According to Activision, Destiny, the new multiplayer online shooter from Bungie (best known for the Halo franchise), has sold more then $300,000,000 worth of copies in just five days of release. This astounding figure is made even more impressive by the fact that players of the game have managed to log 100,000,000 hours of gameplay in that same time period. This would mean that humanity has collectively spent 11,415 years playing Destiny online, a period of time longer then the reign of most great world empires.
“Destiny fans played more than 100 million hours of the game in the first week. That’s on par with the engagement levels of our most popular Call of Duty® games, which obviously is an industry leader,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing. “Millions of gamers are having a great time playing Destiny and can’t put down their controllers. And this is just the beginning. Destiny is a platform that will grow and evolve and we will continue to work closely with our partners at Bungie to bring a long line of new experiences and content to life in the game.”
Destiny has also won numerous awards and has been hailed by critics as one of the best games of the year. But what do you guys think? Tell us about your experiences in Destiny in the comments or on Twitter, where you can find us @APGNation!