Lol..., i don't know what happens with this game in gaming forums but it's hilarous to me....It shows that people don't really pay attention at all. It happens the same to Ubisoft games like Ghost Recon, Far Cry, The Division, ....There are some games that is fine to shit on them in gaming forums and this is one of them. Days Gone has more chance to sell more during 1st week than Horizon. I'm not expecting the game being better, or selling more in the long run, but it's obvious a lot of mainstream consumers are going to buy this game. Horizon sold 2'6M in its first 2 weeks (counting digital). Days Gone is going to do similar just in a week is my bet, just wait and see...
You got a point. Far Cry 5 and New Dawn are terrible half assed games and still sold a lot. If the game appeals to more people and is better advertised than Horizon it will definitely sell more, even if it doesn't match the quality of other PS4 exclusives.