OnlySP: As we edge closer and closer to D-day on September 9th those who are interested in industry trends have to ask themselves: which of the two gaming giants will get the biggest Destiny bump?
Double or greater for Sony because of the white destiny bundle and exclusive content.
the slow summer is about to end, after that the blockbuster games will come one after another, all of a sudden gamers will find themselves with a big new generation backlog, and sales will surge even more, by the end of 2014 PS4 could have an install base as big as 18 million.
Pretty obvious that Destiny will sell better on PlayStation, bigger fanbase, bigger dev support, bundles and timed DLC. It's a no-brainer
I don't know if I'd give Sony 18M by the end of 2014…Then again I thought it would be Oct 1st before it would hit 10M, and I was WRONG. I think it'll be 14.5M-15M by end of 2014. As far as the bump, just look at the WatchDogs bump. With the similarity of timed exclusive content AND bundle inclusion, the "Watch Dogs Bump" clearly went in Playstation's favor. I believe the same will be true for Destiny
18 million by the end of 2014? You must be kidding right? That isn't feasible. 15 million at a push but more like 13 to 14 million
18 million is pushing it. Probably closer to 15 million.
18mil is ambitious, but hey, in january, i thought it would take them a year to hit 10mil, and that was a MASSIVE swing-and-a-miss... so ive been wrong before!
@iamnsuperman PS4 is already over 10 million and August sales not included, it is selling this much without that the big new generation games AND in the slow summer, fall and winter will see sales go up like usual in the industry and the bigger bumb will be the holiday sales, 18 million is expected
PS4 sold 10 million without any true "next-gen" game, it's to be expected that sales continue at that pace in the next few months. With Destiny and the holiday season approaching 15 million are easily achieveable for the end of this year.
@iamnsuperman You think 18m is unfathomable yet you think 13m is more reasonable? The holiday season is a whole different beast than the droughts of the Summer. 16m+ is more likely than 13m. December alone could account for 2m-3m units sold.
It's definitely going to give the edge to the PS4, that white PS4 looks sooo suweet!
Sony has been pushing a million a month pretty much this entire year to date. Given they are already pushing such large numbers will they even have much in the backroom to push out for this holiday? I'm going with 15m due to this.
Glad I bought Playstation 4 Destiny White Bundle. Definitely worth it.
Lucky you just make sure you treat it good and dont scratch it up. Made the mistake of placing my ps3 on top of my ps4 and its scratched so easily.
Yeah, brougth mine home to my parent's house and they had friends over with their new baby. The baby somehow managed to scratch up the glossy surface..Stupid babies :-)
is that the day the white "Gold" Headset is coming out? REEEEEEEAAAAAALY want that!
Not only that, Activision is doing all the TV advertising for the game under the PS4 banner, and all the big trailers and announcements in the trade shows have been on Sony's conference. Activision is basically favoring Sony more now because of both the better sales numbers on the PS4 and cause EA is basically in bed with Microsoft now, with EA being obviously Activision's main competitor. Advanced Warfare is not getting publicized as much for PS4 cause COD has more fans on the Microsoft side, but it isn't getting exclusively promoted on the XB1 either, unlike the previous generation. All I know is that this game is easily this new gen's first big game, it'll become the standard for big releases in the near future. I sure as heck am getting it day 1.
haha , the ps4 destiny bundle and the ps4 version of destiny has been in the top 15 for the past month and a half.and thx1 version has been in the top 15 for 3 weeks. and the ps4 version of destiny is in the top 20 for best sellers of 2014,
Is this even a question, one has a bundle that includes the game the other doesn't.
I'm definitely going with Sony on this one.
"Maybe this will be the game that puts Xbox One on top in the United States where many analysts believed it would be, or maybe Destiny will just help Sony’s star rise even more." I am not sure what analyst said that but the general consensus is that it will move alot of PS4s because of where Sony has positioned the game. A similar tactic was done by Microsoft on the 360 with COD. Like with the 360 in the US the PS4 is expected to benefit the most (sales push wise) with big multiplatform titles
On the other hand, this is also Bungie. There's a ton of hardcore Bungie fans on Microsoft consoles. It'll be interesting to see the numbers of this one.
Totally irrelevant. Hardcore budgie fans will buy the game regardless which platform. If your talking about Microsoft fans who love budgie sure but those numbers are relatively small (looking at figures like console sale trends to which platform has the most destiny pre orders). Destiny has become this big third party game that as gone past the hard core budgie fan base. It is not going to be close. This is the PS4's biggest mover this holiday (that is saying something for a console that has taken less than a year to reach 10 million)
You think those numbers are small on the Microsoft platform? Halo was the top performing shooter from Halo 2, 3 and Reach. MW2 was when Halo lost the top spot. There's a huge following for Bungie on Microsoft platforms, and I'm willing to bet a lot of them have been awaiting Bungie's next big release since Reach. Will it beat PS4's sales numbers? Probably not, but it should certainly sell pretty well on Microsoft platforms. Definitely not irrelevant at all.
