Destiny Sells 4.55 Million Units First Week Worldwide, PS4 Nearly Sells 500k Units - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 25 September 2014 / 9,303 Views
First week worldwide sales for Destiny are in. The game managed to sell 4,554,155 units. That is the biggest launch in 2014 and the biggest for a new IP in gaming history.
The PlayStation 4 version of Destiny sold as much as the other 3 versions combined with sales if 2.27 million units. The Xbox One version sold 1.37 million units, the Xbox 360 version sold 543,895 units and the PlayStation 3 version sold 371,293 units.
Destiny also helped push hardware sales. PlayStation 4 sales jumped an astonishing 255 percent to 472,885 units. Xbox One sales increased 37 percent to 171,486. Even last generation consoles saw an increase in sales. PlayStation 3 sales were up 38 percent to 58,212 units and Xbox 360 sales increased 28 percent to 34,095 units.
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