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Halo 3 hits 1 million pre-orders

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Aug 2007 18:33 User comments (41)

Halo 3 hits 1 million pre-orders Microsoft announced this morning that Halo 3 had become the fastest selling pre-ordered game in history, with over 1 million copies already paid for.
Hoping to add to that total, Microsoft is launching a huge promotional campaign that includes ad campaigns with Mountain Dew, 7-Eleven, Pontiac, Comcast and Burger King.

The game officially hits retail shelves on September and is by far the most hyped release for the Xbox 360 to date. Mountain Dew has even said they will be creating a halo-themed new drink called "Game Fuel" to launch near when the game does.

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19.8.2007 18:40

question. is this more or less pre-orders than the latest zelda

29.8.2007 18:40

I'm one of those 1 million who pre-ordered the game! =O

39.8.2007 19:01
26r0cK
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Well this seems more real as to when i read about a month ago how this game had more than 4 million pre-orders. Regardless, a million pre-orders is alot.

49.8.2007 19:04
diabolos
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{quote]question. is this more or less pre-orders than the latest zelda


A lot more.

How the hell is the Xbox Live network going to function after this game is launched?

This is going to be awesome.

Ced

59.8.2007 19:34

wow. With GTA IV gone, everyone is spending his/her $60 on this.

69.8.2007 19:39

I'd laugh if this was a gay game and the hype was for nothing... better yet if this game made the red lights come faster now that would be funny

79.8.2007 19:50

Reserved mine 2 days ago,I cant wait :)




Houston Rockets,its our year.Yao,T-Mac,Francis,Scola,James,Alston,Battier,Wells,and so much more talent,its inevitable.

89.8.2007 20:20
webe123
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Originally posted by BurningAs:
wow. With GTA IV gone, everyone is spending his/her $60 on this.

What do you mean by "gone"?

The game is still in development by rockstar and still comming out!

99.8.2007 21:47

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What do you mean by "gone"?

Since GTA IV isn't going to be released until next year, people aren't in a hurry to pre-order it. They're using the money to buy Halo 3.

Me? I'll probably wait a week or two after it's released to buy it. Unless Microsoft's going to plan some shortages.

109.8.2007 21:58

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Mountain Dew has even said they will be creating a halo-themed new drink called "Game Fuel" to launch near when the game does.


Does any 1 else thing this is a bad promotion? Promoting caffeine for the youth?

119.8.2007 22:18

Promoting caffeine is the last thing anyone should worry about, compared to all the violence, sex and drugs that North Americans face from television.

This game seems more like bragging rights. Funny how people without the xbox 360 are probably pre-ordering the game too. I wonder if Microsoft will meet demand by the due date or if they'll have to sadly inform loyal fans that they ran out of stock and have to wait a week or two for second shipment.

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129.8.2007 23:52
theridges
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Originally posted by reloadSE:
I'd laugh if this was a gay game and the hype was for nothing... better yet if this game made the red lights come faster now that would be funny
do you think the people who pre-ordered this are first time players of halo??
no, even if other people dont think its good...The FANS like the ones who preordered it are going to play it to death.just because its halo 3..
and i doubt from what i have seen that this is going to put major stress on the console to cause RRoD..
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1310.8.2007 0:17
fgamer
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Originally posted by chubbyInc:
Promoting caffeine is the last thing anyone should worry about, compared to all the violence, sex and drugs that North Americans face from television.

This game seems more like bragging rights. Funny how people without the xbox 360 are probably pre-ordering the game too. I wonder if Microsoft will meet demand by the due date or if they'll have to sadly inform loyal fans that they ran out of stock and have to wait a week or two for second shipment.
I highly doubt they'll run out of stock..theres just too many places that sell games online and in retail stores. I thought Halo 2 would get sold out and they didn't...they'll just sell a heck-of-allot of copys that's all.

1410.8.2007 0:23

theridges your very boring.....

1510.8.2007 4:35

will this be on pc?

And will GTAIV be on pc?

