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Destiny Will Sell More PS4s Than Any Other Game This Fall

Without a heavy-hitting exclusive for the holiday season, Sony will have to rely on a third-party multiplatform game...and that game is Destiny.

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DanielGearSolid2187d ago

Watchdogs was marketed perfectly by Sony, especially for a new IP

If they follow that formula with Destiny, it's gonna be good.

Side Note: I hope they have a marketing deal with Batman and Mgs TPP... Both of those games could've sold a few more copies with some more cool commercials

Abash2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

DriveClub, LittleBigPlanet 3, and PlanetSide 2 are going to sell a lot of PS4s as well this year. Some people will be very disrupted with how they are downplaying and underestimating the PS4's first party line-up for the holidays

DanielGearSolid2187d ago

With the right advertising, anything can be a system seller

SniperControl2186d ago

@DanielGearSolid

Didn't work that well for Titanfall, how many dollars did MS throw at advertising that game.

joab7772186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

Sony is better so far with advertising...but they need to push hard this holiday season. There is a ton to offer.

Id love to see a campaign taking MS head on. Show ir exclusives for the holiday, including Destiny...then a barrage of big 92015x games and then go after the multiplatform games, showing the superior hardware.

All last gen, every multiplatform game commercial had an xbox logo at the end like u could only play it there. This x continue to market the PS4 as a gamer machine, but highlight the fact that u dont buy a PS simply for exclusives but for the best gaming experience. Show CoD, Battlefield etc. running on both...and then these simple words..."You Decide" or " Its in your hands now"

bouzebbal2186d ago

The Last of Us and then Destiny a month later and then followed by DriveClub and LBP3 PS4 bundle.. PS4 will rule king for quite some time.
Then Bloodborne and The Order in February... damn!

mikeslemonade2186d ago

ALso this is going to be the first full year for sports games. NBA 2K and Madden. I think the majority of those guys are going PS4 because they tend to follow what their friends got already.

ravinash2186d ago

@ mikeslemonade

A lot of those sports games will still be selling on the old systems for a little while longer, so it might be a bit of time before that crowd move to the next gen.

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nicksetzer12187d ago

No question, destiny is the most substantial (not to say best, but maybe) title coming to PS4 this fall, and tlou remastered should carry through the summer pretty well also. Just don't see LBP3 and driveclub moving all that many units. Plus that white PS4...

XiYakushijuAkeginuXi2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

Lol that white PS4 looks amazing. Don't be so narrow as to think that it is ugly, because most people would agree the white ps4 looks great

MysticStrummer2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

LBP3 could get fans of the series to buy a PS4, and there are more than a few fans. Having all those user levels to play is a great bonus.

Driveclub could sell a few PS4s because of the PS+ version, if someone sees DC in action at a friend's place or in a store. Even if they don't want to get the full game they can still race with friends who have it.

A well done Planetside 2 commercial could also sell some. It's not a game for everyone but those big battles do look cool, and if they flash "Free to Download on PS4" at the end of the commercial it would work. I have a feeling Sony will time Planetside 2's beta or release to line up with The Master Chief Collection. Not the same day maybe, but close.

Destiny will probably sell the most, but PS4 has other good stuff this fall.

nicksetzer12186d ago

I was saying the white PS4 is awesome...

showtimefolks2186d ago

I could see that but if i was running sony/PS. I would focus on Drive Club, from core to casual gamers, people like playing racing games. Drive Club looks so great and if they market it right than it can sell a lot of copies/consoles

especially in Europe i see DC doing great

Chevalier2186d ago

They are releasing a bundle in Europe.

http://www.thesixthaxis.com...

Should be great sales for Sony as they are smartly targeting their markets well. Driving bundle for Europe and in North America Destiny which will target FPS fans and help with 3rd party relationships with Activision/Bungie.

kratoz12092186d ago

Guilty gear xrd and Littlebigplanet 3 will also boost sales

lelo2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

How the gaming world changed...
Last gen when Microsoft marketed 3rd party games to sell their console, they were criticised. Now Sony does it, it's ok.

Sony is getting away with a lot this gen.

SmielmaN2186d ago

I think MS has turned off a lot of ppl this gen. They appear to be turning it around but they have to sell consumers on the fact they aren't trying to impose their uber controlling business strategy on you (yet) and that their hardware, while weaker than the direct competition, is still a viable choice for gaming. It will be hard and it may force MS to shell out a lot of $$$ for exclusivity agreements. Agreements that will cost them more for xbone because it's roughly half of Sony's PS4 sales. That's going to be difficult for a game company that wants to maximize profits and exsposure. It will happen to some degree but I'm thinking there more than a few developers that saw what happened with titanfall and don't want that to happen to their game. $60 game x 4,000,000 lost consumers (less than half PS4 install, won't even try to show PS3 lost sales) = $240,000,000 in lost sales. I know that there's a few pieces of pie for various outlets in that $240 million but it's still a lot of lost money. With new ip's on a new system at launch time it's like hitting a underhanded pitch. There's not much competition.

Anyways, I kind of jumped around in that comment but I think I provided the point i was trying to make.

PrinceOfAllSaiyans2186d ago

Well Sony has already announced a deal with Batman Arkham Knight, but I doubt MGSV TPP will have anything exclusive to PS4 besides 1080p 60FPS. Kojoma doesn't really do that exclusive stuff no more. And If he does both consoles get something.

Magicite2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

With white bundle, extra content and simply hype surrounding this game, Im quite positive it will become this years best seller.
If Sony got some spare funds, then their best bet is to put them into Destiny and PS4 bundle advertising and doing it hard.

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KingKelloggTheWH2187d ago

Destiny is going to sell insanely well.

If the Alpha was any indication ( it was old code even ) then this game is going to be fantastic.

isa_scout2186d ago

I couldn't agree more. The Destiny alpha was a lot better than most full retail games....I put over 20 hours in it with only 3 missions so it boggles my mind to think of all the time I'll be spending in it when the full game releases. If the alpha is any indication other FPS games releasing after Destiny are gonna have a tough time. I hope COE and BF freakin tank this year....That Hardline beta was EXACTLY like BF4.

KingKelloggTheWH2185d ago

I only put 8 hours into the Alpha, but I missed a day and a half and had plans with the family. I think the real game will easily get 100+ from me.

oODEADPOOLOo2187d ago

Never got to play alpha, just anxious to get a shot to play. That beta cant come soon enough.

leemo192187d ago

I think so too, its been getting talked about a lot ever since the Alpha people can't stopped talking about it. If Sony does the marketing correctly like they've been doing for the ps4 and games it will sell the most on PS4 for sure.

Volkama2186d ago

In the UK at least Sony included Destiny in their TV ads as far back as January, which is not a typical approach at all. It is pretty safe to assume they will push it hard in September and right up to Christmas.

Destiny should also move a fair few XBox Ones as well, because a lot of Bungie's fans will have their eye on the Halo MCC + Destiny combo.

Chevalier2186d ago

I agree my store already has a gigantic window banner saying PS4 is the place to play with PS4 promptly displayed. They did the same with Watchdogs and did extremely well. Just hope our buyers aren't as stupid, we were extremely understocked for PS3/360 customers.

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