Bit soon to make that kind of declaration. Tomb Raider as a gaming franchise has still sold over 85 million copies as well as made 3 movies. Not good movies but still 3 movies were made lol. Plus, if you ask anyone who doesn’t have a PlayStation who Aloy is, they’ll have no idea. Lara Croft is still widely known.
Horizon is off to a fantastic start though!
Yes, but are those sales to 85 million different people? Or have most of them more likely been to the same pool of 7 million people who bought the first couple Tomb Raider games back in the late 1990s and went on to buy numerous successive installments over the years and decades? After all, successful franchises tend to develop fan bases who do just that.
See what I'm getting at here? The sales of the top-selling installment of a given franchise probably are, in fact, a better indication of the total player volume therein.