Numbers are in and it’s not looking too good for Destiny 2

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Destiny 2 is off to a great start but it’s not the start that many expected. While we’ll have to wait until October to know NPD figures for the United States, in the meantime the United Kingdom sales are a good indication of how the game is doing. Well, the good news is that it’s the country’s biggest retail launch this year. The bad news is that sales are down nearly 60% from the original Destiny. Many gamers had issues with the original game, in particular its story and expensive expansions. The negative press associated with the game probably led to less people buying the sequel in the country. Usually the same applies to the United States but you never know.

According to figures, Destiny 2 sold 175,000 in the United Kingdom on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 during launch week. However, that’s a massive decrease from the 417,000 units its prequel sold on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2014. Definitely shocking but not really surprising. Bungie lost a lot of customers with the pricing of the game and how it denied content to Xbox One owners. Hopefully as the weeks and months go by, Destiny 2 will regain some of those consumers because it’s much better than its predecessor in every way. Only time will tell though. We all expected a decrease in sales but didn’t expect it to be this severe.

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L33t-Ninja-MuchPosted:

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-Silky
Craig D2 was destined to fail if they didn't spice it up over the first one. Which I don't think they did enough.


I agree here - there's too much of similar content with the gameplay and the overall feel of the game so much so it feels like the first.



The game is extremely different then the 1st. What do you expect an entire different game?


Honestly yes it would have been a start

MeowersPosted:

Not to start a console war, but when Activision switched over to Sony it all went downhill. I get it's only exclusivity and competitive features of their games, but it is clear that the quality has decreased consistently.

MickersPosted:

Not looking good at all. Might pick up after a few updates an what not.

Two_FacedPosted:

-Silky
Craig D2 was destined to fail if they didn't spice it up over the first one. Which I don't think they did enough.


I agree here - there's too much of similar content with the gameplay and the overall feel of the game so much so it feels like the first.



The game is extremely different then the 1st. What do you expect an entire different game?

XboxPosted:

Aint picked the game up yet but those numbers aren't looking too good. Looking more forward to dishonored than playing this.

-SilkyPosted:

Craig D2 was destined to fail if they didn't spice it up over the first one. Which I don't think they did enough.


I agree here - there's too much of similar content with the gameplay and the overall feel of the game so much so it feels like the first.

RoopPosted:

Jxsse
-urzx
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imaBASKET The writer of this article is either uninformed, or trying to spread some sort of narrative by omitting very important details.

These figures are PHYSICAL sales, and does NOT include purchases online. Destiny came out 3 years ago and since then online purchases have dramatically increased. According to Activisons Q2 2017 Investors Report, Destiny 2 had more people play the beta than did the original game, which means it was over 4.6 million people. In the same report they also said that more people preordered the game than the original.

On the 9th, (3 days after launch), Bungie on twitter said there were 1.2 million concurrent players currently online. Thats 1.2 million people actively online connected to their servers. I can only imagine the total number of people who bought the game would be atleast 5-10x higher than that number.

This "article" is just spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) about the game in an attempt to spin some sort of narrative (Hint: The website which wrote this article looks like the biggest Microsoft fans in the world, Destiny has exclusive deals with Sony).

Whoever at TTG decided this article should of been posted here is clearly either uninformed, or biased against Destiny and is trying to again, spin some sort of narrative about the game (COD fan? Doesn't he(I shouldn't assume genders, sorry) know Activision publishes for Bungie?). Almost every "article", if we can call them that, relating to Destiny 2 on this site tries to make the game look bad, however if you actually do some research and look at actual articles about the game, you'll see much different information and pretty positive reviews so far.



That's like, your opinion man.


Did you read the article or what he wrote? Digital download sales aren't included in the numbers! I know it's difficult for some people to grasp words and know how to read but you should definitely look into it before commenting unintelligible comments making yourself look incompetent in basic skills. Move along now rookie


Agreed, whomever wrote this article is clearly uninformed.
Digital sales have taken over the gaming scene and if you want to base a games success off of physical sales then you're clearly dumb.

