Activision Blizzard's highly anticipated first-person shooter game 'Destiny' grossed $500 million in sales in just 24 hours.

Activision Blizzard has a reason to smile these days, especially after reporting that their much-anticipated video game has grossed close to $500 million in sales; all in just 24 hours. Though the actual number of copies sold were not disclosed as of yet, the figures alone are something to behold.

While many compare it to past games such as Call of Duty: Ghosts’ or even Grand Theft Auto 5, it may not be wise to compare it with those other mentioned games. For one, they were installments while Destiny is a new player in the video game market and is touted to be the next iconic name in the video game circle.

Lest we forget, Destiny was a most pre-ordered game prior to the actual sales which commenced Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and were sold for $60 per copy. Normally, games would rack in 40% of their sales in the first five days but Destiny did it in just 24 hours. It gives you an idea on how good this game is.

Destiny is an online first-person shooter game wherein the player/s act as guardians of the last city on Earth set in the future. Players can create unique characters that they can customize as far as look and skills are concerned. The game is available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.

Going back to the official tally on how much the game made, such could take a while. Some copies of the game could be laying on the store shelves as we speak, not counted as a sale and hence leaving most folks relying on the hotness it garnered during the pre-order stage. But that alone could be an indicator, seeing gamers who opted to wait for its actual availability rather than pre-order, a number undefined but presumably plenty (with reference to the gaming industry demand at the moment for this kind of online game).

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