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Destiny 2 Is The Biggest Launch Of The Year So Far

More than a million concurrent players every day.

You might have heard of a little game called Destiny 2 over the last couple of weeks, from relative industry unknowns Bungie. Turns out that it’s absolutely huge. Activision proudly announced today that it’s the biggest console game launch of the year, eclipsing the first week sales of the original game, and becoming the largest ever day one sales on the PlayStation Store.

Aditionally, Bungie stated that there were over 1.2 million concurrent players over the weekend, and have now managed a whole week with 1 million concurrent players every day. It’s a testament to Bungie’s server infrastructure that the game has been as smooth as it has – I’ve only have a handful of teething issues, just one or two errors, and their server maintenance ran a little long the other day.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision said, “With franchise pre-order records broken, and record day-one performance on PlayStation Store, it’s exciting to see engagement at the highest ever week-one concurrency for the franchise. Destiny 2 is off to a strong start as the #1 console gaming launch week of the year to date. With the PC version yet to ship, Destiny 2 sets the stage for being one of the biggest video game entertainment events of the year.”

Bungie CEO Pete Parsons said, “It’s equal parts inspiring and humbling, and we’re looking forward to showing everyone what’s coming next!” What’s coming next is the PC version of the game on 24th October, which will doubtless push the game to new heights.

Have you got stuck into Destiny 2 this past week? How have you been enjoying it so far? Do you agree with  our review verdict that went live yesterday?

Source: press release

3 Comments
  1. Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Not a huge surprise but I’m definitely enjoying the game right now so fair play to them.

    Comment posted on 15/09/2017 at 14:58.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    If there are so many why are the maps so blimmin empty? Social spaces are packed, but the planets are so huge yoou can go for ages without running in to anyone, they need to up the player count per map.

    Comment posted on 15/09/2017 at 15:53.
  3. double-o-dave
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    Not really my thing, didn’t like the gameplay, but I am surprised that I’ve only seen a couple of people on my friends list playing it (from what I’ve noticed anyway).

    Comment posted on 15/09/2017 at 16:38.