According to a launch from publisher Activision Blizzard, the brand-new sci-fi/action shooter Destiny officially became the highest-selling brand-new game (that isn’t a sequel) along with an estimated $500 million in sales in its debut on Tuesday.
The game garnered a great deal of buzz from consumers because of the involvement of Bungie (producers of a majority of the Halo series) in the games’ development. There were likewise no reviews posted prior to the games’ launch on Tuesday, as Activision Blizzard and Bungie did not offer review copies to media outlets beforehand.
Whatever the combination of factors, the numbers will certainly undoubtedly include to Activision Blizzard’s currently bursting portfolio of money-making games. The publisher is likewise behind gaming powerhouses such as the Call of Duty franchise and World of Warcraft. The $500 million in sales efficiently broke also for the games’ rumored $500 million budget specified by the publisher, along with most likely a lot more consumers incoming throughout the holiday season.
Despite a tough debut, Destiny can not leading records for day-one sales specified by Grand Theft Auto V along with $800 million. The news of its tough launch will certainly most likely make Bungie pleased though, as the developer has actually signed a 10-year publishing deal for the game along with Activision Blizzard.