I answered your question. ?? Who is doing damage control? People trying to say 1 million in the US alone for a New ip is not a big deal, when it is rare on one platform, and a big success...period for a new ip.
I asked a question.
It sounds like everyone keeps getting into damage control over Horizon when it did what? 2.6 million in sales worldwide.
1 Million in the US for a new IP is rare...but now people are trying to say it was expected? LOL sure, looking back at the old Horizon threads no one predicted 1 million in US at launch, no one.
I think the pendulum has definitely swung the other way now. Are you seriously saying that you would be shocked that a new IP did not sell 1 million units? In what planet are new console exclusive IPs expected to sell 1 million during their first month of release. Keep in mind that no previous GG game comes even close.
Zelda did great. It is a fantastic game, it is the better game of the two and sold more copies Switch + WiiU.