alleged big budget didn't end up being a big risk after all, as the title has become the highest-selling day-one digital console game release in history. From a combination of pre-orders, digital sales, and retail sales, Destiny
has crossed the $500 million sales mark and doesn't look to be slowing any time soon.
CEO of Activision
Publishing Eric Hirshberg
considers this massive validation for the project: "Since the beginning, we've been confident that our investment and belief in Destiny
would pay off. But not many people believed we'd be able to say it did so on day one. We have more confidence than ever that Destiny
will become one of the iconic franchises of this generation and Activision's next billion-dollar brand."
However, if you're attempting to play Destiny
from a college campus, you might be dealing with a frustrating impediment. Polygon notes
that a networking error is blocking the game on certain campuises. Bungie
said that it is aware of the issue and is working on a solution.
[Source: Activision Blizzard press release]