I bought this game on the Xbox Store and have 2+ days gameplay so far. The game is great and don't let dumb articles like this one tell you if the game is worth buying or not.

Yea lol. Me and my friends purchased the game via Xbox store digital download

JxssePosted:

-urzx
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imaBASKET The writer of this article is either uninformed, or trying to spread some sort of narrative by omitting very important details.

These figures are PHYSICAL sales, and does NOT include purchases online. Destiny came out 3 years ago and since then online purchases have dramatically increased. According to Activisons Q2 2017 Investors Report, Destiny 2 had more people play the beta than did the original game, which means it was over 4.6 million people. In the same report they also said that more people preordered the game than the original.

On the 9th, (3 days after launch), Bungie on twitter said there were 1.2 million concurrent players currently online. Thats 1.2 million people actively online connected to their servers. I can only imagine the total number of people who bought the game would be atleast 5-10x higher than that number.

This "article" is just spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) about the game in an attempt to spin some sort of narrative (Hint: The website which wrote this article looks like the biggest Microsoft fans in the world, Destiny has exclusive deals with Sony).

Whoever at TTG decided this article should of been posted here is clearly either uninformed, or biased against Destiny and is trying to again, spin some sort of narrative about the game (COD fan? Doesn't he(I shouldn't assume genders, sorry) know Activision publishes for Bungie?). Almost every "article", if we can call them that, relating to Destiny 2 on this site tries to make the game look bad, however if you actually do some research and look at actual articles about the game, you'll see much different information and pretty positive reviews so far.



That's like, your opinion man.


Did you read the article or what he wrote? Digital download sales aren't included in the numbers! I know it's difficult for some people to grasp words and know how to read but you should definitely look into it before commenting unintelligible comments making yourself look incompetent in basic skills. Move along now rookie


Agreed, whomever wrote this article is clearly uninformed.
Digital sales have taken over the gaming scene and if you want to base a games success off of physical sales then you're clearly dumb.

I bought this game on the Xbox Store and have 2+ days gameplay so far. The game is great and don't let dumb articles like this one tell you if the game is worth buying or not.

-urzxPosted:

Two_Faced
imaBASKET The writer of this article is either uninformed, or trying to spread some sort of narrative by omitting very important details.

These figures are PHYSICAL sales, and does NOT include purchases online. Destiny came out 3 years ago and since then online purchases have dramatically increased. According to Activisons Q2 2017 Investors Report, Destiny 2 had more people play the beta than did the original game, which means it was over 4.6 million people. In the same report they also said that more people preordered the game than the original.

On the 9th, (3 days after launch), Bungie on twitter said there were 1.2 million concurrent players currently online. Thats 1.2 million people actively online connected to their servers. I can only imagine the total number of people who bought the game would be atleast 5-10x higher than that number.

This "article" is just spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) about the game in an attempt to spin some sort of narrative (Hint: The website which wrote this article looks like the biggest Microsoft fans in the world, Destiny has exclusive deals with Sony).

Whoever at TTG decided this article should of been posted here is clearly either uninformed, or biased against Destiny and is trying to again, spin some sort of narrative about the game (COD fan? Doesn't he(I shouldn't assume genders, sorry) know Activision publishes for Bungie?). Almost every "article", if we can call them that, relating to Destiny 2 on this site tries to make the game look bad, however if you actually do some research and look at actual articles about the game, you'll see much different information and pretty positive reviews so far.



That's like, your opinion man.


Did you read the article or what he wrote? Digital download sales aren't included in the numbers! I know it's difficult for some people to grasp words and know how to read but you should definitely look into it before commenting unintelligible comments making yourself look incompetent in basic skills. Move along now rookie

NinjaPosted:

These stats aren't really reliable. I'm sure digital sales have increased since 2014, and this doesn't even take them into account. I would like to see digital sales and then see how much of an increase.

Also I think even with these sales, it's looking good for Destiny!