Yesterday saw the launch of the new Destiny video game from the creators of Halo and Call of Duty.
A new promo launch trailer has been released, which can be watched below, and it's become known the game has sold $500 million worth of sales.
In addition, Destiny is the highest-selling day one digital console release in history and the most successful new video game franchise launch of all time.
I ordered Destiny Tuesday night through the PS4 store and haven't stopped playing since. It's a lot of fun. The scenery is epic (and cosmic!); the story is great; playing is fun, and it's not too hard. Peter Dinklage's voice is featured, and I am pretty sure so is Nathan Fillion's.
“Based on extraordinary audience demand, retail and first party orders worldwide have exceeded $500 million for Destiny,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard in statement. “This industry milestone marks another blockbuster success for our company and demonstrates our unique ability to create some of the most successful entertainment franchises in the world. The success of Destiny, along with the recent introduction of Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone, is further validation of our unique capabilities to create great entertainment franchises from the ground up.”
“Since the beginning, we’ve been confident that our investment and belief in Destiny would pay off. But not many people believed we’d be able to say it did so on day one,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Destiny is officially the biggest new franchise launch in our industry’s history. It’s also the highest-selling day one digital console release in history. We have more confidence than ever that Destiny will become one of the iconic franchises of this generation and Activision’s next billion dollar brand. Most importantly, it’s just a great game which we can’t stop playing. A big thanks to our incredibly talented team and partners who helped make this happen; most importantly, our partners at Bungie.”