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Destiny Becomes The Best-Selling New Franchise Ever
Activision has announced that Destiny has pulled in more than $325 million worldwide in just its first five days, making the game the best selling new video game franchise ever.
“Millions of gamers are having a great time playing Destiny and can’t put down their controllers,” said Activision’s Eric Hirshberg. “And this is just the beginning. Destiny is a platform that will grow and evolve and we will continue to work closely with our partners at Bungie to bring a long line of new experiences and content to life in the game.”
So far, players have logged more than 100 million hours of online play by end of Destiny’s first week, with about 137 million activities taking place. The game also performed decently in Japan, with Media Create (via Gematsu) stating that 140,708 copies of the game have been sold on Sony consoles. Destiny is a PlayStation 4 exclusive in Japan.
Destiny became the most successful new IP in just 24 hours, in which it was announced that the game made $500 million in profit.