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Submitted by Abriael 154d ago | news

Activision Didn't Say Destiny Will Be the "Best-Selling Game in History" but "Best-Selling New IP"

During the earnings call for investors and analysts held today by Activision Blizzard, the company's CEO Bobby Kotick made a bold statement about the upcoming shooter by Bungie Destiny, but it was misquoted by several outlets, mentioning that he said that he expects it to be the best-selling game in history. The real quote was still bold, but not THAT bold. (Bobby Kotick, Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Bolts-N-Rays1109  +   154d ago
Well, that's more believable.
vishmarx  +   154d ago
thats still smug.
as great as it may be ,the high sales of destiny would be largely due to the fact that its the first fps from halo creators that isnt exclusive.
to a lot of people this is the true halo 4.
i mean same dev
same genre
similar setting (sci fi,planets,aliens and whatnot)
seemingly amaizng online
Eonjay  +   154d ago
But its still completely possible. With a extremely large last gen base and next gen base that is already over 8 million in less than 3 months. It wont be out for quite some time and has more than 500k preorders already. It has no direct competition when it launches and it will be extremely polished by the time it hits.
hellzsupernova  +   154d ago
It's not smug it's probably going to be true it's on all platforms on current gen and last gen, it's from bungie, the game looks good.
mediate-this  +   154d ago
Lol. To you it maybe the true halo 4... Even though master chief or cortana are not in the game and... Destiny is a mmorpg. But yeah its a true halo 4.

What a asinine thing to say, this is destiny, halo is halo, it is who we think they are. Lol
CrossingEden  +   154d ago
You say that this is this is smug yet delude yourself into thinking that Destiny is the true Halo 4, dat logic. -_-
dedicatedtogamers  +   154d ago
I can believe this. Based on the fact that it is coming to more consoles (and coming to the most-popular 8th gen console) I think this has a chance to sell quite a lot. Activision knows how to market a game. They know how to sell a game. People want an online-focused game? I think Destiny will be the first next-gen shooter to really pull it off in a big way.

Plus, it has a campaign and I believe it's playable offline. Always a bonus.
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Einhert  +   154d ago
Do not understand the hype behind this game.

Looks decidedly average.
Bolts-N-Rays1109  +   154d ago
A hybrid of Halo, Borderlands, and Mass Effect is average? What games do you enjoy then?
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hellzsupernova  +   154d ago
To be fair from what we have seen the gameplay doesn't look all that exciting, however the lore and worlds look fascinating and will draw me into this game
14Feb-R  +   154d ago
Don't like halo nor Mass effect. So that shows why i'm not excited for this game but still see why people love it. I'm buying it day one though , i will give it a chance since you can run in this game lol.
spicelicka  +   154d ago
"looks decidedly average"

That's the best thing, it doesn't rely on unnecessary explosive trailers and cinematic footage to show itself off. It looks average but looks don't do it any justice. If you're a big halo fan, and understand what they're trying to achieve here the hype will only come then.

I don't blame you though, try it when it comes out and you'll see what i mean (assuming it's not a complete failure which just isn't possible because bungie is amazing).
chrissx  +   154d ago
I certainly like the looks of destiny more than titanfall
BitbyDeath  +   154d ago
No split-screen co-op no buy.
WildArmed  +   154d ago
was surprised by this choice too.

Bungie has been a big supporter of split-screen in the past (with up to 4 players at a time!)
MysticStrummer  +   154d ago
If last gen is anything to go by, you won't be buying many games if split screen co-op is a must for you.
BitbyDeath  +   154d ago
Single player games with stories are fine. (Like The Order) but if I was to buy a game like this with no story then i'd probably go the division instead.
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MysticStrummer  +   153d ago
Destiny does appear to have a story, but it's hard to say at this point how in depth it is. We'll see.
LAWSON72  +   154d ago
Big Words considering Minecraft has 34 million sales
Muffins1223  +   154d ago
Minecraft is not new ip,came out years ago on pc,its not a next generation ip ...
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LAWSON72  +   153d ago
Best selling new IP, Minecraft is technically a new IP since it still has no sequel
Muffins1223  +   153d ago
So if a game is released 10 years ago but has no sequel its a new ip?Thats your logic right their...
drsfinest72  +   154d ago
im sure titanfall will sell more
LAWSON72  +   154d ago
Considering it is not on PS3 and PS4 I doubt it
drsfinest72  +   153d ago
PC alone would triumph in sales
MysticStrummer  +   154d ago
Hard to say. TF does look very CoDlike and casuals do love CoD so it may sell more for that reason. Destiny looks like a much better game to me, but I'm not a fan of that CoDish style.
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iNFAMOUZ1  +   154d ago
Sure it will, whatever keeps you sleeping at night bub
ricochetmg  +   154d ago
I think it will sell at least 5-8 million.
PaperClichePixel  +   154d ago
Confidence in your product, nothing wrong with that attitude.
SITH  +   154d ago
I am buying it. I have a few friends that plan on owning an xbox one by the time it drops. Everything about destiny looks like win. It is bungie after all.

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