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Destiny rolls, is top selling game in the US for September and one of the biggest ever

Bungie and Activision’s latest is a hit. Not only was it the top selling game in the US for September, but it also now ranks in the top ten ‘largest’ of all time.

For the sheer number of fans that Destiny has, it also has those who tend to pick at it for issues that’ve popped up since launch. The latter group doesn’t seem to be affecting sales of the game though, as it’s become the best-selling game for the month of September (the only new IP to be in the top 30 of all time for sale months) and now ranks in the top ten best-sellers of all time according to NPD figures and internal Activision estimates.

“We’re, of course, ecstatic that Destiny has set sales records. But what we’re most excited about is that this is a game that millions of fans can’t seem to stop playing. A month after launch, people are still playing Destiny an average of three hours per day, which is phenomenal engagement.” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Bungie is making weekly updates to the game based on player feedback so there’s even more great gameplay to come.”

There’s little doubting it’s a big game. There’s also little doubt that it should be around for a good long time. Developer Bungie has some long term plans for Destiny and doesn’t plan on letting up on new experiences for players anytime soon. As for what we thought of the game, we reviewed it last month and had a great time cruising around the solar system, blasting away at the Fallen.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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