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Video game 'Destiny' breaks sales records by raking in more than $500 million

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The hottest movie of the summer "Guardians of the Galaxy" had a production budget of about $170 million dollars, which is a lot of money for an untested franchise, but it wound up faring quite well.

But that $170 million is nothing next to the $500 million it cost to make the new video game called "Destiny."

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Bungie — that's the company who makes the game — is probably feeling good about their big investment Tuesday, because even though it was just released, they've already made their money back, and in the process set the record for the best selling new video game IP of all time.

The game's by the same company who created the "Halo" franchise, and it's been highly anticipated for quite a while now, with more than 4.6 million people participating in the online beta of the game - setting yet another record for the biggest beta for this new generation of consoles. 

This Wired article goes in depth as to why so many resources were invested into this game. And the accompanying audio interview with Dan Hsu - the Editor-in-Chief of Games Beat - includes why this game's been so highly anticipated, what the money was spent on and whether you should play it.