In a recent Playstation blog post, Sony have announced that Horizon Zero Dawn is their biggest and bestselling new franchise, after it sold a gargantuan 7.6 million copies worldwide. The news comes on the first anniversary of the release, and as a way to celebrate, Guerilla Games (the company behind HZD) have released a PS4 avatar and Photo Mode theme, available to download now.

Guerrilla’s co-founder and managing director, Hermen Hulst had this to say:

“We had huge ambition for Horizon Zero Dawn and as we approached the launch we knew people were excited, but to see sales of this volume is truly mind blowing. Since launch, millions of players have joined Aloy on a quest to discover the secrets of the old ones. We hope they enjoy playing Horizon Zero Dawn as much as we enjoyed making it.”

It’s unlikely that anyone could have predicted the colossal success of Horizon Zero Dawn before its release. But now, with one year and 7.6 million sales under its belt, we are certain to see more from Aloy and her robo-busting ways in the near future. Perhaps then when the sequel is released, HZD will be the standout title of the year, rather than being overshadowed by other huge releases.

Fancy seeing what all the fuss is about? Check out our Horizon Zero Dawn review here, and our review of The Frozen Wilds DLC here.

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