1610.8.2007 5:37

Halo 1 for me on the Xbox is a 6(above average,5 being average,they do not make 9's anymore,HL1 and Undying are 9's Halo is not),glitches and controls hold the game back,the PC version is a solid 8,Halo 2 is a 6 as well same damn issues altho on the PC its a 7 only because Halo 2 is incomplete(come on they rushed Halo 2 to death) and a ok at best port.

I have lil interest in Halo 3 they will most likely not improve the controls and Bioshock comes out soon... I'll wait 4 years and get Halo 3 on vistas replacement and run it on vista with a hack,like I am running Halo 2 PC on XP :P

Did I mention bioshock is coming out this month/next month???!?!?!?!?

BTW.....If I was going to kill 300-400 on a FPS.....Metroid Prime 3 would be it *drools*
I can't wait till they remake 1 and 2 for the wii's controls theres a 50-70 I'd be happy to give out for :X

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1710.8.2007 8:28

Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
Halo 1 for me on the Xbox is a 6(above average,5 being average,they do not make 9's anymore,HL1 and Undying are 9's Halo is not),glitches and controls hold the game back,the PC version is a solid 8,Halo 2 is a 6 as well same damn issues altho on the PC its a 7 only because Halo 2 is incomplete(come on they rushed Halo 2 to death) and a ok at best port.

I have lil interest in Halo 3 they will most likely not improve the controls and Bioshock comes out soon... I'll wait 4 years and get Halo 3 on vistas replacement and run it on vista with a hack,like I am running Halo 2 PC on XP :P

Did I mention bioshock is coming out this month/next month???!?!?!?!?

BTW.....If I was going to kill 300-400 on a FPS.....Metroid Prime 3 would be it *drools*
I can't wait till they remake 1 and 2 for the wii's controls theres a 50-70 I'd be happy to give out for :X
Not that you aren't entitled to your own opinion or anything, but I'm sure most would disagree with you about Halo's controls sucking. Infact they kind of become the standard control scheme for FPSs.

1810.8.2007 8:42

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Halo 1 for me on the Xbox is a 6(above average,5 being average,they do not make 9's anymore,HL1 and Undying are 9's Halo is not),glitches and controls hold the game back,the PC version is a solid 8,Halo 2 is a 6 as well same damn issues altho on the PC its a 7 only because Halo 2 is incomplete(come on they rushed Halo 2 to death) and a ok at best port.

I have lil interest in Halo 3 they will most likely not improve the controls and Bioshock comes out soon... I'll wait 4 years and get Halo 3 on vistas replacement and run it on vista with a hack,like I am running Halo 2 PC on XP :P

Did I mention bioshock is coming out this month/next month???!?!?!?!?

BTW.....If I was going to kill 300-400 on a FPS.....Metroid Prime 3 would be it *drools*
I can't wait till they remake 1 and 2 for the wii's controls theres a 50-70 I'd be happy to give out for :X

I disagree with his whole post,and then you say you like Metroid more than Halo WTF :|



Houston Rockets,its our year.Yao,T-Mac,Francis,Scola,James,Alston,Battier,Wells,and so much more talent,its inevitable.

1910.8.2007 8:47

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Halo 1 for me on the Xbox is a 6(above average,5 being average,they do not make 9's anymore,HL1 and Undying are 9's Halo is not),glitches and controls hold the game back,the PC version is a solid 8,Halo 2 is a 6 as well same damn issues altho on the PC its a 7 only because Halo 2 is incomplete(come on they rushed Halo 2 to death) and a ok at best port.

I have lil interest in Halo 3 they will most likely not improve the controls and Bioshock comes out soon... I'll wait 4 years and get Halo 3 on vistas replacement and run it on vista with a hack,like I am running Halo 2 PC on XP :P

Did I mention bioshock is coming out this month/next month???!?!?!?!?

BTW.....If I was going to kill 300-400 on a FPS.....Metroid Prime 3 would be it *drools*
I can't wait till they remake 1 and 2 for the wii's controls theres a 50-70 I'd be happy to give out for :X

I disagree with his whole post,and then you say you like Metroid more than Halo WTF :|
Metroid is much better...

