With less than two weeks left in the year, it’s important to take stock of what happened, what worked, and what didn’t. As is tradition in the video game world, it’s nice to look back and see what games defied expectations, shattered records, or even just made the biggest impact on the industry. In terms of sales, two games stood out above all the others before the year was done. Ironically, it was two games that had a lot of controversies too. Those games are Call Of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2.
This comes straight from Business Wire, who notes in a statement on their site:
Activision has delivered the No. 1 and No. 2 top selling console video games in North America this year (based on revenues), continuing a string of chart-topping title releases in 2017.
You have to admit, that’s impressive that one company had the top two games, but it’s also not too surprising given the hype and popularity of the series. Destiny 2 was highly-anticipated before its release, and many fans were happy to see that Call Of Duty was heading back to its roots in returning to World War II.
Now, as we said, while the sales are impressive, there were some missteps along the way. For Call Of Duty, there were major bugs that held back the game at launch, mainly in their Headquarters feature. However, that did get resolved. There was also some issues with how the story was handled in terms of content.
With Destiny 2, fans were outraged about how certain things were handled, including the story, the gameplay, the Loot Boxes, and more. In their eyes, it was a completely different game from what they got in the original Destiny. This was only compounded during the recent debacle with the Curse Of Osiris DLC.
Regardless though, it was a very successful year for the company, and that should be praised.