Sony confident in Destiny as a PS4 seller

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Sony’s European boss Jim Ryan believes that the game that’ll most convince people to buy a PlayStation 4 is not a first party title, but rather Activision and Bungie’s Destiny. Speaking with CVG, Ryan said that there are many games that’ll help sell the PS4 coming this year, but the definitive one has to be bungie’s open-world shooter.

“If I had to pick one, it’d probably be Destiny. We’re partnered up with Activision on that. The intensity and depth that the two organizations are working at is something I’ve never seen before,” he said. “Both really want to make this work in a really serious way.

“The game is obviously multiformat so it will be out on Xbox One and 360, as it will be on PS3. But I think, certainly in our eyes, the main prize is the PS4 version of the game. We want to make that absolutely enormous.”

Much like with Watch Dogs, of which nearly 60% of its sales were on PlayStation 4, Sony’s nearly convinced the world that Destiny is a game to played on their new gen consoles.

A closed Destiny Alpha kicks off today for the lucky few who’ve received codes. We’ve got access to the Alpha, so we’ll let you know soon how the game’s shaping up, and remove that remaining air of mystery surrounding the shooter.

The PlayStation versions of the game will also pack in extra content that Microsoft’s consoles won’t be getting, which is starting to look like a bit of a running theme this generation.

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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