Activision has released a few details about the first-day sales performance of Destiny, and there are some big, big numbers being bandied around.

According to the publisher, more than $500 million worth of the game was "sold into retail stores" on day one. We're assuming that would count as "shipped" rather than "sold" but you've got to believe that a high percentage of those copies have actually been sold through, now. That figure makes the launch the biggest from a new IP of all time.

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard said:

"Based on extraordinary audience demand, retail and first party orders worldwide have exceeded $500 million for Destiny. This industry milestone marks another blockbuster success for our company and demonstrates our unique ability to create some of the most successful entertainment franchises in the world. The success of Destiny, along with the recent introduction of Blizzard Entertainment's Hearthstone, is further validation of our unique capabilities to create great entertainment franchises from the ground up."

Not only that, but the game took the crown of "biggest day one digital console release in history" as well, although given the hype around being able to preorder and preload the game, that isn't all that surprising.