Although Days Gone on the PC launched to average reviews – Andy gave it a 63 when he took a look – yes a pretty strong launch week. It was the best selling game on Steam that week, with 27,450 simultaneous players over the weekend and a positive score of 92%.
That wasn't enough to beat Sony's other PC company, Horizon Zero Dawn (thank you, VG24 / 7). Despite being a much worse port, with low performance and glitches that caused the game to initially launch to mixed reviews from Steam, Horizon nearly doubled players during its release week. He hit a bit simultaneous of 56,557 in his early days, though he took a rather steep nose afterwards.
Of course, just the numbers don’t mean that Days Gone’s release was “worse” than Horizon’s, but sales are sales. It’s also worth noting that Steam reviews for Horizon were much lower at launch and had an overall 80% positive score.
Although Days Gone sales have been a bit slower than that perhaps director John Garvin would have liked it, it is impressive that both games currently stand at 92% for recent positive reviews on Steam. Both have worked well, and their decent sales and positive reception can only be good signs to get more exclusive Sony games to PC in the future. Now, can we have Bloodborne next?