Destiny 2 has broken records for engagement and digital sales during launch week. The PC version will be the first non-Blizz game offered via Battle.net on 24 October. Destiny 2 and its betas have been watched 600M minutes on Twitch.
Bungie's Destiny 2 has had quite a successful launch week. In fact, the game that launched world wide on 06 September managed to surpass its predecessor's records for engagement and digital sales in launch week. Back in the day, the original Destiny became the biggest new console video game franchise launch in history.
Destiny 2 launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last week, with a PC version coming on 24 October. The PC version will be the first non-Blizzard game offered via their Battle.net client. The PlayStation 4 version of the game was released with some additional, timed exclusive content, and both editions require a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription for significant features.
"With franchise pre-order records broken, and record day-one performance on PlayStation Store, it’s exciting to see engagement at the highest ever week-one concurrency for the franchise. Destiny 2 is off to a strong start as the #1 console gaming launch week of the year to date," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. "With the PC version yet to ship, Destiny 2 sets the stage for being one of the biggest video game entertainment events of the year."
Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said, "We hit some great milestones this week with our community." He added, "We are blown away that we’ve had eight days in a row in Destiny 2 where we’ve seen more than one-million concurrent players grace our worlds. It’s equal parts inspiring and humbling, and we’re looking forward to showing everyone what’s coming next!"
Destiny 2's Twitch numbers are also up there. For the third year in a row, Destiny is the number one console-only game viewed on Twitch by minutes watched.
Destiny 2, including its two betas, has had more than 600M minutes watched on Twitch before the raid, a 6-player gameplay experience started. The raid, called "Leviathan," went live for players on 13th September and immediately shot to the number one position on Twitch based on total concurrent viewers.