Japanese Destiny 2 sales have made the game a big success in Japan apparently, with the game totaling over 50,000 copies sold in the week of September 4 to September 10. That makes it the biggest selling game in Japan for the week on the Playstation 4. It even beat out Splatoon 2, which sold around 45,000 copies.
Destiny 2’s sales for this week put it above not just Splatoon 2, but a number of other games as well. This includes Dragonball Xenoverse 2 on the Nintendo Switch, both versions of Dragon Quest 11 (for both the 3DS and Playstation 4), Mario Kart 8 DX, and Monster Hunter XX for the Nintendo Switch.
While Destiny 2 didn’t perform as well in Japan as its predecessor (the original Destiny sold around 91,000 copies on Playstation 4 and 49,500 on Playstation 3), that’s likely because the game only released in the middle of the week, rather than the entire week. Japanese Destiny 2 sales also don’t really have any effect on how successful the game is worldwide. Last week the game had over 1.2 million players online at once.
The game also recently had a rather large amount of content become available, including the Leviathan Raid and the Trials of the Nine, the game’s replacement for the Trials of Osiris that were part of the original Destiny. The raid has already been beaten, but the competition for Trials of the Nine is likely to be fierce.
It’s likely that as the game gains more ground that Japanese Destiny 2 sales will rise to the same amount as they did with the original game, but all we can really do is wait until sales figures get released again.
Destiny 2 is currently available exclusively for the Xbox One and the Playstation 4, but if you’re willing to wait another month then you can buy the game on PC on October 24, being sold exclusively from the Blizzard Battle.net platform.