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More people playing Destiny for shorter time periods

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It’s not just about how many people play your game. Sure, it’s important to reach a lot of people, but you don’t want that game sitting there, barely touched. Destiny’s player base is growing, but that doesn’t mean that the overall hour count is going to keep rising.

Activision doesn’t want to give us the details of how many people are playing Destiny at any given time. However, they did share during their earnings call that the player based was over 20 million with the average players jamming the game for “about three hours a day”. While this sounds pretty cool, it’s nice to compare this with previous comments in January where they said that Destiny had about 16 million players who played for “more than three hours per day”.

Destiny has become something of a joke among critics; it looked so great and got everyone so excited only to be a bit of a let down in the final execution. However, that hasn’t really deterred players. Sure, there are plenty of people who weren’t impressed with the game, but the fact that 20 million accounts have played the game certainly proves that it had some value for players.

Rather than implying that the shorter gaming times means that people are losing interest, I think we’re seeing the dawn of more relaxed players getting the game. These aren’t the die-hard early adopters, but those who were curious about the game and picked it up on sale. Now they are keen to play, but don’t feel the need to sink hours and hours into the game. At least Bungie is still getting some love from gamers for the title – it doesn’t have to live up to the hype immediately for Activision to make a decent amount of cash on it.

Now to see if the expansions bring some of the die-hard fans back to the fold.

Last Updated: May 8, 2015

27 Comments

  1. Nikola

    May 8, 2015 at 12:12

    I was soooo into this game loved it, but somewhere down the line I completely lost interest and not sure will play the new expansion…..

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    • Rock789

      May 8, 2015 at 12:17

      Yup, that’s how I feel… Absolutely loved it and put SO many hours into it (even had a nearly 10 hour session with it one weekend when I was home sick with flu). Always wanted to play at least 1 to 2 hours a day to keep upgrading my weapons. But after I put it away, got into something else (not even necessarily a new game – just a different game), it seems that need has completely left me. I even tried the first expansion… It, literally, did nothing for me – I was bored after 10 minutes. That Destiny spark seems to most definitely be extinguished in me.

      I wonder what they could do to bring it back…?

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 8, 2015 at 12:20

        temple of osiris (Not the kak Tomb Raider game) should help the PvP number while prison of elders looks like a horde mode this game needs. But will have to wait and see I guess.

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        • Rock789

          May 8, 2015 at 12:22

          Yeah – I’m keeping my eye on those. Destiny is still installed on my PS4 (although I am considering removing it because space will be needed for Witcher 3 and Project Cars)… So will see how those turn out. But they won’t be Day 1 try outs for me – I’ll wait for the feedback from trusted peeps before I attempt to dive back in.

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      • RinceThis

        May 8, 2015 at 12:33

        A new fuse? *RUNS

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 8, 2015 at 12:34

          They’ll need to replace the entire box. *RUNS FASTER

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    • Fnuik

      May 8, 2015 at 12:17

      I did not have the expansions, but 2 weeks ago I loaded up the game, cause I was bored of everything else I had, and I am enjoying it now even more than before. I even bought the expansion pass

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 8, 2015 at 12:18

      You hear that? That’s the sound of Iron sending you a Destiny invite after the new DLC lands 😛

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    • 20twelve

      May 8, 2015 at 14:42

      I know that feel.

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  2. Pariah

    May 8, 2015 at 12:13

    • Lord Chaos

      May 8, 2015 at 12:17

      They’ve got no-one…oops, I mean nothing better to do?

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      • Pariah

        May 8, 2015 at 12:19

        OOOOOO BAAAAAA MAAAAAAA SEEEEEELF!

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        • Pariah

          May 8, 2015 at 12:22

          For those who may not understand:

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        • HairyEwok

          May 8, 2015 at 12:27

          I thought it was obamas elf… don’t want to be obamas elf anymore?

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          • Pariah

            May 8, 2015 at 12:27

            I feel sorry for your dreams man…

    • Jonah Cash

      May 8, 2015 at 14:41

      I still play this and can’t wait for the House of Wolves!!

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  3. Hammersteyn

    May 8, 2015 at 12:17

    The grinding was fun, but there are other games as well. If this was the be all,end all it promied it would be then people would play longer.

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  4. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 8, 2015 at 12:20

    Gonna disagree. I am fairly sure WoW has like 100 billion accounts. It is active accounts that matter.

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    • Pariah

      May 8, 2015 at 12:21

      To be fair, 90 billion of those are gold spammers.

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 8, 2015 at 12:21

      Headshot

      Reply

  5. Ottokie

    May 8, 2015 at 12:28

    • RinceThis

      May 8, 2015 at 12:34

      HAHAHAHAH!

      Reply

    • Sageville

      May 8, 2015 at 14:26

      DON’T YOU DARE MOCK EVOLVE!!

      ok, that is funny….

      Reply

  6. Jonah Cash

    May 8, 2015 at 14:42

    Can really not wait for the House of Wolves. Bring it on already!!

    Reply

  7. Michelle

    May 11, 2015 at 08:31

    I only play the crucible,but it’s still kinda sucky as I’m not that high a level and my weapons are not as powerful,yet I managed to get a 11-9 last night,lol it felt great as the other guys had such powerful weapons and high defense.
    I only play about 2 hours max,alone,with a friend it can be all day.

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