Activision has revealed that the recent Destiny beta saw over 4 million players step into the boots of guardians during its 10 day period. In fact, there were 4,638,937 beta participants spread across four consoles: the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Activision’s CEO Eric Hirshberg said via a press release that this figure represented the “largest console beta ever for a new IP”. During the last weekend that the Destiny beta was running, Activision and Bungie threw the doors open to anyone without a beta invite. This, in all likelihood, significantly increased the total player count for the beta as originally players had to pre-order the game to be granted access to the beta, or be lucky enough to bag themselves an invite online.