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Submitted by darthdusty 659d ago | news

Activision: Destiny Will be the Best-Selling Game in History

Activision believes Destiny will be the biggest game in history. (Destiny, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

OpieWinston  +   659d ago
And this is the problem with Bungie signing up with Activision...Activision puts unrealistic pressure on Bungie which better not result into a repeat of what happened to Infinity Ward...The last thing we need is Bungies talent leaving and disappearing for 4 years.

Thank god Activision isn't making any bold claims for Blizzard games.

We all know Destiny will sell well, but we don't know how well. It does have a 10 year plan behind it so if it sells well enough they might suck the game dry.
Soldierone  +   659d ago
Sales is not what made IW leave. What made them leave was the inability to create something new. They wanted to make something other than COD and Activision said no, so the two head guys left and the studio followed. All the money issues didn't arise until the two sides got all mad about the split.

Bungie is signed with Activision to create at least 3 Destiny titles, with expansions in between, and another studio is signed to do the same. (the 10 year plan) So there is really no worry, if Bungie decides to leave they can, Activision only has rights to Destiny, not Bungie.

However there is no denying Destiny is going to be a success, at least the first title. If you have Halo and Destiny under your belt, why would you be denied another IP?
Akuma07  +   659d ago
Where did you read this? I have never heard anything about Activision owning the rights to Destiny. Who is the other developer?
Soldierone  +   659d ago
Activision has rights to anything Destiny related for 10 years. Anything Bungie makes for Destiny within that timeframe needs to be published through Activision.
jamestewart  +   659d ago
So a full fledged unpacked game.. right now that is Mario Kart Wii at 35 mil. I think it's gonna have a hard time even coming close to Black Ops sales at 25 mil.
Magicite  +   659d ago
Its pretty much impossible to make FPS game become best selling game in history.
I might agree if they call it best selling in its own genre, but not among all games.
Rainstorm81  +   659d ago
GTA 5 sold 35+ mil in less than a year.....I seriously doubt Destiny lifetime numbers will catch that game let alone be the "best selling game ever"

But with that said I got mine preordered and can't wait for the beta
cellfluid  +   659d ago
Records are made to be broken my friend!!!!!!!
badz149  +   659d ago
Seriously, Activision?? why the hell do you wanna put this kind of pressure on Bungie? I hate it when publishers think that just selling really really well alone is not enough if a game is not the best selling! Activision do know how much Destiny have to sell to become the best selling in history, right?
3-4-5  +   659d ago
Destiny is one of the few next/this games that I "HAVE" to play.

It just seems to have that certain appeal, at least for me personally.

Same with The Order 1886.

I spent a lot of this gen on Xbox 360 playing a ton of games that in the end aren't that memorable. A lot of filler and "ok" games that were "just enough".

I'm ready for games to make that next level jump.

WoW me like Mario 64 did back in the day...
OpieWinston  +   659d ago
You didn't play a lot of memorable games on your 360(Last gen)?
Ever give Alan Wake / Farcry 3 / Darksiders 2 / Halo 3 / Gears of War 3 / Forza Horizon / Injustice: Gods Among Us / Dishonored / Elder Scrolls V / Fallout 3 / Kameo / Mass Effect / Max Payne 3 / Fable 3 / Etc...
I had plenty of "Memorable" experiences on my X360/Wii and even some amazing games on my PS3. (More of a PS1/PS2 fan)
Alan Wake is still one of THE BEST games I've played to date...It's a full experience and I can't wait to see how Quantum Break plays.
danny818  +   659d ago
All the talk about is money instead of the type of quality and the new experience it will give gamers.
Palitera  +   659d ago
If the game doesnt sell well, nothing to worry. The microtransactions will multiply the revenue.
iiorestesii  +   659d ago
Too bad Halo 2 didn't have a ten year plan. I wish I was still playing that. Other than visuals I feel not many improvements have been made since in the FPS department. I miss the simple, old, 1-50 ranking system of the good old days when matchmaking was based on skill level. Bungie started everything. This will be a historical release.
deadfrag  +   659d ago
To me this game show way better first impressions than Titanfall it actually seems next gen and the gameplay i seen seems way more tackle for greatness not to mention the imense open enviroment and the setting.
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Brazz  +   659d ago
Destiny >> titanfall
Globox2012  +   659d ago
Destiny will not be the best selling game of the year nevermind history. Call of Duty and Fifa will still top it this year. Although I have no doubt Destiny will be great.
Ultr  +   659d ago
I dunno about that, we have to wait and see.
Who would have thought WoW would outsell every other MMORPG when it launched?
Brazz  +   659d ago
destiny will be a very strong IP... but hell there is no way to surpass things like GTA or Mario, they are way too big!
Magicite  +   659d ago
-Foxtrot  +   659d ago
Yeah they would say that....typical

The only thing they care about is money

I hope Bungie don't get b***** around by them as the game grows more successful.

