Activision sells in more than $500 million of Destiny worldwide during its first day of availability, the company has announced.
Guys Destiny's gonna have some comp. Borderlands the pre sequel is next month 😆
That's about 8.3 million copies? Nice! @LazyGoron True. My mistake. But i noticed it's shipped not sold.
I don't think that's the correct way to do the math (you did 500 mil / $60 = 8.3 mil). This is over numerous countries with different prices and monetary values for the game. Heck in AUS it might be $90 and their currency is stronger than the US dollar. Also there are all the bundles (how many sold out??) I'd say the game sold about... 3 or 4 million copies
Also, don't forget about limited editions and ghost editions.
This is also sold in, which means it's only the amount sold to retailers. Activision have made their money back regardless, but it remains to be seen how many are sold through to consumers. Regardless of the game selling well, I have a feeling Activision have flooded the market just to recoup their investment, and we'll be seeing a LOT of copies of Destiny sitting around on shelves in the coming months. It'll sell a lot of copies, but $500 million worth? We shall see.
Don't forget about the season pass which OS future earnings. Also, as big as Destiny is, it still doesn't have CoD recognition, so word of mouth will be huge for the future of this game. Ill b interested to see how many settle in for the long haul. 99% of ppl havnt hit real endgame and raids havnt released yet so we will see.
None of yous are taking into account the Shipping cost Manufacturing cost Console royalty cut Retailer cut (gamestop, walmart ect ect) Publishers make like 35-40$ per game sold (based off standard edition and US prices only*)
8 million is very impressive. personally I'd rather watch paint dry than play Destiny but i'm still glad its sold well now its on PlayStation platforms.
The best time to invest in a new ip is when next gen is just beginning, kinda like a fresh start plus there is very little competition currently and everyone needs a new game to play.
Also, don't forget UK, we pay double for everything 😭
I'm part of the $500+ million crowd
As far as activision is concerned, shipped = sold (to their customers, the retailers), so they've made their $500 mil back already. Good for them. This game is worthy of the praise.
@Army_Of_Darness 100% Agree. No one in hell I would of bought Ryse if it had come out say 3 or 4 years into a console cycle.
so Activision got back as much money as whole project is worth in just one day? Incredible!
Borderlands is critically acclaimed but it's not a huge seller. And it's only coming to last gen systems, i highly doubt it'll come close in sales.
Last gen only, no way. They dropped the ball on this one, but when borderlands 3 hits omg!
Well, I am looking forward to buying them both!
and this is why they didn't want early reviews the hype level was so high astonishingly high no need to ruin that.
I played it about 2 hours last night it's just not a great game. I'm not haten just saying I expected more like the first time I played Gears of War or Halo or Cod 4, Borderlands,Uncharted any game that made you go wow that's awesome.
I get that feeling with this game though, to me it's a breath of fresh air as it is actually a decent game. Maybe you set your standards way too high, have you thought you may never get that good feeling again, regardless of if the game is good.
I kinda of agree, in fact, the beta although good had me hesitant on buying the game because of the repetitive nature. In the end i bought it along with the glacier white headphones and although i was pissed off i had to redo what i had done in beta, i started to enjoy it. I started playing and by the time i knew it, it was already 2:00 a.m. lol The game isn't the next coming of Christ and it was hyped wayyyy to much but it wasn't a waste of my 60.00 either in my opinion. Maybe the headphones also immersed me into the game because they sound really good.
"I started playing and by the time i knew it, it was already 2:00 a.m. lol" I was the same. It got to about 5am and I had to force myself to turn it off. My kids dont care what time I go to bed. They get up and come wake me up too. I was lucky if I got 3 hrs sleep haha
I like it so far even though i am still only playing the Earth missions on hard level, played through during the beta.
I personally just hope that this doesn't become the trend of this Gen! Throw millions and millions of dollars marketing the game and it will sell regardless. Not knocking if Destiny is good or not, but Watchdogs fell into this same category.
And Brink, and Homefront, and Destiny's twin sister Assassin's Creed 3. Overhyping, removing content to sell as DLC, over aggressive marketing etc etc are here since last gen. Destiny just took the BS to a new level. The game is good. Just good.
How is Destiny's twin sister Assassins Creed 3? Really curious on how this explained.
I understand a lot of people didn't like Brink, but personally, I loved it (after the patch to fix lag). It is one of the few games I got 100% of the achievements, including DLC, and played it a ton. And as far as marketing goes, they also gave it a public alpha and beta. If the game was just hype, we would have had the opportunity to find out. Enough people enjoyed what they played to know it was worth buying, not just the marketing.
Regarding AC3: Absurdly overhyped, took a while to the PR hypnosis to fade away, dumbed down for ultra casualization (as D3 vanilla), incredible story advertised, which turned out to be actually quite boring, only boring characters everywhere, distinct lack of creativity etc. In the end, they're just good games. Not 0.1 above it. - About Brink, as in AC, or Destiny, or Homefront, there's no problem at all at loving these games. I'm just talking about my perception of these, which in certain points relate also to the general public point if view... People hate Dead Island, I love it. Critics hate Deadly Premonition, avid players generally like it. We don't have to agree, but the point about Brink here is that it was advertised (by the companies themselves, not the media) as a contender to COD and it wasn't even finished when it was released. Even after it, it lacked production value and polish. But the deceiving marketing and overhyping is what I was pointing to. - Finally, the demos called alpha and beta (they weren't this, neither of them): We could see the gameplay, but not the major problem of the game: repetition and barebones content to boost DLC sales. I bet everyone thought the 'beta' wasn't 20% of the whole game. Did you?
wait, CK doesnt like the fact acti spend millions promoting a game they spent 500 milion to develope, haha omg, never go into business. haha
It's not about that, it's just going to show you that if you put enough money and hype behind a game you can make it successful no matter what.
So it paid off its whole dev costs in a single day? Jeez, cant wait to play it on PS4 in a few months when i get some free time
this is sold in not sold through (us the gamers) I liked the beta but i expect a crapton of dlc so im not buying it now maybe in a year when a GotY is coming..