Destiny By The Numbers: 100 Million Hours and 300 Million Dollars

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!

Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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