Despite being a brand new IP, Horizon Zero Dawn might carry out simply as impressively as heavy hitters comparable to Uncharted and Metal Gear Solid.
SuperData, the analysis and analytics agency, has printed some beneficial predictions for the gross sales of Horizon Zero Dawn. According to the corporate, the brand new IP may have gross sales numbers that rival these of different huge franchises comparable to Uncharted and Metal Gear Solid.
“Based on our initial observations we believe that Horizon Zero Dawn can sell around 4-6M units by end of 2017, given its early in the year release,” stated SuperData analysis CEO Joost van Dreunen (by way of MCVUK). “Lifetime sales will likely be around 6-8M, which puts it in the same category as Uncharted 4 and Metal Gear Solid 5.”
Van Dreunen attributed a few of this to the the many excellent reviews the sport has been getting this week, which creates anticipation for launch day.
The analysis CEO additionally praised the discharge timing, calling it a “strong strategic move” on Sony’s half to extend hardware gross sales for the console, which the report notes have been “softening”.
“Now that we’re within the second half of the present console cycle forces Sony and its rival Microsoft right into a value battle for the extra risk-averse shoppers that usually enter the market at this stage.
“And the discharge of the Nintendo Switch in early March will additional improve the strain on Sony to stay the platform of alternative for the present gamer technology,” added Van Dreunen.
Horizon Zero Dawn releases February 28 in North America, March 1 in Europe and the UK.