The Playstation 4 is clearly one of the most successful consoles in this generation. Releasing in the holiday of 2013, Sony decided to not go too fancy with Cell technology and just focus on just being a great game console. Over the last 4 years, the Playstation 4 has and still continues to sell very well, moving on tens of thousands of units per week.
But one game that wowed critics and consumers alike was Guerilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn that released in early 2017. The open world semi-prehistoric, semi-futuristic saga was so loved by fans, it garnered a Best Original Game Award in 2015 and 2016 by the Game Critics Awards at E3 (games awarded by the Game Critics Awards apply to games displayed at E3, not released games) and was nominated in 8 categories at The Game Awards including Game of the Year.
Now Horizon Zero Dawn can add another accolade: The most successful first party game for the PS4. This is a big thing considering the game has only been out for only a year. As of this writing, a whopping 7.6 million copies have been sold since its launch. It now sits above some well-known Playstation 4 exclusives such as Bloodborne, Until Dawn, and The Order 1886.
Congratulations Horizon Zero Dawn, you deserve all the praise.