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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-urzxPosted:

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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

DevilPosted:

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!

DecyPosted:

Where is this info coming from lol the last news post said it had 1.2 mill recurring players.

CraigPosted:

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

KixaPosted:

I like the game so far, I haven't feen a game in ages lol feels good though I can't wait for trials and xur to come this Friday.

FibrilPosted:

I doubt I'll buy this game. Original got boring really quick and I personally wasn't a fan of multiplayer. Campaign was fun though but I hear campaign is shorter in this destiny.

EternityPosted:

This article fails to state the fact that NPD figures don't include Digital sales whatsoever when they publish data. Digital purchases are kept private. I'm sure that the 300,000 "missing" physical purchases are in fact digital purchases, if not more than that.

The game is great, enough said. Don't let an article take away from that. They've improved in nearly every aspect except difficulty level, which I felt they went a bit soft on. More than worth the money, especially for true Destiny 1 veterans.

LilyPosted:

I mean, it is just Destiny 1.5.

Two_FacedPosted:

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.

imaBASKETPosted:

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Musket Hopefully it'll get more popular over the holidays. I personally enjoyed this game.


Your keyword is "Enjoyed", I don't want to play a game where the story is shorter than the first game. They've had years to develop this along with a huge budget with the sales they made from the first one. There's no reason the story should be as short as it is. Along with the fact that it's back to a level 20 level system before power, it's just like it's predecessor.


Have you actually played the game? It took me quite a while to complete the story with each mission being far more in depth and enjoyable than anything besides the raids in Destiny 1 ever was. Not to mention there are also probably 30 or so side missions which are just as complex and enjoyable to play. Looks to me you just read that one "article" on TTG about 17 missions and called it a day, where if you actually read the guide they referenced in it, the missions were far far more complex than any in D1 ever was. Also read below on my previous comment as it talks about how whoever posts these articles on TTG.



TheFinalBuild Kinda worrying for PC. They really dropped the ball with the last destiny game. With the season pass, the game + pass later for 60$. Then the TTK for 40$ then selling the game bundled with "all dlc" later for 60$. Then Rise of iron for 30$ on top of everything. Then them making the complete Destiny bundle with everything for 60$. Either people are waiting for these bundles to come out with the dlc for 60$ or cheaper. Or they didn't like how repetitive D1 was. Not to mention this game has crates that you can buy with real money, that includes weapons and armors. I really wanna get this game when it releases for PC but like im skeptical.


There was a big outrage in the community over the creates which you can purchase for IRL, however that outrage was all on day 1 and after people have actually got a chance to play and see how it worked. It's not even close to a big deal as it was made out to be. The whole controversy started on Reddit, and today the top post in the Destiny subreddit is "Destiny 2 microtransaction controversy was way overblown IMO" with a 73% upvote rating. The "crates" (called bright engrams) can be earned ingame by simply leveling up past level 20 (You get one per level up past 20) which isn't hard to do at all. I've probably gotten at least 20 of them since launch (like 30 dollars worth...) just by playing the game. They certainly don't contain really anything useful besides emotes, shaders, and weapon skins. The only gameplay effecting things they have are weapon mods, but they really don't do anything at all and are for the most part completely useless.

Also read my previous post below which talks about TTG's demonization of Destiny 2.