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Horizon Forbidden West has topped 8.4 million sales

This is the first time Sony has discussed the sequel's sales performance.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

May 9, 2023

2 Min Read
A screenshot of Horizon protagonist Aloy preparing to loose an arrow

Horizon Forbidden West has sold through 8.4 million copies in just over a year. The milestone was buried in a studio profile on developer Guerrilla Games that was published on the PlayStation Blog.

This is the first time we've seen any sales figures for Forbidden West since the sequel debuted in February 2022.

According to Sony, the news means that the wider Horizon franchise has now sold through more than 32.7 million units worldwide.

The console maker also stated that "millions" of additional players have been introduced to the series through PlayStation's subscription services and initiatives, including PlayStation Plus and Play at Home.

It's a notable tidbit given Forbidden West was made available to 'Extra' and 'Premium' PlayStation Plus subscribers back in February, which felt like a significant move given the title had only been on shelves for one year (at the time).

"This reception has been staggering, and we’re grateful to the community for the continued love and support for the franchise," said Guerrilla studio director Jan-Bart van Beek. "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."

Sony and Guerrilla have both committed to supporting and expanding the Horizon franchise in the long-term, and a series of job listings posted in December last year indicated that work is already underway on a co-op spinoff.

The unnamed project will reportedly be an online title featuring a new set of characters and is being developed by an internal team at Guerrilla. It will also seemingly employ a "unique stylized look."

With a view to keeping its foot on the gas, Guerrilla recently tapped UK developer Studio Gobo to serve as a development partner on the Horizon franchise.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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