Guerrilla Games’ Horizon franchise surpasses 32 million total sales

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Developer salutes the Queen of the Machines

Guerrilla Games has announced that PlayStation sequel Horizon Forbidden West has surpassed 8.4 million copies sold since its launch back in February 2022 — This number, as noted in an anniversary post on PlayStation Blog, brings the total sales of the fantasy franchise to an impressive 32.7 million units.

The 32.7 million copies of Horizon Forbidden West, its 2017 predecessor, Horizon Zero Dawn, and VR release Horizon Call of the Mountain are defined as “sell-through”, as in, actually sold to customers, though Guerrilla adds that “millions more” players have enjoyed Aloy’s adventures via subscription services, such as PlayStation Plus, or via Sony’s Play at Home scheme, which offered Horizon Zero Dawn free of charge to all PlayStation owners during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All told, it’s a milestone we never imagined possible twenty years ago when we first started making games,” says Guerrilla Games director Jan-Bart van Beek. “This reception has been staggering, and we’re grateful to the community for the continued love and support for the franchise. We Guerrillas feel lucky to witness that support every day: we share community fanart and the cosplay. I want you all to know we are completely blown away by your enthusiasm.”

Van Beek also took the opportunity to confirm recent whispers that the adventures of Aloy, The Nora, and The Machines are set to continue in future releases. The recent Burning Shores DLC saw Aloy meet new friends, allies, and perhaps even a little more as she explored the overgrown ruins of Los Angeles, and no doubt the positive reception to the Horizon franchise — not to mention the big bucks it has brought to Team Sony — will ensure that we’ll be seeing much more of this wild ‘n’ wonderful world.

Horizon Forbidden West is available now on PlayStation platforms.

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