Destiny has managed to sell-through over $325 million in its first five days, Activision has announced.
So that $500M number was just to retailers?
@ aviator The 5 million was how much this game cost Activision to make.
Aviator was talking about this - http://metro.co.uk/2014/09/... Which is indeed sold-in(retailer)numbers.
Wow they sold over 5 million copies in five days ! , I didn't think they would do it with all of the bad reviews .
you mean 'average to good' reviews?
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.
Why all the hate ? But thats the truth ... You can't handle the truth !
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
what the fack are you going on about?
I thought that too. I thought it made 500 million in a day... Hrmm
Everyone who commented on v for video games' s comment clearly doesnt watch big bang theory.
Big bang was long before my time. I didn't see it either.
Lol. Ya got me!
$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 ?
That was there advertising budget and expenses activision spent on said game
@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...
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.
That is crazy that a game generally panned by critics is still a world-beater. Looks like Hype still works.
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.
To each their own. I think they nailed it, I'm loving it. Very glad I went digital.
I didn't like the beta but I'm enjoying the full game much more.
Critics. Most people seem to enjoy it.
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....
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.
try actually PLAYING IT, then comment.
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.
most (all?) of these sales were before any reviews came out
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.
A 76 Overall (Favorable) on Metacritic (57 reviews) is "generally panned by critics"? ...OK? http://www.metacritic.com/g...
Been play in with a lot of my friends. Its awesome. #thegrindisreal Also, #sorrymissjacksonooohiamforeee ealnevermeanttomakeyodaughtacry iapolagizeatrilliontimes
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
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.
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.