Irrelevant since many have switched camps to Sony side and are still thinking of doing so upon the release of this game and others.
Yeah i have alot of friends on xbox excited for destiny.
Well, it's obvious many Xbox fans switched to PlayStation in the US when you consider the popularity of the PS4... I think the Destiny bundle on PS4 will be pretty huge.
White destiny bundle has been doing really well at Amazon and GameStop in pre- orders, I think the PS4 will see the biggest increase in sales. Not saying XB1 won't get a bump as well, but I'm pretty sure PS4 will have September NPD wrapped up with the destiny bundle.
This game is so huge it will benefit all platforms it's on. People from Xbox land are pumped and people in PS4 land are pumped. Bungie is a talented developer and this game will be tons of fun for ANYONE who get their hands on it.
Thank you Gunz...agree that this will benefit all consoles. The PS4 will have the best sales for sure. Also with MCC hitting X1 soon i dont think Xbox owners will have time for Destiny. Btw thats not a jab at Destiny, just saying. Im buying Destiny on PS4 but it will do little to get me away from Halo multiplayer. I dont care how great it is.
Who cares? Those who plan to buy the game will enjoy it either way. Whether it's on 360, ps3, ps4, or Xbox one.
The companies involved care, be they devs, publishers, or console makers. I think we should probably care, too. Gonna pay off my PS4 next week and be ready to fulfill my destiny!
Well personally, I'll be responsible for 3 copies of Destiny. 1) I have White Destiny Bundle pre ordered, I'll put my black ps4 in the bedroom. 2) Digital copy of Destiny for XB1, for myself and my nephew. Gamers are in for a treat, initially I wasn't looking forward to Destiny. But after playing the Alpha on my PS4 and Beta on XB1 with friends, I was instantly sold. BUNGIE has done an excellent job! and although most hyped games this generation has been a letdown, I believe Destiny will deliver and exceed gamers expectations :-) Less than 2 weeks to go...
Just because of the exclusive content and the new color I expect the PS4 to benefit the most from destiny.
Well im picking up a ps4 for the destiny bundle (real glad i held off from buys at launch XD) its gonna look real nice next to my Wii U :)
Downloading it right now on x1.. I think the biggest question will be.. Will destiny make people jump to this gen? Still lots of customers up for grabs..
I'm bumping Sony by one with my glacier white bundle purchase
+1 for me too. 12 days! I'm glad I waited it out since launch in November 2013. I'd originally planned to pick up a PS4 with Watch Dogs and Drive Club, but when those games were delayed I decided to wait. Now I'll be able to pick up Watch Dogs for cheap and as for Drive Club I'm going to test out the PS+ version first.
PS4 - Obviously, this will get the largest boost. If anyone is even considering a PS4, that Destiny bundle is impossible to pass up. XBO - It will get a decent boost that may put it ahead of the Wii U for a couple of weeks. PS3 - Not a massive boost, but a boost, nonetheless. 360 - Probably a larger boost than the PS3 due to the fanbase, but maybe not enough to outsell the PS3 worldwide that week.
It's obvious that the PS4 will see the biggest bump from Destiny, but that doesn't mean the Xbox One won't receive a considerable boost as well.
the sad thing is the WiiU will get no boost for Destiny, even though the game can clearly run on 7 year old hardware... really wish Nintendo had pushed for it to come to them, its not overly violent, and could have helped keep the WiiU in 2nd place... however, i think the x1 is about to pass it with the release of Destiny, along with other heavy hitters this holiday. I guess the big N have a few killers coming out too, so its still anybodys game, but...
I'm wondering if Destiny will be the new game to hate after it succeeds. Everyone will love it now that it's brand new. Once the sequels starts rolling in . . On a positive note, I hope the game does well across all platforms.
I am really excited to see the reception for it, I hope it gets great reviews.. it looks really good.
The only reason i'm not getting it is because of no local co-op. Hopefully the sequel will and i'll be all over it then.
I personally think Destiney won't give any boost as the game is getting some massive over hype (from a huge paycheck from Activision), and the beta received some luke warm responses. If it does sell well on the new consoles it will only be because it's a new game for the new console crowd to play. But there is nothing interesting about this game at all. And once that Advanced Warfare hits...well lets just hope Destiney will have some dedicated players to still keep those servers warm.
It bodes well for ps. The xbox crowd will be there but 343 has filled the bungie roll very well. Plus Bungie hasn't exactly been communicating with xbox fans , they are really honoring their deal\relationship with sony hardcore.
It will sell more on PS4 due to 2:1 install base advantage. It will probably sell only 50% more because it is an online FPS and X box fans love those. It will also increase PS4 sales more, But Again By 30% or so because the PS4 demand is more satisfied vs X box with 2x install base.
Both platforms will get a boost from my 2 copy purchase. So I win in a way , one copy allows me to receive all exclusive content, the other allows me to hunt for achievements and play with friends. A win win if I say so . Lol
I am holding off on Destiny for a few weeks. Played them demo and it was fine but not overly impressive. Will wait for reviews and gamer's feedback on its staying power.
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