Destiny 2 has launched with critical acclaim from players and critics alike and while the game is the biggest launch of 2017 in the UK but, Destiny 2 sales are over 50% less compared to the original. However, it is important to note that digital sales were taken into account.
According to Game Industry, Destiny 2 sales were 58% down compared to the original but, also noted that digital sales make up a large slice of the console market and the data doesn’t include it. Also, the game has only launched for PS4 and Xbox One as opposed to Destiny which launched for PS4, Xbox One, and legacy consoles.
Also, many gamers might be waiting to get Destiny 2 on PC which will launch next month. While the sales might be down, the game’s true success will be building a sustainable community which will be determined further down the line.
In related news, with many games featuring Public Test Realms(PTR) for players to try out the upcoming updates before their launch, many are wondering if Destiny 2 will feature one or not. According to game director Luke Smith, Bungie has no plans for Destiny 2 PTRbut, thinks that they are amazing and intends to challenge the team without exposing it to the public.
while I think that test realms would be amazing for things like stability, I’m still interested in challenging us to do our best job without having to expose it to the public. I wouldn’t say never, but I wouldn’t say yes.
Also, Bungie has revealed that the upcoming sequel could run at 60 FPS on consoles and also explained that it won’t do it because that would require compromises.
Destiny 2 is a first-person action shooter developed by Bungie for Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and the PC version will launch in October.
Source: Game Industry