Honestly don't know why they went with Activison in the first place
Sam Fisher  +   659d ago
I wonder too, i mean it looks like ea written all over it, since im so used to activision rehashing so much i thought that since ea(both still shitty companies) is more versitale hence i see bungie more towards ea, or i guess since bungie is using cod money i guess its unlimited resources lmao
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Alex_Boro  +   659d ago
I don't think a new IP can generate sales more than any other game. I think it will do extremely well in terms of sales, but the franchise will need to have a few games so it is well known among gamers and consumers and then we'll see COD or GTA like sales. But anyways, who really cares about sales? I just hope it's a great game and I'm excited.
daedra  +   659d ago
I'm not interested in it, and I know most people I know don't care either. We are all waiting for halo 2 and 5.

Dude I SERIOUSLY cant wait for halo 2 remake, it was my first online game, it gotvme into online gaming, memories as a teen, all I wanted to do was play all day and night, at school I would draw nothing but halo 2 online stuff, my friend and I in art class would be all dumb and talk like elites to each other lmao!!!!!!
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Rainstorm81  +   659d ago
Lol waiting on halo was weird to see since its so old

Edit @above and below
Yea it was just weird to read, but if the Halo anniversary is any indication, the game will be a great remake. I was the same way with both Halo CE using a crossover cable and gamespot pc servers to play online and Halo 2 was my reason for getting XBL...that and Phantom Dust
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iNFAMOUZ1  +   659d ago
So man? Old vs New, it's still about the fun, and thats the history's best online fps game, have respect my good friend :)

it's technically new though cause of the next gen everything just the same layouts.

O wait nevermind I know what you meant lol ya it was weird for me too when I saw it lol
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Akuma07  +   659d ago
It is kinda sad to say the best thing coming out on the XB1 is a remake of an Xbox game......
mhunterjr  +   659d ago
This game will sell well, but it won't do gtav numbers. It doesn't have the same amount of hype attached to it. I love bungie, but this is too lofty a goal
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Ace Killa 08  +   659d ago
Minecraft disagrees.
Metallox  +   659d ago
Wii Sports disagree. How on earth can this game sell more than 80 million copies?
Ace Killa 08  +   658d ago
Exactly!! That's a bold claim to make
4ShotKing  +   659d ago
I doubt it'll be the best selling game in history, but who knows, maybe Destiny 3 will be insanely hyped like Halo 3 was and sell through the roof. Maybe Activision are talking about the Destiny franchise but to expect the first game to sell that well, not expecting that, 10 - 15 million max I reckon.
Lonnie18  +   659d ago
I agree, very doubtful, I mean GTA 5 is already at 33 million sold and it hasn't hit PC or upgraded editions on PS4/X1 lol, if anything GTA is the greatest game in history when it comes to sells.
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MrTimesplitters  +   659d ago
Mario Kart says hello
Lonnie18  +   659d ago
Oops my fault Mindcraft says hello at 42 million confirmed sold lol.
MrTimesplitters  +   659d ago
That is so wrong, last I checked it was at 33 million and Mario Kart Wii is at 35 million selling only on ONE platform. So please do your research next time.
christocolus  +   659d ago
Very bold claims....lets see how it does compared to gta ,cod, bf, sims etc.
Bolts-N-Rays1109  +   659d ago
Wow, pressure much? I'm confident the team at Bungie will put out a fantastic game and series in Destiny, but the best selling game in history? That just doesn't seem reasonable. Destiny does sound awesome though. A hybrid of Halo, Borderlands, and Mass Effect. Take my money.
TRD4L1fe  +   659d ago
And I believe it
diehllane  +   659d ago
Should I assume we're excluding pack-in games when we talk about best selling games?

Otherwise... Wii Sports will laugh for a long time.
Section8  +   659d ago
Highly doubtful.
OutcastMosquito  +   659d ago
I hate assumptions. Just wait and you'll know or sure.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   659d ago
Activision still feeling salty after GTA5 broke selling records.
mediate-this  +   659d ago
Destiny will sell well but it wont be the crazy seller people think. Its not as hype as it should be and its a mmorpg on consoles, i dont think it willl do crazy, but of im wrong then good for bungie.
urwifeminder  +   659d ago
Don't want to buy in case a pc version get announced will hold off a year.
Boogieman401  +   659d ago
More than sir!!
assdan  +   659d ago
I think it will do REALLY well. But it's an unestablished series, it more than likely will not be as successful as other games.

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