On Tuesday, Destiny: The Taken King broke the record for the most downloaded day-one game in PlayStation history, and set a new day-one franchise benchmark for total players and peak online concurrency. The broken record was held before by the original Destiny launch, which was the biggest new video game franchise launch in PlayStation history.
“Destiny: The Taken King is officially the most downloaded game on day-one in PlayStation history and set a new benchmark for both total Destiny players and peak online concurrency on day-one, so it’s safe to say the Destiny franchise continues to gain momentum. Along with our talented partners at Bungie, we cannot wait to watch the community continue to grow and tackle the King’s Fall Raid kicking off on Friday.” -Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.
For new players, everything needed to start off is available in the Legendary Edition, which includes all past expansions and The Taken King at $60. You can get the Legandary Edition in either digital and physical copies. Original players who kept up with the past updates can purchase a digital copy of The Taken King for $40.
PlayStation players receive access to a bunch of new content for The Taken King including an exclusive Strike, a crucible map, three sets of armor, and an exotic weapon which are all timed exclusives until at least Fall 2016.
I would like to note that if you are a brand new player, and you got the Legendary Edition, you will be given an in game item called “Spark of Light”, which gives a one-time boost to level 25. Level 25 is the minimum level to play The Taken King.
Source: Activision & Bungie