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Destiny Has Had More Players Than Halo 3 And Reach Combined

by Dean James

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Bungie has always been excellent at interacting with its community over the years and that certainly hasn’t changed since the release of Destiny. Through their weekly updates, they have given us a glimpse into the world of Destiny, including a number of stats associated with the game. The latest happened to provide some pretty intriguing stats about the number of people that have played since release.

Destiny has had plenty of controversy since release, but still managed to sell incredibly at launch across the different platforms. As a result, there are plenty of people continuing to play the game. Specifically, Bungie says that the game averages 3.2 million players every day, with the average playtime per person at three hours per day. The average player is said to play the game 1.8 times per day, with 20.9 total playtimes since launch.

The most intriguing stat came when discussing the numbers over the last three weeks, in which Bungie said the following:

  • “Over the past three weeks, we’ve had more players online in Destiny than we did during the same span for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, combined.”

We must remember that Destiny released on four platforms rather than just one like the other two, but that is still very impressive numbers considering how popular Halo 3 and Halo: Reach were after launch.

Are you still one of the many playing Destiny a month after launch? If so, do you see yourself continuing to do so in the months moving forward? That will be the true test, as Halo’s longevity was what made it such a success.

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