Destiny Made Over $160 Million In Microtransaction Revenue In Less Than 2 Years

Destiny has made over $160 million in MTX revenue, and these numbers only account the data from late 2017 to early 2019.

Sgt_Slaughter115d ago

That's extremely low for microtransactions, especially for a game that's essentially designed around it

LucasRuinedChildhood115d ago (Edited 115d ago )

This was back when the game wasn't free to play.

The figures are from November 2017 to February 2019 (1 year and 4 months).

Based on that projection, the MTX revenue for Destiny 2 likely would have been closer to ~$240m for 2 years.

Not sure if premium expansions are included in that figure either although ... I'd hope that they are though and that most of the revenue was for actual content like Forsaken.

People spend way too much money on cosmetics.

Rude-ro115d ago (Edited 115d ago )

Seasons($10 and just got bumped to $12) and dungeon keys($10 each, two a year) are through the eververse(micro transaction) store.
So for those two years, in order to play a season, you would pay through micro transactions.

Sonic1881115d ago (Edited 115d ago )

Bungie Marathon will be worse since it's designed around it as well

Kurt Russell114d ago

It makes me sad to agree... but at the same time I am looking forward to giving it a go. Destiny 2 is so far in, I find it difficult to figure out what I am meant to do first.

buffig115d ago

I think FIFA alone makes over $1bn a year from mtx

anast115d ago

FIFA promotes a worldwide sport. It should make more money than destiny.

CantThinkOfAUsername115d ago (Edited 115d ago )

Let's compare something similar. Apex Legends and its ridiculous $18/$40 skins make EA a billion each year.

z2g115d ago

For as much as ppl complain how much they hate microtransactions, they sure don’t act like it. No wonder they aren’t going anywhere.

spicelicka114d ago

By "people" you're referring to millions and millions of people. Obviously the ones complaining aren't necessarily the same as the ones spending all that money.

Reddrover21u114d ago

It's really just another sign that people who spend their time talking about or complaining about games on the internet are a very, very, small, minority of actual gamers.

People wonder why Sony is trying to bring some multiplayer games under their umbrella? Because done well, those games make money hand over hand.

Gamers love to say vote with your wallet and the masses have voted saying their okay with micro transactions for years now.

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Father__Merrin114d ago

There's millions that purchase MTX and there's nothing we can do about it

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spoonard266d ago

I've been thinking about playing through D1 again before it goes away...

CobraKai266d ago

That’s the sad reality of a game like this. I bought it, invested lots of money, and it can go away at anytime. I still think this was more fun than 2.

jeromeface265d ago

prob because 2 is a grindfest slog

spoonard262d ago

That's the bummer of 'games as a service'.


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