Officially just one week away and already scoring excellent critical reception across the industry, the upcoming Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the PS4’s most highly-anticipated games for 2017, with market analysis already predicting strong sales for the open-world RPG from Guerrilla Games.
In a report from the video games market analyst SuperData (via GameSpot), the group predicts Horizon: Zero Dawn to reach sales of up to six million copies by the end of 2017, while expanding that reach to lifetime sales of eight million for the title.
SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen specifically cited several factors pointing towards strong sales for Horizon at launch and over its lifetime, such as the overwhelmingly positive reception that the title has already seen from reviews that have recently been published (with our own review just on the horizon…yes, pun intended).
van Dreunen also added that the title’s release comes at a “key moment” for Sony and the PS4 platform, as it is releasing in a relatively quieter window for new releases and during a time at which new PS4 sales have decreased, leading the platform to rely more on software sales.
This shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise as the title is one of the most eagerly awaited on PS4 this year, with its strong reception marking a good debut for the game when it releases next week, and with Sony clearly eyeing Horizon (and its protagonist, Aloy) as one of the key new PlayStation franchises down the line.
Horizon: Zero Dawn releases for PS4 on February 28th, 2017 in North America, in Europe on March 1st, and followed by Japan on March 2nd.