These numbers are as of Jan 4th. They're probably even less now. The numbers will in crease when the next DLC comes out. People will play it because they've already paid for it. The new DLC will most likely be a huge disappoinment and the player base will shrink to a new low. It's too late to try and roll out updates incrementally. The only hope Bungo has if they released all promised changes within the next thirty days, but this won't happen because it's to hard, or it takes too long. If they would have released a better game from launch they wouldn't be on a time crunch. R.I.P Bungo/Halo/Destiny, it was fun untill Bungo made an even bigger mistake than EA made with BF2. R.I.P.
There is a lot of hot air being spewed by the naysayer crowd. Revisit this thought when the "Go Fast" update drops. Look at any point in the history of Destiny, 1 or 2. Counts drop, people get bitchy, the end is nigh. Things improve, rose colored glasses get donned, does anyone else miss vanilla D2? Rinse and repeat.