Destiny sold over $500 million on its first day, making Bungie’s highly anticipated shooter one of the most successful launches for a new franchise.
It is important to note that copies were sold to stores rather than consumers, however this is still an impressive number. Destiny is not only the most successful new franchise, but it is also the “highest-selling day one digital console release in history.”
To put this into perspective, Grand Theft Auto V made $800 million its first day. Activision has yet to reveal how many units were sold.
Destiny is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
It is not surprise that Destiny is a success, after all the hype and anticipation it garnered. However, I want to know if Destiny can outsell Watch Dogs. Early this year Ubisoft revealed that Watch Dogs was the fastest selling new IP and I want to know if Destiny can beat it.
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