Activision’s Destiny Competes With Activision’s CoD for FPS Superiority
According to NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella Destiny is the second most successful FPS franchise, only behind Call of Duty which Activision also publishes. Despite the ups and downs of the first and second games, as well as the recent issues but great sales of Shadowkeep, Destiny remains one of the most successful franchises out there. Bungie has taken their success from Halo and launched another timeless franchise which is currently available on PS4, PC and Xbox One and will release alongside Google Stadia.
“Since its debut Sept’14, Destiny is the #2 best-selling franchise in U.S. dollar sales, trailing only Call of Duty,” said Mat Piscatella. “Destiny is also the 7th overall best-selling franchise in tracked sales in that period.” So according to these numbers, both Destiny 1 and 2 were each successful in their own right and it’s likely the trend will continue into a third installment.
Since 2014, Bungie amassed a great following with the series as they continue adding to the franchise with more post-launch content, expansions, seasonal events, etc. The franchise has inspired aspects of other games such as the Division 2 and Anthem, both of which show a right way and a wrong way of handling similar systems.
Because Call of Duty titles consistently lead the NPD charts, it’s no shocker that Call of Duty retains the first place in sales of FPS games. In fact, the NPD top selling Xbox One and PS4 games’ lists include multiple Call of Duty titles from Call of Duty World War II to Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. Call of Duty has been a franchise for much longer than Destiny and it’s possible that one day Bungie can surpass the leading FPS.
So do you prefer Call of Duty or Destiny and why? Are you surprised that Bungie’s space FPS is gaining on the FPS juggernaut already? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Gaming Bolt