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

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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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.


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.


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.


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


It's not shocking at all. The last game was over hyped and turned out to be really boring for most people, so naturally people knew this game wasn't going to be for them.