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aviator1891070d ago

So that $500M number was just to retailers?

VforVideogames1070d ago ShowReplies(9)
iiorestesii1070d ago

@ aviator The 5 million was how much this game cost Activision to make.

Kayant1070d ago

Aviator was talking about this - http://metro.co.uk/2014/09/...

Which is indeed sold-in(retailer)numbers.

AMZSS1070d ago

Wow they sold over 5 million copies in five days ! , I didn't think they would do it with all of the bad reviews .

gillri1070d ago

you mean 'average to good' reviews?

aviator1891070d ago

Well, most of the reviews hit the webs days after its release, so we won't know the full impact until a few weeks in.

AMZSS1070d ago

Why all the hate ?

But thats the truth ... You can't handle the truth !

Dontworrybhappy1070d ago

I just sold my PS4 so I could pay the premium on my phones insurance. GameStop only gave me 220 in cash, feck in bs

Loktai1070d ago

what the fack are you going on about?

Tedakin1070d ago

I thought that too. I thought it made 500 million in a day... Hrmm

BX811070d ago

Everyone who commented on v for video games' s comment clearly doesnt watch big bang theory.

BitbyDeath1070d ago

Big bang was long before my time. I didn't see it either.

3-4-51070d ago

$500 Million, is for THE ENTIRE SPAN OF THE GAME.

Not just the initial launch game.

People really STILL aren't smart enough to figure that out yet ?

Jazz41081070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

That was there advertising budget and expenses activision spent on said game

wsoutlaw871070d ago

@jazz4108 no it was not. Its funny how misinformation spreads. Destiny franchise has a 10 year plan. They didnt spend 500m on this game. http://www.gamespot.com/art...

aviator1891070d ago

huh?
I wasn't talking about the budget.
Days ago, activision reported that they sold $500M worth of destiny copies in the first 24hours. That's why I was wondering about this #325M in a week figure.

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SteamPowered1070d ago

That is crazy that a game generally panned by critics is still a world-beater. Looks like Hype still works.

longcat1070d ago

Actually, the Beta worked. People liked what they saw. I didn't, but i don't dictate the tastes of the planet.

They know their audience.

BattleTorn1070d ago

To each their own.

I think they nailed it, I'm loving it.

Very glad I went digital.

Allsystemgamer1070d ago

I didn't like the beta but I'm enjoying the full game much more.

WeAreLegion1070d ago

Critics. Most people seem to enjoy it.

GodGinrai1070d ago

To be fair though, it not a bad game. It just came up short, in some places. I think it will be a rcher game over time (and DLC/updates), but for now....

Regis1070d ago

What people need to know is that Bungie will release events for this game especially story missions.

If you don't know what I'm talking about here

http://www.bungie.net/7_Des...

If you see the queens mission its outlined in a yellow line which if people played Destiny it's a story mission.

demonicale1070d ago

try actually PLAYING IT, then comment.

user3672721070d ago

I did....traded in my copy to Gamestop 2 days ago. It is just an avg game at best with too much repetitive gameplay and a very shallow and bland story and Universe.

aquamala1070d ago

most (all?) of these sales were before any reviews came out

user3672721070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

Bingo! Activision did say it is the highest pre-order new IP in history and the reviews were held back so people didn't get a chance to cancel it before knowing what product they are going to get. I sense a big dropoff in the second week with tons of used copies in Gaming stores aka probably morso than Watchdogs.

TheDude791070d ago

A 76 Overall (Favorable) on Metacritic (57 reviews) is "generally panned by critics"? ...OK?

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

Dontworrybhappy1070d ago

Been play in with a lot of my friends. Its awesome. #thegrindisreal

Also, #sorrymissjacksonooohiamforeee ealnevermeanttomakeyodaughtacry iapolagizeatrilliontimes

Kribwalker1070d ago

I wonder if they will count the digital old gen new gen free upgrade as a game sale as well? Easy way to boost sales numbers

generalthadeape1070d ago

I think this "hype" may come back to bite Bungie in the ass because a lot of gamers have traded in their copies of Destiny already and that means less potential for buyers of the DLC coming soon.

As far as future sales of the Destiny franchise goes, I for one will be quite hesitant to simply go full retard and buy that game sight unseen-- did it once & it's not going to happen again.

So, although it looks like Bungie has done well gor themselves at present time as far as sales goes, we just can't be too sure of the longevity of this title yet-- it really could go either way for all we know.

wsoutlaw871070d ago

surprise, critics dont matter. They gave out a beta for people to try and who cares about critics if your friends say its a good game.