How Many People Play Destiny Every Day?

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This weekend Bungie dropped some interesting data that suggests that Destiny is more popular than its mixed reception would suggest. While we're still waiting on official Destiny sales figures from Activision, it seems that on average 3.2 million people are playing every day. The average player has also logged in 20 times in the month since launch and plays three hours every day.


Those figures are exceptional, and are substantially better than the totals for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach – Bungie's last two games – combined. People are still playing Destiny a bit less than Call of Duty, though. Last year, we learned that people play about 1,900 years of CoD every day. With Destiny it's closer to 1,095 years. Any way you slice it, though, that's incredible.

"When we see the raw numbers, it's easy for us to say that the destination was worth the journey, community manager David Dague said. " Stay tuned for the next evolution of our shared adventure."


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Average of 3 hours per day? They must have hit a pretty young market. I would imagine most working adults don't have that kind of time to game every day.