When numbers shows, it also shows how successful a game is commercially. Last week, Guerrilla Games’ open-world new IP, Horizon: Zero Dawn, has snatched 1st place of the UK Sales Chart last week.
Great to see Horizon back at number 1!
Are you serious? That's absolutely insane!!!
This game is breaking some records for Sony right now.
This is a good thing as it shows that indeed they need to focus on new intellectual property and that their methods are not as strange as some might think.
This shows that Sony need not worry about being complacent, any Studio could have a diamond in the rough.
Taking risk pays off.
I also say that about Arms as well that game debuting at number two is a big deal for a new IP.
This game has it all.....Game play.....HDR 4K graphics that make you wonder how can it look any better? OPTIONS...OPTIONS...OPTIONS! Also the games art style makes you also say how can it look any better!
Impressive that ARMS on a system that only has a few consoles out came in second. I guess all the people saying it is will have deep gameplay where right.
@indy-agreed. Horizon zero Dawn might be one of my favorite looking games this generation.
Well you would also have to factor that Arms is one of the very few ground up switch games that have been made.
Mario Kart in Zelda have primarily took over, but arms is a game that can only be found on the switch so a lot of people want to check out this never-before-seen type of game.
I'm not too sure how that translates into How deep the game is but clearly it must be enjoyable enough for that many people to purchase it day one, especially for a new intellectual property
HELLL FREAKING YES ! GG IS STILL ON THE ROLL !
Exclusives don't sell consoles though lol. What happen to that speech Xbox fanatics?
I remember Phil Spencer said that SP games didn't have huge impact, but he completely wrong about that. I'm not insulting Phil, but he pissed me off when he just said like that.
Phil is completley detached from reality. And this isn't exactly the first singleplayer PS exclusive to sell high amounts.
He isn't detached he's just trying to downplay their worth because we all know ms are deficient in that area.
Well done to gg for stepping out of their comfort zone and well done to Sony for believing in said step.
Yeah Phil is definitely wrong about that. The older I get the less I want to play online multiplayer. I'm enjoying single player games once again.
Phil says things that he knows his fan base will eat up and repeat ad nauseum until he says something else stupid. After Phil said "ecosystem" that became everything to be die hards. Same with cloud, AR, and now single player games don't have an impact. He couldn't be further from the truth and just shows he knows very little about video gaming.
said the man wasting MS's money to secure timed indie exclusives instead of making new studios or new IPs
I think Phil has been hearing about HALO since the original xbox exploded the multiplayer world with people having LAN parties and all. I think it has kinda blinded him to the fact that most people like a single player campaign and will pay big for it.
Remember FFVII in Japan back in the day it was $90+ in Japan! The list goes on for single player games(not at that price though). GTA anyone? The exception is games like Destiny (only a few big ones). Phil is kinda backwards. Yes there are a few but most people are playing single player games. Even forza and gears have single player and people will not settle for a multiplayer only version of those games.
New IP's like Horizon don't sell consoles, there are 60 million+ PS4 owners, 3 million of them ended up buying horizon, not that hard to believe...
Dude they do sell but dmg control needs to stop.
so tell me what about all that xbox install base that hardly bought any of those exclusives games, hardly anyone bought halo 4 or gears4 and thats xboxs best selling games xD
Then why is the PlayStation 4 at 60 million units and not the Xbox One?
I'm not saying that each individual game is justifying the entire install base but it's very clear the collective of exclusives on this platform is why it's selling more there is no other reason that one system would sell better than the other.
The only reason would be that there's content that is offered on one side that is not offered on the other so what you have to understand is that doesn't actually mean the 60 million collectively all is buying it for Horizon but clearly the combined install base is buying it for a combination of its exclusives and multi-platform offerings.
The likeliness says when you look at services like streaming services or even satellite with Dish Network vs. DirecTV what tips the scales is either going to be pricing or it's going to be exclusive content it's actually not that the content on both platforms is bad it's simply that it would make more sense to purchase based on what you could only have on a platform not what you can have on both.
If you had the choice between Netflix which has every diculous amount of exclusive content versus another service that basically had all the same shows as Netflix but not Netflix is exclusive content you would still side with Netflix.
It's not that Orange is the New Black has 30 million fans... It's simply that if both streaming services are equal besides their exclusive content why would you ever side with something that gave you less content?
I mean look at it this way both streaming services can have the arrow Supergirl and all your favorite CW shows but if one of those Services has a plethora of exclusive content even if you just like one of those shows like House of Cards you've just justify the reason why it's a no-brainer to side with more versus less.
I mean using your stupid logic 60 million owners are not buying any one particular property on any platform like that is Gears of War selling 25 million units? is breath of the wild selling 14 million units on Wii U despite an entire install base existing for that game for years wanting it?
