Destiny: The new franchise of the authors of ‘Halo’ and equals sales ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Madrid. (EFE) .- ” Destiny, “the new action game from Activision, recorded sales of 500 million dollars (387.6 million euros at current exchange rates) in its first 24 hours on the market.
The titles of shots, a new franchise of the authors of “Halo” and equals sales of “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”, while not exceeding the record set by “Grand Theft Auto V,” which grossed 800 million dollars (619 million euros) on its first day in stores.
Activision reported in a statement that the 500 million dollars harvested by “Destiny” respond to both physical sales of video games as digital downloads through Sony and Microsoft consoles.
That Destiny would be one of the most outstanding successes in years of the video game industry was something that had been coming, especially after achieving the record for being the quietest game in history, but even with that, the reality has exceeded expectations of industry astronomically.
Destiny becomes the most expensive in history of video games
As reported by Activision, in just 24 hours the new Bungie has registered more than 500 million dollars in stores and in digital format, where it has also broken records, becoming the biggest launch of a new video game franchise of history. Demand has been so massive that over 11,000 stores around the world opened their doors at midnight on Monday, and the impact weight has also been social networking and streaming video portals like YouTube and Twitch.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision, which have recovered their investment in the title in those 24 hours, still being learned. “From the beginning, we have been assured that our investment and faith in Destiny would be rewarded but not many believed we could say the same launch day. Destiny is officially the biggest launch of a new franchise in the industry. It is also the console game with more sales in digital version on their first day. We are more confident than ever that Destiny will become in one of the flagship franchises of this generation and the next billion-dollar brand of Activision. “