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10-23-2017

Destiny 2

2017 is nearing an end, but there are still a few heavy hitting games coming out. Last month saw the release of the hotly anticipated Destiny 2 and even with negative press around microtransactions and changes to cosmetics, Bungie's sci-fi space opera still managed to outsell every other game of the year in a single month. There are no concrete numbers to back this up, but the NPD Group has released its September 2017 chart and Destiny 2 is reigning supreme.

According to the firm, revenue for the month totaled around $1.21 billion, which is an increase of 39% over last year. Hardware sales also saw an increase of 34% over last year, bringing in an estimated $316 million. The only statistic that went down was PC software sales, but I'm not sure if those include digital numbers or not (some companies are stingy with releasing digital figures).

The September 2017 chart looks like this:

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