AfterDawn: Tech news

MS expects $100 million first day sales for Halo 2

Written by Jari Ketola @ 10 Nov 2004 4:24 User comments (17)

MS expects $100 million first day sales for Halo 2 Microsoft estimates that the first day sales of Halo 2 will reach $100 million. The game went on sale around the world on Tuesday.
1.5 million units of the game were sold before the launch, which already adds up to $78 million. The "regular version" of the game costs $49.99, while a Limited Edition, with custom case and making-of DVD is available for $54.99.

Some analysts expect Halo 2 to sell over 10 million units -- half of those already in November. Halo, which currently holds the all time best seller title for Xbox, has sold 5 million units to date.

Feel like discussing Halo 2 or other gaming? Why not visit Blasteroids.com!

Source: Reuters

Previous Next  

17 user comments

110.11.2004 6:46

And they were worried the leaked copy would hurt sales. *sigh*

210.11.2004 8:10

Wow, 100 million. That should almost cover the money Microsoft is spending on marketing Halo 2. Well seriously, they really seem to want this game to sell. TV ads, full-page ads in daily magazines, advertisement in movie theatres...

310.11.2004 11:57

Hands down absolutely amazing, and probably one of the best fps games I've ever played. XBOX Owners, get this or you're not worthy of owning a XBOX. Get Live too while you're at it! Of course, November 16th might change everything =D Half Life 2 and Vampires: Bloodlines... *screams*

411.11.2004 18:34

at least you xbox users FINALLY have a good game to brag about now, besides halo 1

511.11.2004 19:01

I got mine :) Sweet game.


612.11.2004 12:58


Ghostdog (Senior Member) 10 November 2004 13:10 Wow, 100 million. That should almost cover the money Microsoft is spending on marketing Halo 2. Well seriously, they really seem to want this game to sell. TV ads, full-page ads in daily magazines, advertisement in movie theatres...
Quote:
HA What a joke they spent more like $20 on the only two commercials they had on TV!!! =>

712.11.2004 19:02

Well it looks like microsoft was wrong because since tuesday 11/9 they have done $250 million in sales and increasing everyday.That said microsoft and bungie now hold the records for the most money made.They broke the highest ever dvd selling record the highest selling ever cd record and even the highest grossing movie record.I smell halo 3 definetly being worked on

813.11.2004 8:54

If they didn't work on Halo 3 someone up there, would be a bit mental. =)


Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


913.11.2004 9:40

Hey, guys. How much would a game like "Halo 2" cost to develop?

1014.11.2004 6:52

I don't know for sure, but high-profile games like this might need from 12 million - 25 million dollars to develop.


Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


1119.2.2005 6:35
patNd
Inactive

If Halo 3 comes out, what do you think might be the release date?

1219.2.2005 7:26

Wait until XBOX 2/XBOX 360/XBOX Next comes out. =D


Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


1319.2.2005 12:10
patNd
Inactive

If it does come out, will it be playable for Xbox and Xbox 2

1423.2.2005 0:33

No one here knows yet, so all the answers you might get are most likely just rumours. I doubt well hear anything about the next Halo for awhile. I guess its possible theyll have that as the main launch title for the next XBox, but it seems a bit unlikely.

1523.2.2005 15:33

Maybe in the second year, seeing as XBOX 2 is supposedly coming out in 2006. I hope Dark Sector will be XBOX 2's "Killer Launch App", it looks great.


Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


1625.2.2005 5:19

Am I wrong or was Dark Sector supposed to be out for the PC as well?

1725.2.2005 11:18

Hmm... I think so too, but maybe it will be out on the XBOX first. i.e. Halo.


Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive