Destiny Biggest UK Game Launch Ever
Destiny has become the United Kingdom’s biggest game launch of all time according to analytics and chart results from the stats company Chart-Track. This is what the charts look like at the current time.
1. Destiny (new entry)
2. The Sims 4 (ranked 1st last week)
3. Watch Dogs (ranked 2nd last week)
4. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (ranked 6th last week)
5. The Last Of Us: Remastered (ranked 4th last week)
6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (ranked 7th last week)
7. NHL 15 (new entry)
8. Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (ranked 8th last week)
9. Minecraft: PS3 Edition (ranked 9th last week)
10. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (new entry)
After launching to much fanfare on tuesday, Destiny quickly dominated the charts with its open world aesthetic. As you can see both Watch Dogs and the Sims 4 were toppled from their respective top spots by Bungie’s massive shooter.
According to Activision the game has shifted $500m worth of copies into the hands of retailers and into console bundles. Although the numbers of exact sales are not yet in, the game has to have sold more than 4 million units in the week of it’s release in order to beat Watch Dogs.
Chart-Track have also documented the share of sales between consoles which the game is available on, the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One:
PlayStation 4: 46% share
Xbox One: 36%
Xbox 360: 14%
As you can see, Microsoft and Sony are both neck and neck in terms of which manufacturer is the most popular to play Destiny on, but overall the game was mostly enjoyed on the Playstation 4.
As for ratings, surprisingly the game hasn’t been rated as well as it could have been, with 75% aggregated score on Metacritic, plus Gamespot, Polygon, The Escapist and Giant Bomb all stick to an average score for the game of around 6.4/10, arguably not the greatest rating of all time.
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Destiny is already on the way to being this year’s most popular title, but can it hold onto that spot in the UK for much longer as Christmas releases in november draw nearer? We’ll keep you covered as the story unfolds.
Source: The Guardian