Horizon Forbidden West Sales Surpass 8.4 Million, Franchise Exceeds 32.7 Million Units
Sales of Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Forbidden West have surpassed the 8.4 million mark, and the franchise has sold over 32.7 million units to date.
In a post celebrating the 20 successful years of Guerrilla Games on the PlayStation Blog, it was revealed that sales of Horizon Forbidden West have surpassed the 8.4 million mark, and that the franchise has sold over 32.7 million units.
According to the PlayStation Blog, the Horizon franchise achieved a new milestone by selling over 32.7 million units globally on April 16, 2023,. While Horizon Zero Dawn played a more major role in this regard, Horizon Forbidden West also contributed significantly, having sold over 8.4 million units. Apart from direct purchases, millions more discovered the series through PlayStation’s subscription service, PlayStation Plus, as well as other initiatives like Play at Home. Reflecting on the franchise’s success, the developers noted that they could never have imagined such an achievement two decades ago when the studio started developing games.
Previously, it was reported that the development budget for Horizon Forbidden West exceeded $100 million, making it the most expensive media production in the Netherlands.
Horizon Forbidden West is a 2022 action role-playing game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game, which is a follow-up to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn, is set in a post-apocalyptic version of the Western United States that is recovering from an extinction event brought on by a rogue robot swarm. With ranged and melee weapons, the player can fight hostile machine creatures in the open world while completing quests.
Players assume control of Aloy, a hunter in a world populated by dangerous, animalistic machines. She explores the mysterious Forbidden West, a post-apocalyptic version of the Western United States that includes the states of California, Nevada, and Utah. The world map is larger than the one featured in the previous game, Horizon Zero Dawn. New underwater discoveries, improvements to combat using the Valor Surge system, free-form climbing, and tools like the Shieldwing, Focus Scanner, Diving Mask, and Pullcaster have all brought significant improvements to exploration.