This analyst predicts Destiny could sell more than Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Monday, 30th June 2014 17:37 GMT By Sherif Saed

Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz is suggesting that Destiny will be the best-selling game of the year. Selling more copies than Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Assassin’s Creed: Unity and even Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.


Venturebeat is citing a report from the Cowen and Company, in which analyst Doug Creutz predicts that Destiny will sell 10 to 15 million copies, roughly some $600 million to $900 million in revenue.

The estimates are based on Cowen’s Ordometer, a system that tracks game pre-orders in the US and then compares it to actual results after launch. The data is measured on weekly basis, starting from E3 week, and until the end of the year. The data only covers retail copies that are sold to consoles.

According to Creutz, Destiny has the highest Ordometer score of any game in the past four years, poising it to outsell Call of Duty: Advanced Ware, which currently has similar pre-order numbers to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Below is a list of the top five scorers on the system:

  • Destiny
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Far Cry 4

Thanks, Gamespot.



  1. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    Pffft! I hope this is a joke. Call Of Duty Advance Warfare will outsell everything this year.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. SlayerGT

    Anyone know what the end game is, business strategy-wise. Cause I’m interested, but don’t want the nickel and dime dlc “support”.

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    Either way Activision is going to be swimming in pools of money. Destiny should do successfully well, don’t bank on COD like numbers yet.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. mamu-ti

    That s never gona hapened.

    #4 6 months ago

    I can see that possibly happening though pre-orders mean nothing when access to a beta is available.

    Think Battlefield once had higher pre-orders than Call of Duty for said reason and eventually was outgunned sales wise.

    Call of Duty love it or hate it is the powerhouse of our industry. Destiny following suit without over crossing the Call of Duty line is great business for Activision.

    #5 6 months ago
  6. antraxsuicide

    They’d better find some hype then, because I don’t know a single person who’s interested in this game. The CoD demographic that fuels these types of numbers don’t know it even exists. Definitely doesn’t have any big buzz around it.

    #6 6 months ago
  7. bradk825

    The conditions are right for a new IP to do awesome, but I sincerely doubt this report. COD will outsell everything like it usually does. Master Chief is likely to do well but it’s got a limited install base (though it will likely encourage some with a 360 to make the jump) .

    #7 6 months ago
  8. jmg24bad

    I hope so. But destiny comes from the same publisher as COD lmao. So Activision is going to fucking win

    #8 6 months ago
  9. jmg24bad

    People who haven’t played it. Are the ones who aren’t hyped. I WAS one of those people. But then I actually played it.

    #9 6 months ago

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