2010.8.2007 11:27

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Metroid is much better...
Second that.

Halo's controls aren't that bad. I still like the old Goldeneye controls, but a la TimeSplitters, where you don't need a seperate trigger for each gun/grenade and you can carry more than 2 weapons. My true grip with Halo is all of the GEEKS that will play it endlessly, know every nook and cranny and be able to kill me within a millisecond when I finally get a change to turn my 360 on after the game has already been out a week. That's real frustration, and I've already encountered it in the friggin' BETA.

2110.8.2007 13:24
theridges
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Halo 1 for me on the Xbox is a 6(above average,5 being average,they do not make 9's anymore,HL1 and Undying are 9's Halo is not),glitches and controls hold the game back,the PC version is a solid 8,Halo 2 is a 6 as well same damn issues altho on the PC its a 7 only because Halo 2 is incomplete(come on they rushed Halo 2 to death) and a ok at best port.

I have lil interest in Halo 3 they will most likely not improve the controls and Bioshock comes out soon... I'll wait 4 years and get Halo 3 on vistas replacement and run it on vista with a hack,like I am running Halo 2 PC on XP :P

Did I mention bioshock is coming out this month/next month???!?!?!?!?

BTW.....If I was going to kill 300-400 on a FPS.....Metroid Prime 3 would be it *drools*
I can't wait till they remake 1 and 2 for the wii's controls theres a 50-70 I'd be happy to give out for :X

I disagree with his whole post,and then you say you like Metroid more than Halo WTF :|
Metroid is much better...
maybe a little bit...but not "much" better i like metroid but it gets kind of boring IMO.
i never once played the game through again after i beat it...thats what makes halo games so good there multiplayer and online features put it above other FPS IMO...

2210.8.2007 13:30

LOl tahts unlucky SProdigy, because when i went on the beta i was liek *PHEW* *PHEW* for my first 10 games and finsihed generally first or second, its generally about reaction tiem and general knowlegde about FPS and how u hodl the controller. The Crab hold is very epic for Halo!

The CRAB 1

middle fingers on tiggers
and index figers on bumpers
The rest sorta works itself out

THE BRAB 2 (generally ebtter but hard to get use to)
forth finger on tiggers
middle fingeers on bumpers
thumb and index fingers controllign the analog sticks, and when buttons are needed to be pressed use eiterh a thumb or finger so u still hav emobility!

^^

2310.8.2007 13:34

theridges
Dont feel so bad about that,a lot of gamers are easily bored thus why gun and runs and mainstreaming have changed gaming so >>,for me multiplay bores me to tears thus why quake 3 is a abomination for all the wrong reasons :P.

I have replayed MP1 a few times a action replay makes it evilly fun :P

love the moon jump/inf jump codes :P
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Riotard
I also hate the trigger design for the Xbox,the PS2 dual shock is still the better designed pad even today its hard to top because it simply works.
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long rolling rant that took me 20 min to write...LOL



Time splitters has better controls(no wrestling with auto aim and fine aiming), Halo is based on fast paced FPS with "limited" controls it simply dose not aim like any other normal FPS and is dumbed down FPS control wise for the consoles,console gamers do not see the clunky aim and meandering auto aim as a problem I do since control in important in a FPS.

Another thing no button mapping makes it just that bit more of a pain if you aim with your left thumb, every other FPS on the Xbox aimed a bit better unless it was some slow WW"X"FP sim shooter.


Hell Metroid Prime is FPSs in the old style look at DOOM,Duke3D,Blood ,Quake 1-2,Unreal large adventure class levels gun and run FPSs like D3 and Quake 4 are only setting the genre back.

Despite my issues with control Halo is a solid FPS but the control issues annoy the hell out of me as dose it on Metroid prime,the adventure FPS controls do annoy me weapon polish and balancing couldn't hurt either, same for MP2 needs some polish and the smaller more complex level design was somewhat annoying.


