Xbox takes 50% of Destiny sales in first week


Last week's launch of Bungie's new IP saw Microsoft's consoles come out equal in terms of sales.

According to Chart Track, the UK's leading market monitor of video game sales in the UK and Ireland, the release of Destiny last week has caused a 50/50 split across both Sony and Microsoft's consoles.

Despite Microsoft being unable to actually advertise Destiny for their console, unlike Sony's TV adverts for the game, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 came up with 50% of the game's sales last week.

The official sales figures show that the Xbox One took 36% of the overall sales, whereas the Xbox 360 versions pulled in 14%. Sony's PS4 had 46% of the share, and the PS3 took just 4%.

The Chart Track figures above don't include the digital download copies of the game, just the physical retail ones.

Destiny has come out on top for this year's biggest new launch IP, beating Ubisoft's Watch Dogs which was released back in May. The game is also the biggest new IP launch in the UK ever. Thanks, Eurogamer.

We've been playing Destiny since its launch on 9th September last week and we brought you our first impressions of the game a few days into playing. And, being the lovely folks we are, we even gave you some top tips on becoming the ultimate Guardian. Our review of Destiny will be up later in the week, so keep an eye out. 

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