You’ll not be surprised to hear that Destiny has sold a lot, but did it perform better on PS4 or Xbox One?
Given the hype surrounding Destiny, you won’t be shocked to hear that it is the biggest new IP launch ever in the UK, according to Chart-Track figures.
Did the majority of those sales come on PS4 or Xbox One, though?
The PS4 took the biggest share of Destiny sales, 46% to be exact. Xbox One took 36%, Xbox 360 14% and PS3 4%.
Sony has previously said that it its treating Destiny as a first-party game, so it’ll be pleased to see that it has sold more copies on its platform than its competitors.
But with that said, the difference is pretty low - in fact, 50% of Destiny sales were on PlayStation and 50% were on Xbox. It is completely neck and neck, at least in terms of platform choice.
Sony probably wasted quite a bit of money then…
Bungie’s biggest bet yet, Destiny, is coming out next week. So here’s a trip down memory lane back to when the studio was independent, just like it is today.
In July 1999 at the Macworld conference in New York, Steve Jobs, then the interim CEO of Apple Computer, announced Halo: Combat Evolved. The game, Jobs said, would be released simultaneously on Mac and Windows PC early in the following year.
Jobs then introduced Jason Jones, co-founder of developer Bungie, who told the crowd, “Everything you’re about to see is being rendered in real time on a Macintosh, using OpenGL.” IGN reported at the time that Halo was a “third-person action/adventure title.”
Of course, Halo took a major departure from that point. Microsoft announced in June 2000 that it had bought Bungie, which had spent much of the 1990s focused on developing games on Mac. Bungie then turned Halo into a first-person shooter, and it was released exclusively on Xbox in November 2001 as the console’s marquee launch title. Gearbox Software’s PC port of the Xbox version did not arrive until September 2003, and Westlake Interactive brought the game to Mac in December 2003. Bungie split off from Microsoft in late 2007, becoming an independent studio once again.
Destiny will be available Sept. 9 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Here’s the three-minute montage of Halo that Jones showed, as (Play video) posted on YouTube today by Marty O’Donnell, the composer of the game’s famous orchestral score.
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