It looks like Destiny 2 physical game sales are down more than 50 percent in the United States.This is compared to the original Destiny game in the first month after launch.
The report is based on sell-through data sourced by three Wall Street analyst reports. The launch month of Destiny 2 brought in a lower amount of physical sales compared to the original title by a significant amount. The franchise seems to be losing steam in this regard.
“The launch month of Destiny 2 was well short of the original iteration by a material amount,” writes Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson in a note to investors.
And Destiny 2 physical sales haven’t just been disappointing in the United States. The title’s first-week physical sales in the United Kingdom saw a 58 percent year over year decline compared to the original Destiny game. Physical sales don’t show the full picture of course. They don’t take into account digital sales so it’s possible that Destiny 2’s overall sales might be equal to or even better than its predecessor, but the physical sales should not be down quite this much. Activision seems to be happy with Destiny 2’s performance so far. We would need more numbers to see just how well it is doing. It said last month that Destiny 2 sales have “surpassed the original’s records for engagement and digital sales in launch week.”