Destiny beta played by over 4.6m people

Activision has revealed the number of people that had played the beta of its new blockbuster IP Destiny.

In total 4,638,937 people played the beta between its launch on July 17th and end on July 28th.

The beta was initially exclusive to PlayStation consoles, but as of July 23rd,Xbox fans were able to get their hands on the game.

This is the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date,” said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg,

Hosting a beta at this scale is an incredible feat,so we’re thrilled to see the phenomenal response. But the beta is just a taste of what’s to come. We’re counting down the days to our launch day, September 9th.”

Bungie’s COO Pete Parsons added: We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta.

We surpassed even our own goals and the feedback was invaluable. We cannot thank the community enough, the response was humbling and in the weeks ahead we’ll be working hard to ensure that Destiny lives up to the expectations at launch.”

Destiny launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 9th.

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