And analysts believe Heartstone will be even more successful.
In a recent investor’s note from Cowen & Company, analysts believed that Bungie’s upcoming MMO FPS could sell 10 million units in its lifetime. This, in spite of being more enthusiastic for Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming free to play collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
“We believe Activision’s collaboration with Bungie, Destiny, is probably the most anticipated title of the year among the gaming community.
“We expect the game to sell very well, and are modeling 10 million units in lifetime sales, with potentially significant upside. However, in some ways we are even more enthusiastic about Blizzard’s free-to-play card game Hearthstone, for four reasons: expectations are relatively low; it is based on the wildly successful Warcraft IP; it will be available on mobile devices later this year; and finally, we have played it and think it is uniquely great.”
Destiny is currently slated to release on September 9th for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 worldwide.