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.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep launches tomorrow. Since its debut in Sept '14, Destiny is the #2 best-selling FPS franchise in U.S. dollar sales, trailing only Call of Duty. Destiny is also the 7th overall best-selling franchise in tracked sales in that period. Source: The NPD Group pic.twitter.com/z66MccNp0GDestiny 2: Shadowkeep launches tomorrow. Since its debut in Sept '14, Destiny is the #2 best-selling FPS franchise in U.S. dollar sales, trailing only Call of Duty. Destiny is also the 7th overall best-selling franchise in tracked sales in that period. Source: The NPD Group pic.twitter.com/z66MccNp0G— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) September 30, 2019September 30, 2019
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.
A new chapter
Nightmares are coming
With the release of the Shadowkeep expansion, Destiny 2 starts a brand new chapter separate from Activision. This edition has a year's worth of content, too.
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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.
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