Well this is very surprising, especially a beta for a new IP. Activision and Bungie confirmed today that Destiny experienced the biggest console beta for an upcoming AAA game. The beta first kick off on July 17 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. On Sunday evening before the beta ended, a total of 4,638,937 players were participated.
“This is the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date. Hosting a beta at this scale is an incredible feat, so we’re thrilled to see the phenomenal response. But the beta is just a taste of what’s to come. We’re counting down the days to our launch day, September 9th.”
Pete Parsons, COO of Bungie said .“We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta. We surpassed even our own goals and the feedback was invaluable. We cannot thank the community enough, the response was humbling and in the weeks ahead we’ll be working hard to ensure that Destiny lives up to the expectations at launch.”
Destiny will launch on September 9th for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Xbox one.