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Destiny To Be The "Best-Selling New IP" In Gaming History?

Activision is talking.

First, they say this year's Call of Duty (in development at new studio Sledgehammer Games) could be the best CoD game ever created."

Now, they're hyping up Destiny, the impending multiplayer-oriented shooter from Halo developer, Bungie. During a post-earnings financial call, Activision Blizzard bosses Bobby Kotick (CEO) and Eric Hirshberg (CEO of Activision Publishing) said they expect the anticipated next-gen title to be the "best selling new video game IP in history." Wow, really?

The way that's phrased, it sounds like they're referring to any new game that kicked off a franchise. This would include the likes of Super Mario Bros. and Final Fantasy, for crying out loud. Maybe it has a chance at being the top new IP of 2014 (in fact, looking at the release list for this year, it probably will be) but the best-selling new IP in history? Are people still that enamored with shooters? Well, I suppose they are.

Let's not forget that Destiny is probably going to receive some serious advertising assistance. The game is going to be absolutely everywhere later this summer.

Related Game(s): Destiny

Tags: destiny, activision, destiny sales, bungie

2/7/2014 11:22:58 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 11:47:31 AM
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I was interested in checking this game out till I saw there wasn't a PC version. WTF

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ethird1
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 11:48:26 AM
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Borderlands was such a great game. It was a great multiplayer badassery type of game. Having voice chat in the game was awesome as well. Finding loot all over the place and the huge variety of weapons was insane.

I am excited for Destiny. Let's hope it is not everrated.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 11:52:10 AM

F U

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 12:53:47 PM

What's Borderlands got to do with anything?

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Lord carlos
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 12:58:18 PM

is that the game where you shoot something in the face with a sniper rifle & it doesn't die ?

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telly
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 12:04:13 PM
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Conceptually, this is my kind of game for sure. Co-op, exploration, abandoned/destroyed technology from a more gilded age, fantasy-tinged science fiction... that's all great. If they nail the gameplay this could indeed be huge. I'm worried it will feel like a generic FPS, but hopefully they will find a way to give it some "friction" -- the old Halo games felt too floaty and slick. I'm hopeful this one will pack some punch (hope that description makes sense.)

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Dell Taco
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 12:32:34 PM
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This game is on my list to buy for sure because i believe Bungie can make this a great game. Really the co-op part sounds awesome and the environments that I've seen look great too; can't wait.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 12:54:18 PM
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Not having a monthly bill will help it.

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telly
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 1:11:07 PM

Forgot about that -- here's hoping they prove to the world that subscriptions hurt sales/revenue more than they help.

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Lord carlos
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 1:06:36 PM
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i'd prefer a 3d person perspective & it to be set in the ice age instead of the usual space crud.

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Knightzane
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 3:05:11 PM
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I surely do hope, being under Activision and all, that there won't be stupid amounts of DLC for it. Looked at the store a few days ago and on SALE, CoD ghosts was 100$. What the hell.

Also, it looks pretty good. A little worried about Activision running thr show behind Bungie though.

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Thinker
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 3:55:12 PM
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Bungie is a respected name. So Destiny probably WILL sell well.

Titanfall would also probably have done much better if it had also been on the PS4. EA must really be kicking themselves for betting on the wrong horse and granting MS exclusive on the first Titanfall.

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ulsterscot
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 4:29:52 PM
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I have to admit - i am very very much looking forward to Destiny - pre-bought it for the beta

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PlatformGamerNZ
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 6:18:07 PM
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i'm pritty keen for this game it really cud be the refreshing taste FPS needs right now and cos i nearly left bf4 yesterday the game glitched and sent me bk for the start quite literaly and i was like wat the heck EA DICE i was just about ready to quit battle field oh and just so u know i have just maxed out assault rifles and about 20+hrs of game time wasn't reading that.

happy gaming =)

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DarthNemesis
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 6:44:32 PM
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oH SO NOW I WILL BE THE BEST SELLING new ip. At first they said the best selling IP. How about they just worry about the game being good and living up to the hype instead of sales? I won't be buying the game either way, but it looks good.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 7:24:17 PM
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Oh, geez, I hope not. I'm sure it will be a good game, but if a multiplayer-oriented FPS is the highest selling new IP of this year I will be gutted. Especially with things like Watch Dogs, The Order, Murdered, Quantum Break, The Evil Within and Sunset Overdrive coming out. But then, Activision is going to have Destiny absolutely everywhere.

Best new IP in history? Didn't Wii Fit sell like 80 million units?

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BR3WMASTER
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 8:18:43 PM
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can anything live up to the hype that they are generating for it?

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Robertson_99
Friday, February 07, 2014 @ 9:48:40 PM
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I'm not interested in buying this game at all. I didn't enjoy any of the Halo games, and just knowing it's being made by bungie is putting me off no end. I just can't shake the feeling that it's going to be the 'new Halo' for this gen

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___________
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 2:27:48 AM
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for the year probably, for the generation thats a stretch, but best selling new IP in HISTORY!?
yea, good luck with that!
one reason why 99% of games these days end up being massive disappointments, there so overhyped!
everythings ZOMFG this is the return of jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
then it ends up being crapola.
sigh.
can we PLEASE go back to the good old days where games sold themselves, and not morons in suits?


Last edited by ___________ on 2/8/2014 2:28:14 AM

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