This week Destiny: The Taken King launched and Activision are at the ready with some day-one numbers for everyone, and they’re quite surprising.
According to Activision, The Taken King was the most downloaded day-one game in PlayStation history and more people played Destiny on The Taken King launch day than the original Destiny launch!
That’s a pretty impressive announcement considering the original Destiny launch was the biggest new video game franchise launch in history.
“Destiny: The Taken King is officially the most downloaded game on day-one in PlayStation history and set a new benchmark for both total Destiny players and peak online concurrency on day-one, so it’s safe to say the Destiny franchise continues to gain momentum,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Along with our talented partners at Bungie, we cannot wait to watch the community continue to grow and tackle the King’s Fall Raid kicking off on Friday.”
These numbers were likely helped by Activision not only launching The Taken King as a downloadable expansion, but also a physical release via the Legendary Edition, which includes Destiny, The Dark Below and House of Wolves expansions, and finally, The Taken King, so we’ll no doubt be seeing Destiny creep up in the gaming charts next week.
The Taken King brings a new storyline to Destiny introducing Oryx, Crota’s vengeful father. There’s also an all-new destination for players to explore, three new Guardian subclasses, more armour, weapons, and exotics, new Strikes and Crucible maps, and the new “King’s Fall” Raid.
I’m yet to actually get past Level 14 and I just can’t stick with it… I must be missing something.