After 24 hours, Activision is reporting that Destiny has sold $500 million in revenue. Keep in mind, this is dollars sold to retailers, and to Sony/Microsoft. Actual sold through unit figures were not released, and most likely will not until next week. Activision is saying that because of the initial sales figures, Destiny is the most successful new IP launch of all time, as well with having the highest-selling day one digital sales on consoles. Hopefully next week we will have actual units sold, as well as how many were sold on which platform.
Upcoming PS4 title Driveclub is recieving a season pass along with free content, developer Evolution announced today. The season pass will include premium DLC that includes new cars and campaign tour expansions, with the first pack releasing in November. As far as the free content, one car a month will be released for free running from October to June, as well as new tracks. Driveclub will be released October 7th, and the season pass will cost $25.
In a change of pace, Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be released in episodic episodes. The game will consist of four episodes, each priced at $5.99, that will release weekly with cliffhangers near the end of each episode. A season pass can be bought for $24.99, that includes additional game content (no details are currently given about that content). When the episodes are finished a retail disk version will be released for $39.99, with the additional game content that came with the digital season pass included. With the success of The Walking Dead episodic games, it will be interesting to see how this approach works for the Resident Evil series and Capcom.
For those waiting for Watch Dogs on the Wii U, the wait will soon be over. Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs will be releasing on November 18th in the US, and November 21st in the UK. This could be a very important release for Ubisoft, as the company CEO Yves Guillemot has been vocal about Wii U's less then stellar sales performance (via Gamespot).
Three new 3DS XL models will be released in the coming months. A Super Smash Bros themed 3DS XL (in either red or blue) will be released on September 19th. Interestingly this 3DS does NOT come bundled with a copy of the Smash Bros game for 3DS, unlike the 3DS XLbundle in Europe. If retro is more your thing, a retro 3DS XL with an NES controller lid design will be available October 10th. Lastly, a Persona Q themed 3DS XL will be made available November 25th. The NES Retro 3DS XL and Persona Q 3DS XL systems will be sold exclusively by Gamestop. All three themed 3DS XL systems will be $199.99.