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BillmadeAGate1257d ago

Guys Destiny's gonna have some comp. Borderlands the pre sequel is next month 😆

Webbyy1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

That's about 8.3 million copies? Nice!

@LazyGoron True. My mistake. But i noticed it's shipped not sold.

LazyGoron1257d ago

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

patsrule3161257d ago

Also, don't forget about limited editions and ghost editions.

LightofDarkness1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

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.

joab7771257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

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.

JackVagina1257d ago (Edited 1257d ago )

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*)

spacedelete1257d ago

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.

Army_of_Darkness1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

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.

domford19811256d ago

Also, don't forget UK, we pay double for everything 😭

Tetsujin1256d ago

I'm part of the $500+ million crowd

fr0sty1256d ago

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.

Benchm4rk1256d ago

@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.

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Magicite1257d ago

so Activision got back as much money as whole project is worth in just one day? Incredible!

spicelicka1256d ago

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.

shysun1256d ago

Last gen only, no way. They dropped the ball on this one, but when borderlands 3 hits omg!

Zero-One1256d ago

Well, I am looking forward to buying them both!

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qwerty6761257d ago

and this is why they didn't want early reviews

the hype level was so high astonishingly high no need to ruin that.

ImHyjack1257d ago

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.

DeadlyOreo1257d ago

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.

tlougotg1257d ago

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.

Benchm4rk1256d ago

"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