MP1:8(still after all these years I am unhappy with the adv controls,weapon polish)
MP2:7(frustration factor costs it a point and the weapons need better balancing)

Halo1:6
Halo2:6
Halo1PC:8
Halo2PC:7

Half Life1: 9
Half life 2:7

Quake:7
Blood:8
Quake2:8
Hexen 2:7
DUke3D:8
Undying:9
Unreal:8
Darkwatch:7


Turok 1:7
Turok 2:8
Turok 3:7(even with the bugs)
Turok Evo:5

Quake 4:5(Another neo FPS where form over substance and being watered down for the mainstream into a gun and run has desamaited another series)
Doom 3:4 (take away the pretty looks and compare it to DOOM,you'll find its a shallow pittaful lil game)

2410.8.2007 14:25
armorthis
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I won't play it because I absolutely HATE fps on consoles (I need the precision of my mouse and keyboard) but that's cool it got 1 million orders already.

2510.8.2007 14:35

Originally posted by armorthis:
I won't play it because I absolutely HATE fps on consoles (I need the precision of my mouse and keyboard) but that's cool it got 1 million orders already.
They have KB&M adapters for the 360,PS2 and Xbox,Max shooter is the best but not on the 360 yet.

you have lil configuration ability but compared to a PC game that has button mapping but you can adjust speed and dead zones making it run rather smoothly.

when they work on the WIIs control some it can give near PC like precision thus why MP3 will be awesome :X

I bet they wont polish the weapons any >>

I swear MP2 has the most weakest super weapons every 0-o

2610.8.2007 19:33

Tho halo 2 is by far my most fav fps it aint all that even an old game like sniper elite is up there with it as farcry evolution and a number of others,there are a number of issues with halo the worst would be wtf is it with the weapons taking up 1/2 the bloody screen..lol..

2710.8.2007 22:04

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My true grip with Halo is all of the GEEKS that will play it endlessly, know every nook and cranny and be able to kill me within a millisecond when I finally get a change to turn my 360 on after the game has already been out a week. That's real frustration, and I've already encountered it in the friggin' BETA.
That statement makes no sense. So basically you are saying that your "true grip" is people that are better than you at a video game because they've played it longer/better than you? LMAO - best laugh I've had in a long time.

2810.8.2007 22:14

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My true grip with Halo is all of the GEEKS that will play it endlessly, know every nook and cranny and be able to kill me within a millisecond when I finally get a change to turn my 360 on after the game has already been out a week. That's real frustration, and I've already encountered it in the friggin' BETA.
That statement makes no sense. So basically you are saying that your "true grip" is people that are better than you at a video game because they've played it longer/better than you? LMAO - best laugh I've had in a long time.

its the diffrance in a normal player and halo fanboy that spends 4+ hours a day on it never missing getting his halo fix.

2910.8.2007 22:46

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
Tho halo 2 is by far my most fav fps it aint all that even an old game like sniper elite is up there with it as farcry evolution and a number of others,there are a number of issues with halo the worst would be wtf is it with the weapons taking up 1/2 the bloody screen..lol..
I dunno Halo 2 has more weapons but less balance,same for vehicles I really loved the Halo 1 vehicles an wish that was a option you could chose,also Halo 1 has a more developed story/plot/charatcers.


Devs are to focused on creating self important lil worlds to realize lil options and cheats can add a ton of fun and madness to the game.

3011.8.2007 9:40
BIGnewb
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halo 3 is worse than halo 2.im a sony kinda guy but my friends had an xbox and i friggin loved halo.it was so amazing but once i played the 2nd one i was pissed.the dual wield is gay the gameplay hasnt changed.then i also played the beta and its practically the same thing!it mite be the best selling game but it certainly wont be the best.the best of the hd games will be assasin's creed.

and also this will be the only half decent game on the 360.dont tell me gears of war cuz everyone does and its shit anyway.socom,resistance and motorstorm are wayyyyy better.

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3111.8.2007 10:52
REAM
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the thing is, this year, if you need an FPS multiplay fix, UT3 will overdose you, where as halo is a mild sedative compared to UT3.
and even now UT2k4, and CS:S is a much better MP FPS.

