Destiny 2 released last week Wednesday, and it seems that the marketing and PR machine of Activision and Bungie payed off, as it was picked up by a lot of people.
Over the weekend, Bungie’s official Twitter account tweeted that the game had over 1.2 million concurrent online players, and thanked everyone for the overwhelming support that the game got on launch:
Thank you all so much for playing, Guardians! Right now Destiny 2 has over 1.2 Million concurrent players online. We'll see you in the wild.
— Bungie (@Bungie) September 9, 2017
That is a lot of people that bought into the game on week one. To give a bit of perspective, Overwatch, one of the most popular online games recently released, saw over 7 million players in its first week, but that’s not concurrent players, and the game was launched on PC as well, where Destiny 2 was only launched on console last week. I know of a lot of people holding out for the PC version of the game, so we can expect some high numbers for D2 going forward.
What is interesting to note is the stability of the servers and game though. There were a few reported incidents of people having connection issues, but considering the number of players that’s playing at the same time, it really is not bad.
I’ve played a ton of the game over the last couple of days, and you can expect my review for it soon.