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Destiny Players Logged Over 100 Million Hours in the First Week

In just a week, Destiny players have broken industry and Bungie records, accounting for over 100 million hours played.

By Scott Lowe on September 18, 2014 Communications Manager, Activision
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Last week, Destiny launched in over 178 countries, quickly taking the title of most successful new video game franchise in history and breaking industry records for digital sales. Now, Destiny has reached new milestones. In the last week alone, players have logged over 100 million hours across more than 137 million unique activities, ranging from story missions, patrols, Crucible matches, and more. What's more, in just its first five days of availability, Destiny has grossed more than $325 million.

"Destiny fans played more than 100 million hours of the game in the first week. That's on par with the engagement levels of our most popular Call of Duty games, which obviously is an industry leader," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing. "Millions of gamers are having a great time playing Destiny and can't put down their controllers."

 

But the journey for Destiny is just beginning. Last week, a new competitive multiplayer mode, Salvage, was unlocked and yesterday, players took part in the very first Raid — a challenging gauntlet that tasks teams of six Guardians in braving the Vault of Glass on Venus. Brave players have been streaming their efforts on Twitch and other platforms, which you can watch live at this very moment. Later this month, players will gain access to a new competitive multiplayer mode, Combined Arms, as well as the challenging PVP mode Iron Banner and a timed public event, Queen's Wrath.

 

With more activities and content planned, including first DLC expansion The Dark Below slated to launch December, there's plenty more to come. For the latest on Destiny, follow @DestinyTheGame and @Bungie on Twitter.

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