Activision Sets PlayStation Record With New "Destiny" Game

By MarketWatch Pulse

Activision Blizzard Inc. announced that its new game, "Destiny: The Taken King," set a record for the most downloaded day-one game in Sony PlayStation history. It also set a record for a new day-one franchise benchmark for both total players and peak online concurrency, surpassing the original "Destiny" launch last September. In a statement on Thursday, the company, which is behind the e-sports marvel "World of Warcraft," said its "Destiny" franchise continues to gain momentum. Shares of Activision were up 1% to $30.81 in recent trade. They have risen 24% over the last three months versus a 5% decline for the broader S&P 500. Shares of Sony are up 1.7% to $26.59. The game retails for $59.99.

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