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Destiny 2 Sells an Estimated 1.92 Million Units First Week at Retail

Destiny 2 Sells an Estimated 1.92 Million Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 October 2017 / 11,851 Views

The online multiplayer first person shooter from Activision and Bungie - Destiny 2 - sold 1,915,383 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending September 9.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 1,266,571 units sold (66%), compared to 648,812 units sold on the Xbox One (34%).

 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 853,137 units sold (45%), compared to 673,860 units sold in the US (35%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 174,967 units in the UK, 100,210 units in Germany, and 100,002 units in France.

Compared to the original Destiny sales are down considerably. Destiny across all platforms sold 4,304,393 units in its first week in September 2014, according to our estimates. Breaking it down by platform, sales for the PlayStation 4 version of Destiny 2 are down 40 percent compared to the original and down by 49 percent for the Xbox One version. The original did also launch on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. However, the install base of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are much higher than it was in September 2014.

Destiny 2 released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide on September 6. It released later on Windows PC on Octber 24.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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17 Comments
Mr Puggsly (on 25 October 2017)

Well it didnt take long for this series to decline. Really a reflection of how Bungie disappointed with the original.

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jason1637 Mr Puggsly (on 25 October 2017)

Digital sales arent included and they made up a large portion of the games sales.

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ironmanDX Mr Puggsly (on 25 October 2017)

The ps4 version of destiny alone sold more than destiny 2 combined. I doubt that it made up that much. The decline is real.

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sabastian (on 26 October 2017)

This game is a cash cow. They made sooooooo much profit off of the 1st game, with all of those season passes and add on content. this game may sell over 5 million come holiday season. I see Destiny going nowhere for the forseable future

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Stefan.De.Machtige (on 26 October 2017)

Destiny 2 was pretty much a reboot designed to boost the franchise over the 10 year mark. The reboot seems to have failed that mark.

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DialgaMarine (on 25 October 2017)

Just to clarify, I meant an aligned chart between just the PS4/ XB1 versions

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DialgaMarine (on 25 October 2017)

Hopefully we get an aligned sales chart with the first. This is actually a fairly good game, overall, despite the incessant bitching as of late; it just needs to have a better endgame and bring back old features like the bounty board/ dealer level up and some sort of horde mode similar to Prison of Elders. I have a feeling once Year 2 begins, this game will be far better off.

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Panama (on 28 October 2017)

I personally enjoy Destiny more than 343s attempts at Halo. So not sure how to feel.

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V-r0cK (on 26 October 2017)

Decent sales but I think it's time for Bungie to move on.

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Mr Puggsly V-r0cK (on 26 October 2017)

You want a new Halo clone?

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V-r0cK V-r0cK (on 27 October 2017)

Oh gosh I hope not. I'm more hoping when they move on that they can stray away from FPS and try something completely different. If Guerrilla Games can go from Killzone to Horizon im sure Bungie can too.

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Stefan.De.Machtige (on 26 October 2017)

Destiny 2 was pretty much a reboot designed to boost the franchise over the 10 year mark. The reboot seems to have failed that mark.

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Stefan.De.Machtige (on 26 October 2017)

Destiny 2 was pretty much a reboot designed to boost the franchise over the 10 year mark. The reboot seems to have failed that mark.

  • -2
Stefan.De.Machtige (on 26 October 2017)

Destiny 2 was pretty much a reboot designed to boost the franchise over the 10 year mark. The reboot seems to have failed that mark.

  • -2
Stefan.De.Machtige (on 26 October 2017)

Destiny 2 was pretty much a reboot designed to boost the franchise over the 10 year mark. The reboot seems to have failed that mark.

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Ggordon (on 26 October 2017)

Why did bungie left microsoft?

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darkenergy Ggordon (on 26 October 2017)

That's a good question.

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