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.
Awesome! This game is the most fun game by far this gen. Can wait to December!
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Not really. The game may have sold well, but as a Franchise, it will not take off like Halo did because people will not fall to Destiny 2.
I agree, but the future does not change the current score.
the same thing happened with Assassins Creed 1, but AC2 was the best game in the series and sold more. The framework and brand has been set, now its all up to Bungie to improve
Given how many people react badly to those reviews , or shrug it off as useless , it doesnt mean anything so far . The press went crazy on AC1 , and it still became the biggest new ip of its generation
lol funny how Sony fanboys defend Destiny as if it were a PS4 exclusive. I am a PS4 fanboy myself but this game is terrible.
^^^^ Whats even funnier is when people lose an argument and then instinctively roll out their fanboy cards.
No one's is talking about the console except you box heads and you. Destiny is a great game on any platform. Pretty sure you didn't play it and if you did, only for a little like the rest of those dismissive folks. Thought we came a far way from judge something before we even experience it guess that was false. Anyway off topic I'm going to start a revolution. We will still have a balanced system but one that we all agree on...we are going to take the man down! Shouldn't be one man runnin all of us once I'm done it'll really be a democracy "For the people by the people" no more secrets!!!
@MYST don't be so sure. As a franchise WOW has earned more revenue and has done so mostly through expansions. Maybe it won't be just like halo but that has nothing too do with anything except your nostalgia.
Yea Destiny 2 will do great especially if they add more and show it off, hell even you will be buying it, its inevitable
I most likely will. I thin Destiny is awesome. Got 4 hours in and having a blast!
@longcat ac1 is a very good comparison. I liked ac1 just as I like destiny because the gameplay and setting is there. They just need to complete more of the game surrounding the fun gameplay. Destiny 2 will sell fine if they show off some stuff and have another beta for everyone to see the improvement. Reviewers dont buy games, players do, and the people playing destiny like it. Most of the people hating on it now, already were before the release.
Myst-Vearn Halo 4 is terrible, not destiny, although does have some flaws, but really fun & addictive
Still need $175 million to cover up the costs. It will get there but it has still grossly underperformed.
the $500 mil is for 10 years. They didn't get the money day one.
Seriously ? a 10 years long contracted project get already more than half of it's allocated budget in 5 days , and it's underperforming ?
Really?....grossing 325 million in the first 5 days and that's under performance? Try again troll.
You Sir, are an idiot.
I think that 500 million your thinking of was for the course of 10 years.
lol i love how everyone thinks the game is over at level 20. This is the same as Diablo you max your character so the endgame can start and so far I am addicted to Destiny just as much as i was Diablo...if not more
Diablo is a little more forgiving, drops are easier to come by and you actually feel like you're making progress with your gear. Destiny you're just crossing your fingers at the end of a strike that you will get something other than the crap you currently have.
they have stores and engrams. like every level I go up I have new and better gear.
I am still giving this game some time. Most MMO (I know Destiny is not an MMO) games I have played were pretty bad at first. Not for the same reason as Destiny though. Destiny is quite well made from a technical standpoint, but it suffers in Story and content. Still, I am enjoying it the more I play. I think this game will be one where players eventually rate it higher than the critics.
I think people are failing to realise 325 million is nowhere close to games like GTA or COD? :L
This is a new IP - apples and oranges
Are you sure? GTA V development and marketing budget was $265 million. https://www.google.ca/webhp... hehe, i've never linked someone to google results before :P
Sorry I meant the 325 million profit, just had the 500 million stuck in my head :L I was meaning to say that this profit is tiny compared to the blockbusters Bungie want to compete with!
Now I see what you meant - profit.
Yeah I just blanked and didn't proofread :L but yeah everyone making a big deal about how much money it made when in fact it doesn't come close to the big boys!
Game is a 6.5/10 for me.
9.2 for me
9 for me. Really hoping they add more and more and more coz can't get enough!
Not as good as Halo, but has Potential (I'm obviously not talking about 343's Mistakes > Abomination)
Well deserved Destiny is the best PVP i have played and story isn't as bad as everyone thinks still cant wait for the DLC to come out bought season pass.
How is it the best PVP you've ever played? It makes all of the PvE game completely pointless by making levels irrelevant. It's fine as far as a standard MP style game goes, but it's still no Halo in the balance department. I can only assume you haven't played much PvP in MMOs or otherwise.