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Horizon Zero Dawn beats Zelda to No.1 in UK ( PS4ís biggest ever new IP launch)

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vizigoth said:

#4 "doesn't have multiplayer" Lamest most overrated excuse ever. Had good game had multiplayer this first time around most likely something else within it would have failed, graphics, story you name it. Does Zelda warrant multiplayer? 

Instead of calling something lame, how about you just state why you disagree with it? Plenty of people have stated that they buy multiplayer games at launch because if they wait too long, everyone else will get better by the time they do or in some cases the community won't be very active. It's the reason so many people want to buy COD at launch. Plus, that was only part of the reason I gave.

But sure, call it lame or whatever you want. Just because you don't agree with it, doesn't mean others don't buy games with that in mind.



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The Fury said:
Kinda makes sense. 2 days extra plus available on a load more consoles as Zelda would be limited by people having to buy the console as well.

I've seen the Horizon advertised more too, Zelda is only really advertised at the end of the Switch advert.

You do know Zelda is available on the Wii U as well right?



Peh said:

Guess which console has the bigger user base at the moment.

 

54 million customers on PS4 vs 13 million on Wii U and less than 2 million on Switch.

So,  who can sell their software the most?

So by that logic, Wii U version should sell more than the Switch version right? 



Ka-pi96 said:
bananaking21 said:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-06-horizon-zero-dawn-is-sonys-biggest-ps4-franchise-debut

 

my source. 

 

i am also looking for where i saw Destiny numbers for its first week. cant seem to find it. 

 

edit:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=231560482&postcount=66

 

here, UC4 = Destiny

the original article probably forgot to mention that its the biggest new IP launch from Sony, not in general. 

ah, well then assuming the writer of the MCV article is wrong... that's much less impressive. It's competition for that title is now... No Man's Sky & Knack?

Well, No Man's Sky actually had a pretty strong first week. Also Bloodborne, but that didn't have a very big first week in the UK iirc.



Kane1389 said:
Peh said:

Guess which console has the bigger user base at the moment.

 

54 million customers on PS4 vs 13 million on Wii U and less than 2 million on Switch.

So,  who can sell their software the most?

So by that logic, Wii U version should sell more than the Switch version right? 

No, not necessarily. Twilight Princess sold on Wii 7 times more than on Gamecube. 

Same will happen with the Wii U. It's dead.

 

Most people will ditch the Wii U and move on to the newer console and get the game there. It's what I did and what other users on this board also did.

 

Horizon on the other hand is a PS4 exclusive.



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Happy to hear this, for me Horizon Zero Dawn is the most interesting, cool and fresh looking new IP Sony has ever put out, glad to see it do well in sales and i do hope it becomes a franchise but i dont want a sequel until at least 2021 or 2022.



zero129 said:
Tmfwang said:

But both was reviewed highly and many (including my brother) bought these games. I haven't seen any ads for either of the three games.

Out of them 3 games its still clear what the bigger more hyped game is.

Anyway im just really amazed by how many of Sony fans are excited by Horizon outselling Zeldas 2-3 days on sale when that should of been clear all along.

Clearly the console with the bigger install base is going to sell the bigger amount of games.

But the PS4 will likely always have the bigger install base and by that extension of logic then Horizon will sell better than Zelda lifetime which is contrary to what many of us thought which is that ZBotW was going to sell better overall than HZD.  Personally I still think Zelda will leg it out in the end unless the switch crashes and burns. 

 

Good for Horizon, I'll probably pick it up when it gets cheaper and when I'm done with Zelda.



The_Yoda said:
zero129 said:

Out of them 3 games its still clear what the bigger more hyped game is.

Anyway im just really amazed by how many of Sony fans are excited by Horizon outselling Zeldas 2-3 days on sale when that should of been clear all along.

Clearly the console with the bigger install base is going to sell the bigger amount of games.

But the PS4 will likely always have the bigger install base and by that extension of logic then Horizon will sell better than Zelda lifetime which is contrary to what many of us thought which is that ZBotW was going to sell better overall than HZD.  Personally I still think Zelda will leg it out in the end unless the switch crashes and burns. 

 

Good for Horizon, I'll probably pick it up when it gets cheaper and when I'm done with Zelda.

If Zelda had sold more than Horizon would have said otherwise ..... "It is clear that a new IP can not compete with a saga like Zelda"



Some people are losing it. Let's see if we can make some sense of it all.
Install base argument favouring Horizon sales over Zelda is a fair assumption but we must also remember the 'low' Zelda sales is caused by 'low' Switch sales. For instance, Shadowfall sold twice the amount of Zelda in their launch weeks. So we can't really blame it being a launch game especially when it's one of Nintendo's biggest exclusives that's expected to push consoles. So now we have to answer if Zelda failed to push Switch or if Switch failed to push Zelda. Buuuut, we then have to apply context. PS4 launched in an very busy month of November while Switch launched in a relatively much weaker month. Personally I think both Switch and Zelda sales are Ok but lower than I expected.
These are only a few days of sales so we shouldn't be predicting failures. I also think Zelda will have better legs than Horizon.



zero129 said:
Lawlight said:

First, this is the UK, not worldwide. Secondly, there's a lot more competition on the PS4 than on the WiiU or Switch.

What other big hyped games was launched on PS4 the week of Horizon?.

I see that people already responded to you.