Wow, that was fast! According to The NPD Group (and reported by VentureBeat) Destiny 2 is the top selling game of 2017 so far. These numbers are from the end of September, too, so by that point Destiny 2 had been out for less than a month.
Here’s a bit more from VentureBeat about the achievement:
“Destiny 2 was the top-selling game in September, driving more launch month consumer spend than any other 2017 release to date,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “With one month of sales, Destiny 2 also becomes the best-selling game of 2017 year-to-date.”
Even more impressive, Destiny 2 is the third best-selling game of the last 12 months. Only last fall’s massive shooters Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare have sold better.
“Destiny 2 combined consumer spend across packaged and digital also exceeded the launch month sales of the previous title in the franchise, Destiny, which released in September 2014,” said Piscatella.
Destiny 2 also got high marks from our Chandler Wood! Read our review:
Bungie has focused all of their energy on making sure every individual piece feels like a complete package all its own. Only care about the story and want to charge through everything solo? You can do that. Want a great competitive PvP that requires player skill, but has a curve that allows people to learn and grow their own talents? 4v4 Crucible is for you. How about an amazing endgame set-piece unlike any that Bungie has done before? Read my experience with the Raid. For those of us who want all of these things, Destiny 2 feels like a smorgasbord of activities to complete.
Are you playing Destiny 2?