3211.8.2007 17:48

Originally posted by BIGnewb:
halo 3 is worse than halo 2.im a sony kinda guy but my friends had an xbox and i friggin loved halo.it was so amazing but once i played the 2nd one i was pissed.the dual wield is gay the gameplay hasnt changed.then i also played the beta and its practically the same thing!it mite be the best selling game but it certainly wont be the best.the best of the hd games will be assasin's creed.

and also this will be the only half decent game on the 360.dont tell me gears of war cuz everyone does and its shit anyway.socom,resistance and motorstorm are wayyyyy better.
The dual weliding was not a problem it was just un polished,you should be able to keep at the least 3 weapons and change them around as needed(inventory menu where you can cycle through possible combos),and you should be able to dual wiled everythign but the sniper rifle(and the energy version) and the rocketluancher(and its energy version).

Halo 2 lacks a lot of polish and dual wilding is more a glitch than a feature...

REAM
Doubt it Halo has a greater following.
and I am so unimpressed with U3(they changed to the name seems they are screwing about with more than just the name) then gain I thought 04 was a let down and add on to 03 least it made it a finished game......altho it still sucks.

3317.8.2007 17:58

I really do not understand what the fuss about this game is all about.

3418.8.2007 9:17

Originally posted by borhan9:
I really do not understand what the fuss about this game is all about.
its fanboy chest thumbing really,they xboxers got a nice PC game that was xbox only for awhile and they wont let the world stop hearing about it.

3518.8.2007 10:16

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My true grip with Halo is all of the GEEKS that will play it endlessly, know every nook and cranny and be able to kill me within a millisecond when I finally get a change to turn my 360 on after the game has already been out a week. That's real frustration, and I've already encountered it in the friggin' BETA.
That statement makes no sense. So basically you are saying that your "true grip" is people that are better than you at a video game because they've played it longer/better than you? LMAO - best laugh I've had in a long time.

its the diffrance in a normal player and halo fanboy that spends 4+ hours a day on it never missing getting his halo fix.
this is so true.
if someone is better than you at a game, it must be that they are fanboys. and there must always be an excuse to why you suck... there just always is.
oh oh and if a game or console is successful, its not that the product is good, its just because of the mindless fanboys. thats why the ps2 did so well...

3618.8.2007 10:20

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My true grip with Halo is all of the GEEKS that will play it endlessly, know every nook and cranny and be able to kill me within a millisecond when I finally get a change to turn my 360 on after the game has already been out a week. That's real frustration, and I've already encountered it in the friggin' BETA.
That statement makes no sense. So basically you are saying that your "true grip" is people that are better than you at a video game because they've played it longer/better than you? LMAO - best laugh I've had in a long time.

its the diffrance in a normal player and halo fanboy that spends 4+ hours a day on it never missing getting his halo fix.
this is so true.
if someone is better than you at a game, it must be that they are fanboys. and there must always be an excuse to why you suck... there just always is.
oh oh and if a game or console is successful, its not that the product is good, its just because of the mindless fanboys. thats why the ps2 did so well...
No the Xbox has the stronger fan boys the PS2 main selling points were more games and free net ,look at the ratio of good to bad it it comes to abotu the same LOL

I suck at halo mainly because it dose not aim liek a normal console FPS.

3718.8.2007 10:24

of course your right. i don't have an fanboy meter. where can i get one. i must have came with your ps3

3818.8.2007 10:33

Originally posted by jimmer:
of course your right. i don't have an fanboy meter. where can i get one. i must have came with your ps3
Nah,it might come with a WII tho :P

3918.8.2007 11:38

I'm no fanboy for Sony or Microsoft. I never played Halo until I got a 360. But I played Halo, then Halo 2, and I really enjoyed the single player campaigns. I just recently got into Halo CE for the PC, and it's a fun game. I will probably buy Halo 3 sometime after launch because I enjoyed the first 2 games. I bet there are a lot of people who feel the same way. We're not all fanboys.

406.11.2008 15:57

is there any one that can tell me how the hell some one on youtube got halo3 on the xbox to play on there pc

416.11.2008 16:50
varnull
Inactive

way to resurrect a dead topic...

It's BS.. it's just a video capture window.

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