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Sony said that its consumers have bought more than 2.6 million copies of its PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn in its February 28 release two weeks ago.
The open-world adventure from Guerrilla Games received a high 89 out of 100 score on Metacritic, which aggregated the average scores of 106 media reviews. (Here’s GamesBeat’s review). The sales make Horizon Zero Dawn the best-selling new first party intellectual property launch on the PS4 to date and Guerrilla’s biggest debut ever.
In Horizon Zero Dawn, you play as Aloy, a young hunter on a quest to discover her destiny among the remnants of the ancient past. It’s set in a lush, postapocalyptic world where machines roam the land and mankind is no longer the dominant species.
“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 Interacitve Entertainment 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.”
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“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, in a statement. “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.”
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