The recently released Destiny 2 has already seen some commercial success. The game has been declared to have the largest day one sales ever on the PlayStation Store.
“With franchise pre-order records broken, and record day-one performance on PlayStation Store, it’s exciting to see engagement at the highest ever week-one concurrency for the franchise. “Destiny 2 is off to a strong start as the #1 console gaming launch week of the year to date,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “With the PC version yet to ship, Destiny 2 sets the stage for being one of the biggest video game entertainment events of the year.”
Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said, “We hit some great milestones this week with our community.” He added, “We are blown away that we’ve had eight days in a row in Destiny 2 where we’ve seen more than one-million concurrent players grace our worlds. It’s equal parts inspiring and humbling, and we’re looking forward to showing everyone what’s coming next!”
Already players have voiced their love or hate for the new Destiny. Some are fans of the improved combat and the larger variety of things to do while others argue that there is not enough difference between the first game and the sequel to justify its existence (our review is in progress). Love it or hate it, gamers have embraced it enough to help it break some initial sales records at least.
If you are playing and need a squad to run with, take a peek at the newly formed PlayStation Haven Clan and join up. Also check out our handy guide to Xur’s first appearance here: Destiny 2: Xur’s First Location Revealed