Those new intellectual properties combined collectively are why PlayStation 4 is at 60 million units because you're going to have to explain to me how a system gets to 60 million units having the same thing as everyone else clearly the decision to buy PS4 was based on what they could not get anywhere else
And that's not based on one particular property that's based on a combination of dozens of properties. Sony's exclusives as a whole combined is why they're out selling their competition there is no other reason somebody is buying a system if it's not for games.
HZD sold 3.4 million units in it's first 2 months. Seeing it still be a top seller even after more that 3 months after release, the game will hit lifetime sales of 6+ million easily and the best new IP of this gen fully deserves it. This can't be said about new IP's exclusives from MS.
I Waited for the pro bundled with the game.This game is the reason I gota pro.
Well, it's better than your so called "exclusive". But seriously, you need to stop with that damage control.
Better than my so called "exclusive"?
Wtf does that even mean lol
"Halo 4 grossed $220 million in its first 24 hours of release alone, marking a new record for the series."
I assume you meant Halo 5, in which case a quick google search will show you that is has sold over 5 million copies, but that's not relevant to me like you so wish it was, never touched an xbox controller in my life, funny how I'm using actual logic (which I still firmly stand by) and get downvoted by the masses whereas you're spewing unhindered fanboy bullshit and get upvoted, tells you a lot about the power dynamic here doesn't it
Well, you have your flawed logic. So you deserve get downvote. Put the logical side away and think about what you said. @EDMIX is not perfect, but he has logic and heart than you.
Edit : If you think fanboy disagree with you, think again. There are also people who hate your flawed logic and will disagree with you completely.
Edit#2: By your flawed logic, MS haven't show their Xbox One Sale Units for years.
Halo 1 sold Xbox's. Gran Turismo 1 sold PS1's. Gears of War pretty much solidified the 360. Legend of Zelda rocketed NES to the top coupled with Metroid. Sonic the Hedgehog made people take notice of Sega and Genesis took off.
New IP can and do sell consoles. A game selling 3.4 million in such a short time is a pretty significant number, and if you believe there weren't a lot of people who brought the console for the game, then you are deluded. This was a hugely hyped game, and with the critical success, people are going to be driven to want to play it.
I know one person who brought a PS4 for it, and know another guy who wants a PS4 for days gone.
So, not hard to believe that new IP's do indeed sell consoles.
the thing is that Exclusives only need to have good sales, which is hardly any of xbox games managed to do xD
I like how over the years Xbox Fanboys we're not really that different from PlayStation Fanboys we just get the classic list War every E3.
And then when Microsoft was entertaining PC a lot of the Xbox Fanboys were saying stuff like "well why would they do that? There would be no point to owning an Xbox so they're never going to make Halo multi-platform"
Then Microsoft confirms every title they release is now going to be on both platforms
Xbox Fanboys be like "what are exclusives really?"
With Frozen wilds coming the sales gonna rise more... Happy for GG...
It will be.
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No No i love Aloy :D
Arms is a lot better than it looks.
The game is barebones in its current state.
Not really, like the only thing it's missing is a big budget story but it also doesn't need that. The game is a blast, a bunch of creative modes. And the online system is the best I've ever seen or played in a fighter.
Its a really unique and fun fighting game with a ton of FREE dlc confirmed.
Jesus Sony guys give it a break with the downvotes. We get it playstation is number 1, horizon woo. But people can also enjoy games from elsewhere and they can still be fun like arms
I have to agree.
Or people don't think Arms is worth the current retail price.
@HarryPuttaar I'm trying to say how all the Sony fanboys on this site are annoying. There's so many gaming experiences you can enjoy out of playstation. Where over half the people on this site attack you otherwise. Your woo won't make me happy, being a gamer and not a Sony gamer will though or at the very least not downplay everything none Sony.
@Moegooner88 except no ones albeit a few are saying that. But theirs a few people who will even think horizons not worth full price. If you go to Nintendo subreddits people are very much enjoying the experience
I'm not saying arms is better than horizon but arms is still a fun game
How do you know it's all just Sony guys? I'm going to buy a Switch and I have no plans to buy this game...
It looks very gimmicky
The biggest disrespect I have is your assumption that it's just Sony Fanboys that feel this way as if every single last gamer 100% enjoys this game but sony gamers hate it, I'm sorry but this game is not going to move the equal number of units that the switch has sold.
I'm telling you right now but I'm going to buy the switch and I have no feeling of purchasing this game even slightly.
Please dear God respect everybody's opinion on here without having to jump to stupid conclusions and immature name-calling just because someone disagrees with you.
There's a lot of Nintendo properties I don't care for but clearly there's enough that justifies me buying the system but if you look at the sales of their games it is clear that not all their properties are seen equal to that consumer base as with any other consumer base.
So you need to stop and relax with this stupid Fanboy banter that someone doesn't like this game because they must be a "fanboy" I mean have you not historically looked at some of these obscure garbage games that released from this company?
All you have to do is look at the Wii U and notice that is sold 14 million units.
So the 88 million people that didn't return to this company are "Sony fanboys"?
