Forums - Gaming Discussion - Prediction : Destiny will flop

By the end of 2015, Destiny will reach...

15+ million sales
10+ million sales
5+ million sales
less than 5 million sales

Many previews and videos of the Alpha are available now, while most of the early technical issues are now corrected the games seems to leave a very meh impression to those who played it, mainly because of

 

- as am MMO it feels incomplete

- as an FPS it feels unfocused

- repetitive missions

- poor social features

- poor AI

 

The beta will be accessible on PS4 starting tomorrow.

My prediction is that the beta will leave people disappointed, upfront sales will remain good (2 million across all platforms' first week combined), Xmas sales will be average at best (3.5 million by the end of 2014) and the legs will be the ones suffering the most (4.5-5.5 million by the end of 2015)

 

For any other new IP this would not be considered a "flop", but this game has huge sunken costs (half a billion dollars) and had probably 10 million+ units in target.

 

Second prediction : the game will become free to play by 2016

 

 

please keep the discussion civil



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Destiny won't flop it will do really well.

Also, why would it ever become free to play? No other AAA retail game has EVER done that, why would Activision do something that stupid?

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Ka-pi96 said:
Destiny won't flop it will do really well.

Also, why would it ever become free to play? No other AAA retail game has EVER done that, why would Activision do something that stupid?


Star  Wars MMO did that



People say Call of duty suck but it still selling millions and millions

PS4 - over 100 millions let's say 120m
Xbox One - 70m
Wii U - 25m

Vita - 15m if it will not get Final Fantasy Kingdoms Heart and Monster Hunter 20m otherwise
3DS - 80m

It won't saleswise, for sure. There will be a lot of advertising around this game, pre-orders are already high. It will be something like "brought to by the creators of Halo - a new game arises" or stuff like that
But we will see how long it will keep gamers entertained and how the reviews are going...

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fighter said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Destiny won't flop it will do really well.

Also, why would it ever become free to play? No other AAA retail game has EVER done that, why would Activision do something that stupid?


Star  Wars MMO did that

Star Wars MMO was a subcription based MMO, not really comparable since Destiny won't require subcriptions.



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The beta is on July 17th for PS4. Damn, you cannot even get that right. I disagree strongly.

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Ka-pi96 said:
fighter said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Destiny won't flop it will do really well.

Also, why would it ever become free to play? No other AAA retail game has EVER done that, why would Activision do something that stupid?


Star  Wars MMO did that

Star Wars MMO was a subcription based MMO, not really comparable since Destiny won't require subcriptions.

at least two modes of Destiny require a subscription



chocoloco said:
The beta is on July 17th for PS4. Damn, you cannot even get that right. I disagree strongly.


The Alpha is tomorrow though, easy mistake to make...



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fighter said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Star Wars MMO was a subcription based MMO, not really comparable since Destiny won't require subcriptions.

at least two modes of Destiny require a subscription


Xbox Live and PS+?

I doubt they would get removed though.



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