Activision CEO Bobby Kotick revealed Friday the tremendous success of "Destiny," the publisher's recent release, was made possible by consumers choosing to buy the game in digital format.
It's also the subject of the internets wrath.
and also the subject of gamer fun
exactly. there are dozens of people complaining about it online, and millions having fun playing it... sounds like a success to me, and im having a blast with it. maybe its cause i have friends to play it with?
And subject of denial.
There is nothing wrong with enjoying a game, any game really. but I do not remember the last time that a game with such overwhelmingly bad critical review (scores) has sold so many copies, and their fans is so delusional that they deny the quality of the game. There are so many clues: a) not providing the game for review early b) extremely soulless world in the beta (which proves the final game is exactly the same) c) professional critics from major site are giving the game 60-70 Instead we are getting people that are in denial and sadly if this continues we will get a flood of low quality games that will sell well. Welcome to the future of gaming!
I have 1 friend too play with. When we play the game is so much more fun. Other than that its not fun.
Sales numbers would help.
This game will keep on giving. I believe Bungie has a LOT in store for us and this is just the tip of the ice burg. Hope Im not wrong. Im at level 21 and very addicted. Great job! Congrats!
I really wish Microsoft would implement the retail/digital format for some of us that would prefer it. I'm buying digital, but I would rather buy retail, install, and not worry about putting the disc back in. Does anyone have a "No CD" crack lol. My options now are to buy digital, then buy retail when the games are 10.00 and under just to add to my shelf/collection.
But then u could just sell the retail copy....Microsoft and sony ain't got time for that shiz....
That has so much abuse case potential it's not even funny.
Im sure it was;since Activision wins more money by ripping gamers with the overpriced digital version than with the physical disc edition!But please stop overreacting on the sales of the digital version because im pretty sure that they didnt surpass the pysical ones unless demand was not met by Activision IN ORDER TO PUSH FOR DIGITAL OVERPRICED SALES! Too bad for the people that got this game digital due to the overhype and end up not liking it,digital cant be resale or trade!
All publishers rip off gamers with Digital games.
I wonder how Activision is going to react to the criticism of Destiny's over-promising and under-delivering? They had the best game launch ever (especially being a new IP), made 500 million on launch day, yet the game is not the end-all-be-all. Will they double-down and have faith that Bungie will improve the current game's content and strive for an even better, feature-filled sequel, or will they not force Bungie to improve Destiny 2, knowing that it will still sell millions, in spite of the first game's somewhat lackluster content? Or even bail on the series all together? I'm kind of concerned about Destiny's future. Don't get me wrong - it's still a very decent game, but I feel like I was promised an amazing filet mignon, but got an under-cooked and over-priced tenderloin.
I trust Bungie will take the criticisms Destiny is getting, and they will improve on it on the future Destiny games, they dont need Activision to push them to do anything, they will do it.
Also, I am level 22 yet i have only played 2 crucible modes, 2 strikes, only explored 2 planets, semi fully explored one, yet people dare say the game lacks content?? Other games have far less content yet get less criticism than this game is receiving and honestly its not fair to Bungie. I know for sure this game will keep me occupied for months to come. Atleast until The Witcher 3 and or Bloodborne comes out.
I know right. A game like Halo can be completed within a couple of hours and still get universal praise, yet this provides you with at least around 20 hours and apparently there's a lack of content. Anyway, thoroughly enjoying this game. Completely disagree with a lot of these lower review scores.
Good point. I think the game will be forgotten by the vast majority of players who bought in day 1, simply because the game turned out to be pretty mediocre. They flubbed the first game, burned a lot of early adopters by over promising and not delivering, and it'll be hard for them to keep this going like they want it to if the community just fades away out of boredom.
Everyone I know that has the game has been enjoying it. It's a solid game and there's tons of stuff to do. I'm at level 19, most of my friends playing are 20 or higher and were all grinding trying to get prepared for the first raid coming soon. Destiny is a fun game, and the PVP( while nothing special Is also fun). It's even more fun when your playing the game with friends.
So, the game sold more digitally than physically. Plus, now that we can pre-load certain games digitally things have become even more convenient. the only thing stopping me from going fully digital is the ludicrous prices. Mixed reviews or not, they've made their money . . without me :D.
your a fool. with discs you can resell or trade and even borrow to a friend but with digital you are stuck with it with no resale value. with discs you can at least get some of your money back. i rarely replay a game so once i finish a game or stop playing it then it goes straight back to the shop for some money or trade in towards another game.
Medals in the post.
The game is great, I think this is the moment that proves without a shadow of a doubt that nobody cares about pretentious reviewers or opinions of self proclaimed "hardcore gamers".
Some people will lose a great game because of shitty sites like Gamespot and Polygon, well, they deserve each other.
now it proves gamers are overgrown kids who fall for adverts and hype.
So we're lying when we say we're really enjoying this game? I wasn't actually going to get this game because I thought I'd be disappointed but I'm glad I did. Worth every penny.
It goes to show that in the end, it's the mass market that'll decide whether or not the game is a success.
That is the problem with this new preload of preordering digital content. Sure You get to play it right at 1200 am but at the expense of no refund or trade in value if the game stinks. Glad I am sticking with physical copy as I can get at least $40 back for Destiny. Publishers are finding new ways like paying off reviewers from posting reviews of the game on time and suck customers dry with this new preload digital trend.
The convenience of digital is the main draw, nobody wants a bunch of disks all over the place anymore. Reviews, well reviews only matter to some people anyway.
digital is a money pit. i'd rather have disc clutter than lose money on something i technically don't own.
Spacedelete, I completely agree. A digital copy of a game is nothing more than an IMAGE of the game. An Image than can disappear at any moment.
I've never traded in a game in my life, and I'm in my 30's. I'd give it away before I trade it in.
I would never buy a digital game
Whether you like it or not, digital is the future.
The game is mediocre. I can't believe so many buy it blindly. There's a $40 season pass...makes me shake my head at dumb people getting suckered into such crap. Destiny will played about a couple months and forgotten like Tiftan fall. You'll be reading about Destiny 2 next march talking about all of the problems of the current hype train...meet call of duty/ madden syndrome.
I'm starting to wonder how many articles can be manufactured for ONE game? seems a little overblown to me.
Its also going to be the biggest disappointment. I am astounded by how this game actually turned out. Tells you what extreme marketing can do.
Enjoying game so far, put a lot of hours into it and feel like I'm only just scratching the surface.
Too bad it's the biggest disappointment of the year;Destiny craves for mediocrity
obviously ............. is that why you are commenting ? you and the other 25 people across the globe who hate the game can feel better for knowing how mediocre the rest of us are
Destiny is no where near being mediocre like Ryse. I think some people need to understand what the word mediocre means before they use it. Excellent Above Average Average Below Average Mediocre Rancid Turd Destiny is Average to Above Average, it certainly isn't one step above a rancid turd.
Well done activision you got everyone again kudos to the master trolls.
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