Destiny averaging 3.2 million players a day

Bungie reveals the stats for Activision's online shooter

Bungie has revealed the essential statistics for Destiny's audience, leading with the impressive figure of 3.2 million daily players on average.

Those players are deeply engaged, too, spending around 3 hours a day in game. That time is split over 1.8 plays a day and 20.9 plays since purchase, Bungie says in a blog post.

To give some perspective on how successful Destiny has been compared to previous Bungie games, the team has also revealed that the number of online players since launch has been greater for Destiny than it was for Halo 3 and Reach combined.

"We thank you for playing," the post reads. "And, we thank you for the passion and enthusiasm that has made the Destiny community so strong already. It's been amazing to watch your Guardians become legends. Your reactions and your opinions have helped us to make Destiny better over this past month.

"Pioneering something new is never easy. When we see the raw numbers, it's easy for us to say that the destination was worth the journey. Stay tuned for the next evolution of our shared adventure."

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Latest comments (2)

Pete Thompson Editor 5 years ago
Not surprising really considering Destiny is an online only game and with the amount of grinding required to level up and obtain better gear, week by week the number of players you see in-game seems to be less and less though, which reflects the reports of people trading it in already..

Wonder If they accounted for Halo 3 and Halo Reach not requiring an interent connection to play the campaign though..

Edited 2 times. Last edit by Pete Thompson on 13th October 2014 5:35pm

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Spencer Franklin Concept Artist 5 years ago
Yeah, this game was a major disappointment for me and my crew of friends. I allowed myself to believe the vidlogs and all the hype (my bad). they didn't deliver on any of the stuff they talked about, other than solid fps mechanics, it has nothing else to offer...not a single immersive element that they talked so much about. Oh well. They keep saying this is something new...but I haven't seen anything in the game that it's new or unique to Destiny, other than the utter lack of any cohesive narrative..that's new, lol).

And considering they say they sold 10+ million copies, isn't 3.2 million average a bit low a month out? Maybe someone could correct me if I am wrong, just seemed odd.
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