So when the Wii U sold 14 million units and Star Fox Zero is nowhere near selling 14 million units on that install base so are you telling me that the people who own a Wii U didn't buy that game must be "Sony fanboys"?
I mean let's be honest here, you need to understand that the people who don't like this game simply might just be Nintendo Gamers that don't like this game... Did you just completely ignore that someone could own the damn platform and not like that game?
Seriously don't put yourself in that category of riding the short bus...
This has nothing to do with Sony Fanboys this has everything to do with people who disagree with you.
There are people who disagree with me on the daily and I don't care they have their opinions and I respect them enough to be okay with that they disagree with me because I'm not expecting 100% agreeing.
I could tell you right now somebody who owns primarily PlayStation systems there's a lot of games made by Sony that I personally don't care for. I only played the first MotorStorm game I didn't even buy Driveclub I didn't really care for the infamous series there's lots of games I don't care for by that publisher that doesn't mean that I'm a Nintendo fan boy or a Microsoft Fanboy dear God for once in your life can you understand that Gamers can have opinions even on systems they own.
You've literally gotten to the point where you're so slow you seem to assume that anyone disagreeing must be the opposition you've basically ignored even the respect of the people own the switch in the first place.
If I could own a PlayStation and understand that not all PlayStation series are to my liking I'm pretty damn positive you could understand someone could own a Nintendo system and all their games not be to their liking once again what happened to Star Fox Zero? Dear God what happened to the entire Wii U install base? Did that system sell poorly because of Sony and Microsoft Fanboys? I'm sorry but they're not the 88,000,000 that did not return to that system.
ARMS gets really boring.
Wow.....nice to see it back up there. Such an awesome game.
Damn, Horizon still selling. Sweet
I got HZD for $40 on the PSN sale, I think I got a great deal.
I've said it before, if any game is worth full price it's this one.
But sp games are dying! Best exclusive game of this gen is sp.
First off, I dont agree with the whole "SP player games are dying" thing. But one exclusive game does not represent the success of ALL SP games.
It's not the only SP game that's selling well though: Nier: Automata, Uncharted 4, Persona 5...
And he didn't say that so...
Neither is all multiplayer just because of BF and CoD. Titanfall, sadly a good example.
I'm pretty positive the original poster actually knows that in fact I don't actually think they were ever trying to imply that so it sounds like you're definitely exaggerating their View.
What about the success of a bunch of other SP games though?
Any game can be successful. Whether SP or MP, they both have equal chance to sell well or flop hard. Many more will likely do reasonably well if marketed correctly.
Absolutely agreed I would say my favorite properties this entire generation humble almost all been single players series but at the same time I would say it's also because I don't really partaken as many multiplayer games as I might have 10 years ago.
It is a subjective opinion I know but I would argue that a lot of The Gamers on here would agree that some of their favorite properties have been single-player this generation.
Last generation I played a lot of Call of Duty between Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 2 I definitely played all of the battlefield series and I played a lot of Team Fortress and Left 4 Dead series so I definitely put on a lot of mileage in regards to multiplayer games last generation but this generation I've basically subjected my multiplayer gaming simply to Battlefield as I don't really trust that many series to deliver long-term quality and balancing lol
I'm pretty positive if I give anyone my top 10 favorite properties this generation 8 to 9 are going to be single-player.
Nice to see it still selling well. It deserves to have gamers give it a go. Just superb.
But I was told single player games are dead! Man, wai joo selling Horizon? Waiiiii!?! -shakes fist to the clouds- /s
In all seriousness, excellent news.
Can't wait for the DLC.
Of course. Well deserved. Best game this generation so far.
HZD deserves every sale it gets, it truly is a fantastic game.
HZD is great, really enjoyed it, but now I've completed the main quest and got the good armor I don't feel like going back to it, which is a shame. Maybe the DLC will tempt me back :)
What is Arms?
Good fighting game is what ARMS is
Arms is such a great game. It has a surprisingly high learning curve for such a simple concept.
from what i heard the stats given hint that ARMS sold about 15k copies on launch week. that's kinda low.
A great game deserves legendary recognition.
We sent the right message to developers. A win win situation for everybody.
In some alternative reality: "PS users don't buy their exclusive."
.........................Phil Spencer's worshipers
It deserves it.
Just bought it also, but this isnt a big surprise, the game has been with a huge discount in UK because of e3 sale, i bought mine for 26 pounds, everyone else is just doing the same, still cant wait to get a taste on this game, been waiting a long time for a good discount.
Possibly. But it sold extremely well with 3.4Million already. I guess it's easy to drop the price if you fulfill sales goals (or maybe exceed it?)
Wow, HZD is truly killing it and FULLY deserves it. Easily the best new IP this gen so far. The game is raging critical and commercial success i
3 exclusives in the top 10
B-b-but exclusives don't matter
B-b-but exclusives don't sell
Exclusives ftw !!!
Wow. The game released at the end of February. This is excellent news.