Over 9.5 million register users played Destiny

Activision revealed today that over 9.5 million people have played Destiny across PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. That’s a lot of people moaning every time Peter Dinklage talks!

For the third quarter, Activision Publishing’s Destiny was the largest new franchise launch in videogame history and ranks among the top 10 largest videogame launches of all time in the U.S.² To date, Destiny has more than 9.5 million registered users and our active players are playing the game an average of more than three hours per day.¹

It’s an impressive feat to say the least. What was the last new IP the industry saw release with so much commercial success?

Now, this 9.5 million users doesn’t necessarily translate into 9.5 million units sold. It does bode well for the game that Activision supposedly spent $500 million making, setting up a lot of promise for the franchise’s future.