Destiny 2 Claims the Biggest Console Launch Week of 2017

Destiny 2 has kicked fall 2017 in the video game industry into high-gear.

Activision and Bungie launched Destiny 2 last week, three years after the release if the original game. At the time of launch in 2014, Destiny became the biggest new console game franchise in history, and Destiny 2 managed to smash some of the original game’s records. Destiny 2 beat it’s predecessor in engagement and digital sales during launch week. It is currently unknown how well the game sold compared to it’s predecessor, but it appears that players are playing a lot more of Destiny 2 at launch than they did of Destiny.

“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,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “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, “We hit some great milestones this week with our community.” He added, “We are blown away that we’ve had eight days in a row in Destiny 2 where we’ve seen more than one-million concurrent players grace our worlds. It’s equal parts inspiring and humbling, and we’re looking forward to showing everyone what’s coming next!”

Destiny 2 puts players in the shoes of their self-made Guardian and must guide them on a journey to defeat the villainous Gaul. The leader of the Red Legion, Gaul has taken the Last City, captured the Traveler, and taken your Light. You must lead the remaining Guardians as they attempt to take back what is theirs, and deliver Gaul his first-ever defeat.

 

Destiny 2 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One with the PC version launching on October 24.