Activision announced in its latest financial report that Destiny has more than 9.5 million registered users, and that the next game in the series is already in the works. Activision called Destiny the “largest new franchise launch in history” and one of the 10 largest game launches “ever in the US”. The firm also reiterated Destiny players average over three hours of playtime per day.
According to Activision’s Eric Hirshberg, expansion packs beyond The Dark Below are in the works as well as the next game release, although they didn’t specify an actual name for the next game just yet. Regarding Destiny’s 9.5 million registered users, Hirshberg said the number wasn’t indicative of how many units were sold, as many players have more than one registered account.
“There’s a relationship to sell through, but it’s not exact as some people have more than one profile,” he said. Hirshberg also said “purchase intent” for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was incredibly high, and while the company wouldn’t predict how well the Day Zero edition was doing, the firm feels the game will sell really well this holiday season as more Xbox One and PS4 consoles are sold.