthermore, Hulst also confirmed that his team has already started working on a story expansion for the game, noting that the story of Alloy, the protagonist, was only the beginning.
Earlier this month, "Horizon Zero Dawn" has beaten Nintendo's "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" for the top spot in the U.K. charts after the first week of launch, according to Gfk Chart-Track.