Activision and Bungie have revealed statistics records following the release of Destiny 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox one.
Released on September 5th, the online-only multiplayer game was one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, allowing players to partake in various forms of in-game content.
As a sequel to the original Destiny which was released in 2014, D2 looked to build on to the already established franchise which revolves around massively multiplayer online and role-playing elements.
The first person shooter puts players in the shoes of a ‘Guardian,’ with a mix of different storylines, quests, raids, and various other forms of in-game content for both player vs player (PvP), and player vs environment (PvE) settings.
In a press release, Activision details how day-one saw a record performance on the PlayStation Store, along with the title being the number one console gaming launch week of 2017.
“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 Parson mentions how the Destiny Universe has recorded over one million concurrent players for eight days in a row.
“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!”
Twitch, an online live-streaming platform to broadcast their gameplay and other means of entertainment, saw millions of minutes watched by viewers from across the globe.
“For the third year in a row, Destiny is the #1 console-only game viewed on Twitch by minutes watched. Destiny 2 , including its two betas, had more than 600M minutes watched on Twitch before the raid, a fan-favourite, endgame, 6-player gameplay experience started. The raid, called “Leviathan,” went live for players on 13 th September and immediately shot to the #1 position on Twitch based on total concurrent viewers. “
You can view the full Press Release courtesy of the Destiny Blog below.
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