Destiny 2’s physical sales are less than half those of its predecessor in the UK – even if it is still the biggest launch of the year thus far. According to leaked numbers which we believe to be accurate, the title sold around 175,000 units in its launch week – a gigantic decline compared to the first game’s tally of 417,000 units.
Of course, the numbers alone don’t tell the full tale: Destiny launched on four platforms as opposed to two, and had an extra day of sales due to releasing on a Tuesday rather than a Wednesday. More pertinently, none of this data includes digital numbers, and while that applies to the first game too, sales of software through venues such as the PlayStation Store have been steadily increasing since 2014.
We already know that Destiny 2 has been successful, as Bungie tweeted over the weekend that it had topped 1.2 million concurrent players, which is an impressive feat. However, it’ll be interesting to see whether – with digital data included – it can ultimately hang with its predecessor, or if fence-sitters have been put off.
As an aside, 58 per cent of the game’s retail sales were made on the PlayStation 4, where Sony has exclusive content as part of a marketing deal. Speaking of exclusives, Knack 2 debuted in a disappointing 12th position, despite it reviewing much better than its infamous predecessor. We’ve included the full top ten below.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 9th September, 2017
- Destiny 2
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
- Forza Horizon 3
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Fallout 4
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- F1 2017
- Dishonored 2
- Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle