Sony Boss Says Destiny Will Be The Biggest System Seller This Holiday

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 12:40 PM
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SCEE head honcho Jim Ryan has claimed that Bungie’s upcoming sci-fi shooter Destiny will shift more PlayStation 4 consoles this holiday season than any other title.

While Sony’s rapid-selling console is seriously lacking in exclusives during the coming months, Ryan believes that the combination of exclusive content and being the more powerful system makes the PlayStation 4 the go-to system for multiplatform releases. It’s an area where the PS3 has suffered over the last eight years, usurped by the ease of development for the Xbox 360…

Word of mouth is of course a powerful thing, and even people only mildly interested in the next-gen games consoles will have heard whispers of PlayStation 4 being the dominant console when it comes to brute strength.

While titles such as DriveClub, The Last of Us Remastered, Far Cry 4, and FIFA 15 will all help drive sales forward, Ryan believes it’s Bungie’s shooter that will having players running to game stores. During E3 Ryan claimed that the partnership between Activision and Sony was huge, saying the “intensity and depth that the two organizations are working at is something I’ve never seen before.

An exclusive PlayStation 4 beta will begin on July 17th, while Destiny’s release will be joined by a special edition white PlayStation 4 bundle.

We'll find out for ourselves soon enough whether Destiny is any sort of system seller as we're already closing in on Destiny's September 9th release, arriving on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. 

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15:34 Jun-12-2014

To me considering that i'm seeing seriously no one that is hyped about Destiny, it feels to me that the Game will flop badly...especially considering that making it has costed 500 million dollars.

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14:53 Jun-12-2014

i love FPS games. also other genre too. but truth be told. only two FPS games are popular.


Call of duty, and Battlefield! hardline, battlefront, BF4 or ghost, black ops, advanced warfare whatever. only these survive rest die down fast.

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13:39 Jun-12-2014

lol i feel like NOBODY talks about destiny it just looks like a generic shooter... again...

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14:47 Jun-12-2014

exactly, by what i saw at E3 2014 i was like...meh, nothing that great

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13:16 Jun-12-2014

After what Watch Dogs did. I'll can never get hyped up for a new IP ever again.

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15:59 Jun-12-2014

I feel ya... We all feel ya...

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13:07 Jun-12-2014

Skepticism is high.

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13:07 Jun-12-2014

A pompous guy here....

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12:54 Jun-12-2014

Well, at least he has confidence...

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12:48 Jun-12-2014

I think I'd rather save my money and by a second graphics card, and wait for The Witcher 3. Can't say I have much interest in Destiny at all.

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12:42 Jun-12-2014

hmmmm not so sure about that :/

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