Activision revealed today that sales of Destiny, the long awaited new sci-fi shooter from Halo's original development team Bungie, have totaled $325 million in its first five days worldwide.
Destiny first went on sale on September 9 and later that week Activision said that it sold $500 million worth of the game to retailers, so a sell-through of $325 million in its first five days is pretty solid, especially for a new IP. Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing, is quoted as saying, "Destiny fans played more than 100 million hours of the game in the first week. That's on par with the engagement levels of our most popular Call of Duty games, which obviously is an industry leader."
There's no word yet on the breakdown of how many copies of the game were sold for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. While Activision and Bungie made agreements with Sony to promote Destiny heavily on the PlayStation platforms, Microsoft has also put a lot of effort into marketing Destiny as well, to tap into Bungie's previous fan base for the Halo games.
If you have played Destiny, what is your opinion on Bungie's latest game?