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Destiny Will Sell More PS4s Than Any Other Game This Fall

Let's face it: There aren't really any PlayStation 4 exclusives slated for the holiday season that will cause hardware sales to spike.

Driveclub will undoubtedly move a few PS4s, as will LittleBigPlanet 3, but without a heavy hitter like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Bloodborne, or The Order: 1886, I think it falls to a certain third-party title to push PS4 sales.

In my mind, that title is definitely Destiny. Bungie's alliance with Sony has resulted in exclusive content, early looks at the game, and of course, that Destiny PS4 bundle package that is bound to appeal to a great many. When you're talking about a massive game that should, by all rights, be a superior experience on a certain platform, that platform should benefit greatly when the game launches.

I'm aware that Call of Duty always pushes console sales as well, but I remain steadfast in my belief that the majority of hardcore CoD followers are Xbox fanatics. At launch, the majority of the new CoD titles sold are the Xbox version, and I don't see that trend changing. Driveclub has loads of potential but it's a new IP, and it's not half as hot as Destiny right now. I think there's a very good reason why Bungie's title opened up Sony's E3 press conference...

Related Game(s): Destiny

Tags: destiny, destiny ps4, bungie, ps4 sales

7/8/2014 10:19:43 PM Ben Dutka

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 @ 10:38:36 PM
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MS knows it too. Not only are they offering a XBL $10 store credit for getting the game for XO, they're offering select XBL users $75 of store credit simply by upgrading to an XO now (rather than a PS4 later =p).
They're like giving away $85 to keep you Bungie fans.

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MRSUCCESS
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 9:04:59 AM

@KidPresentable convo

Whether they're trying to make it seem like it's an exclusive or it's best played on PS4 the reason behind is $$$ which is the point of the article.

You guys enjoy Destiny, I'll be playing something else.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 @ 10:52:34 PM
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Sony's dropping mega bucks to make this game seem exclusive. Wish they would have dropped it on a couple of real exlusives, but oh well.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 @ 11:01:05 PM

There's logic behind the move Sony makes in promoting Destiny. Just a bit ago Sony went on record saying that 6 out of 10 of their games are financial flops. They're producing their games at their studios' full capacity so it doesn't hurt to leverage the market in a sure fire system seller. And by using your logic of 'if this then that,' let's try this one. Shall we? By growing Sony's userbase through supporting a system seller like Destiny, they then must grow their revenue amount, therefore Sony can support more internal studios, thus more games get made by them as a result. Does that help? A change of perspective can help that logic out to be a positive thing.


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Deleted User
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 @ 11:14:42 PM

Oh certainly from a business standpoint it makes sense, but I have little interest in Sony's bottom line. I only care about what spins in my game system. So from that standpoint, as a gamer that has purchased 90 percent of their exclusively produced content, I'm a bit dissatisfied. But a few years from now, Im sure I wont be.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 @ 11:23:01 PM

maybe I wasn't being clear. If they grew their own install base by promoting something that was sure to sell lots of PS4's, then they could fund more studios to produce those exclusive games you want to spin in your PS4. Something like Destiny will get surefire results so taking a portion of their budget to support a smart marketing move is not a bad idea.



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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 1:34:22 AM

Sony is not trying to make Destiny seem exclusive. They're trying to show Destiny is best played on a PlayStation platform. There's a colossal difference.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 1:35:58 AM

More money for Sony = more games for me. Uh....I think I got it, guy.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 2:07:51 AM

They definitely are making it look exclusive with ads only promoting PS4, exclusive console bundle, and year long exclusive DLC. Doesnt matter to me i would have gotten Destiny on the 4 regardless. I do find it humorous that a tactic which was so reviled if a competitor did it, and it's actually being applauded for the hope of more sales to win a war. Oh and remember when anyone being *tricked* by the tactis were gullible , unintelligent, and uninformed? I wonder if the same holds true....

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godsman
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 8:06:45 AM

@KidPresentable

I kind of understand what you mean. Instead of Activision pushing the advertisement that sells Destiny on all platforms, Sony advertises for the game themselves.

This game will sell well on both Xbox and PS4. I only get angry when Microsoft does it to games that done sell well on their platform, like JRPG.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 9:12:36 AM

I still think DLC exclusivity is stupid regardless of who it's for. But it's moot for me even in the past since I rarely ever buy dlc anyways. (I'm not sure who was ever tricked by anything)

What I do like is that the game plays better on PS4. I think that will be the case for most multiplats, though. And that's not a heinous thing... that's the result of a slightly superior piece of hardware.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 10:32:59 AM

heh .... 'guy'

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Underdog15
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 11:08:56 AM

Did realize you were French, Temjin! Like the famous hockey player, Guy Lafleur!

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Temjin001
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 3:55:47 PM

haha yah, I was actually thinking more along the lines of Guy from Final Fight/Street Fighter. But hey, hockey is cool.

...you Canadians and your hockey ;)

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Crabba
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 5:22:52 PM

Go Kings Go!! :-)

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Underdog15
Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 1:02:31 AM

A couple weeks ago, I actually ran into Prust and Corey Perry at a golf course. Was cool. They said the play in a mens league there every tuesday. Apparently Drew Doughty is in it too, but he "wasn't off work yet", as they put it. LMAO.

I live in London, ON which is where all those guys are from. Former London Knights players.

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___________
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 9:11:05 AM
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no sh*t sherlock its practically the only AAA game releasing this holiday which is not a last year been there done that yearly sequel.
so thats not really saying much.
if thit was going up against uncharted 4 or GT7 or MGS 5 TPP it would be a very different story!

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MRSUCCESS
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 10:51:46 AM

I still think Destiny would sell more PS4s (especially in North America) than those games you mentioned -- why? Because it appeals to the masses.

Additionally -- it's not the only AAA title releasing this Fall. Far Cry 4 is realesing this Fall as well and I think it's the better game.

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shaytoon
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 1:02:04 PM
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i agree w ben, destiny will drive tons of ps4 sales, ESPECIALLY with that white ps4 bundle, and im one of them who preordered it.

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Corvo
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 4:01:09 PM
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BROOOOODBORNE!

Destiny will certainly move some systems. As will LBP3. Heard lots of talk about people already thinking of what level they wanna make first. Gotta love the ability to make your own levels.

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H8WL3R
Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 6:42:22 PM

Oh yes, Bloodborne, caught my interest!

I think Destiny does look somewhat interesting and LBP3, definitely of interest! I agree, the ability to create and play user created content can be quite awesome!!

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Jed
Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 6:32:21 PM
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Agreed. I imagine a lot of the Bungie fans who haven't made the generation leap are planning to get a PS4 just for Destiny.

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