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Destiny: The Taken King smashes launch day records

Adding some much-needed story content to Bungie’s space epic, Destiny: The Taken King has set a record for sales.

Destiny: The Taken King is officially the most downloaded game on day-one in PlayStation history and set a new benchmark for both total Destiny players and peak online concurrency on day-one, so it’s safe to say the Destinyfranchise continues to gain momentum,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Along with our talented partners at Bungie, we cannot wait to watch the community continue to grow and tackle the King’s Fall Raid kicking off on Friday.”

Previously held by the recent Resident Evil remake, which was hugely popular, Destiny: The Taken King is officially king of the PSN hill. The game, which is pretty much a sequel to the original that launched last year, introduces players to Oryx, the father of Crota from the first installment. Oryx is out for revenge, bent on taking out those who killed his son, and is beginning a whole lot of content with him.

Aside from the main campaign (which is kind of a multiplayer thing), The Taken King also gifts PlayStation gamers in particular with some extra stuff to do.

PlayStation® gamers receive access to a host of additional content for The Taken King, including a Strike, a Crucible map, three sets of armor and an exotic weapon, timed exclusive until at least Fall 2016.  Both The Taken King and the Legendary Edition include a character boost, called “Spark of Light,” a one-time increase to level 25 which is the minimum level required to play The Taken King content.

We’re just talking about the digital edition here, but Destiny: The Taken King is also very much available in physical format. A standalone version is on sale now for those who already have the base game, that’ll cost you $39.99 USD. And if you’re new to the series, there’s also the Legendary Edition, which includes the original game plus “Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves, and features The Taken Kingoffered at a suggested retail price of $59.99”. Pretty solid deal that.

Destiny: The Taken King is available right now for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

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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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