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Both ‘Destiny’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ expected to outsell ‘Call of Duty’

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Ubisoft’s next-gen only game, Assassin’s Creed Unity, is expected to outperform this year’s release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare while Bungie’s Destiny is expected to sell more copies than any other game according to early analyst predictions. In a report from VG247 on June 30, it was revealed that Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz anticipates several titles to outsell what has been one of gaming’s most top-selling franchises for the past several years by predicting that three games will beat out Call of Duty this year.

The analyst publicized that he believes that Bungie’s persistent shared-world shooter will find success as Creutz feels that Destiny will be the top selling game of 2015. Going down the list, the Cowen and Company specialist next predicted that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will likely secure the number two spot followed by Assassin’s Creed Unity in third. Pushing down what was once considered an unbeatable juggernaut within the industry; Creutz expects that this fall’s Call of Duty entry will only be the fourth best-selling game of the year.

Destiny is Activision’s newest IP that is being developed by the team behind Halo, Bungie. The publisher is giving the multiplayer shooter their full support after CEO Bobby Kotick referred to the title as being a $500 million investment on more than one occasion. However, there seems to be some confusion involved in the game’s exact cost of the game considering Bungie has repeatedly shot down the idea that Destiny has a budget anywhere near that large.

Unlike other games on the list of game that are expected to have the best sales of 2015, Activision has ensured that Destiny can reach a much larger user base since the MMO-like shooter will release across both the new and old generation of platforms. While titles such as Assassin’s Creed Unity will only appear on the Xbox One and Playstation 4, Destiny has the advantage of also launching on last-gen platforms which can be found in a significantly larger number of households.