The downloadable bolt-on for last year's hit shooter game has become the most downloaded day-one game in PlayStation history.
It also set a new day-one franchise benchmark for both total players and "peak online concurrency".
The space epic, which expands on the basic game giving players a new story and levels to enjoy, hit the shelves on Tuesday.
Eric Hirshberg, of maker Activision, said: "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.”
For players who are new to Destiny, everything needed to jump in is available in the Legendary Edition which includes: Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves, and features The Taken King.
Those who have already purchased Destiny and both expansions can purchase a digital copy of The Taken King by itself.