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Destiny only trails Call of Duty in terms of franchise sales in the U.S.

What you need to know

  • Destiny 2 is a first-person shooter from Bungie.
  • The game is switching up its business model going forward.
  • The series is the second best-selling shooter franchise since Call of Duty.
  • You can purchase Destiny 2: Shadowkeep through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Destiny 2 is a first-person shooter from Bungie that is still incredibly popular after all this time. The game is about to get a new expansion called Shadowkeep, and pre-loading is now live on Xbox One. The new content will definitely increase in the player count, but just how popular of a game is it.

According to The NPD Group which tracks game sales in the United States, Destiny is the second best-selling first-person shooter franchise in dollar sales, trailing only Call of Duty. This is quite surprising because many assumed that titles like Battlefield and Halo would be up there.

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Obviously, this list only includes first-person shooters, but it's still shocking to see how it's already beaten established titles. Are you excited for the upcoming Shadowkeep expansion? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.