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Destiny Might Outsell Grand Theft Auto V

Last year, for the first time in a while, a Call of Duty game wasn't atop the year-end sales chart.

In fact, it was the wildly popular Grand Theft Auto V, which broke all sorts of sales records when it launched. Now, Destiny is looming large on the horizon and the question is simple: Will it outsell Rockstar's immense blockbuster?

Analysts say Bungie's game could sell 15 million copies in 2014 alone, which would definitely put it in GTAV's wheelhouse. Considering all the factors, it doesn't seem impossible for Destiny to break all the records GTAV set. Its biggest hurdle, obviously, is that it's a new IP and GTA is...well, GTA. However, we're looking at a shared-world, multiplayer-oriented shooter that ticks all the boxes of current industry trends. Bungie went and combined the most popular features in gaming today and now, they're looking to produce a gargantuan title. Gamers are eagerly champing at the bit, too.

Also, don't forget that Destiny is supposed to be an ongoing experience, so perhaps it's inevitable that it'll outsell GTAV in the course of its lifespan, which, according to Activision, might last ten years. Yes, ten years. Can you see yourself playing the same game for that long?

Tags: destiny, gtav, grand theft auto v, destiny sales, gtav sales

9/4/2014 9:53:50 PM Ben Dutka

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Corvo
Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 10:14:55 PM
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Now there's a thought... I will be looking forward to see if it does or not. If Destiny does hit it bigger than GTAV, Destiny will prove people want a more diverse gaming experience and running around shooting people to rankup to than prestige to than re rankup to max again is so 2010.

Either way, the gaming world needs to show developers to show some pride in their work and not be afraid of the loud ones who disagree with everything. Destiny could be the foothold ship that will sail the way to a new era of gaming.

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Bonampak
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 10:48:13 PM

Well let's consider the following:

1. GTAV came out when both the PS3 and 360 each had a 80 million user base. So there was a greater chance for it to sell better than when said consoles first came out.

2. The PS4 and X1 have around 15 million users combined. So it will not sale more than GTAV in the short run. Maybe if it does in fact hang around for 10 years, it'll sell more than GTAV. Maybe. Because GTAV didn't stop selling since it launched.

3. GTAV is coming to PS4,X1 and Steam. So its sales are just going to increase even more.

IMO these predictions are not very constructive. Let Destiny stand on its own and carve its own success without having to compare it to X game.

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mustang750r
Sunday, September 07, 2014 @ 7:24:38 AM

Bonampak you do know Destiny is also coming to last gen as well as current gen PS4 and X1 consoles, right?

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berserk
Sunday, September 07, 2014 @ 1:45:47 PM

Pretty sure he is clueless about that mustang . Who would not agree that it might happen otherwise .

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shaytoon
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 1:33:43 AM
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sales beating gta v is very likely, considering the game is coming bundled with a ps4.

as for playing it for 10 years? dont think its gonna happen regardless of all the new dlc/material they provide. as if nothing in the next 10 years will "outdo" destiny?

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Poseidon126
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 1:46:09 AM

^^^ See World of Warcraft for a decade long dominance of the MMO genre.

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JackieBoy
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 2:36:00 AM

@Poseidon
This.

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JackieBoy
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 2:37:41 AM
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GTAV came only on PS3 and Xbox360. Destiny is comming to PS3/4, Xbox360/One so yeah - it is likely to outsell GTAV.

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souljah92
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 9:10:34 AM

gta V is coming to ps4 and xbone too, this isn't gunna outsell gta V man.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 7:03:12 AM
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Hey anybody know if I can get a handle in it? I hate my PSN name.

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Underdog15
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 7:12:59 AM

ice, ice, baby

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Norrin Radd
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 9:18:42 AM

You cannot. It uses your PSN ID or Xbox Gamertag.

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mustang750r
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 11:01:34 AM

Just tell us what you want to be called in game?

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mustang750r
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 11:02:26 AM
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Is there a PSX group made up yet for this

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MRSUCCESS
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 11:56:57 AM
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I HIGHLY doubt it and let me say why.

1. Grand Theft Auto is a household name that can be mentioned to most if not all gamers (and non gamers) and they will know about it. Destiny is just beginning.

2. While Destiny is not the average shooter it will get mixed up and identified as one.

3. Review scores will definitely play a part in the sales of the game especially if the servers are not working properly. Thankfully Rockstar didn't have online in the beginning and the reviews didn't suffer the consequences.

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Lone Wanderer
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 3:08:20 PM
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This dont even make any sense or apply here. Gta V came out last year on last gen and it sold 34 million copies.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 9:51:58 PM
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the ten years thing is like the WoW model which is what i thought from the beginning. but as for the sales that is going to be big but how ig is another question

happy gaming

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ricksterj
Sunday, September 07, 2014 @ 12:06:29 PM
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Gee; let's think on this. A game that REQUIRES an always online connection for play (pun intended) vs a game that does NOT. Seems like a no brainer to me.

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PHOENIXZERO
Sunday, September 07, 2014 @ 9:02:39 PM
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Yeah, that's not going to happen... Destiny even after the positive reactions from the beta doesn't have anywhere near the buzz GTA V had last year.

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