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Halo 3 makes over $300 million USD in first week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Oct 2007 15:23 User comments (22)

Halo 3 makes over $300 million USD in first week Microsoft announced on Thursday that its blockbuster game Halo 3 had reached $300 million USD in sales in its first week of release. Those numbers make it by far the fastest selling video game in history as well as one of the largest entertainment launches in history.
Even better news for Microsoft is that the game has fueled a console sales spike, which have doubled from the weeks before the game was released. Reuters even reported that sales of the 360 beat out sales of the Wii for the week.

"'Halo' is truly a cultural phenomenon, and the launch of 'Halo 3' is an important milestone for Xbox 360 and for video games as entertainment and as an art form,"
added Bill Gates.

The company also said that over 2.7 million users had played the game through Xbox Live accounting for over 40 million hours online.

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22 user comments

14.10.2007 15:59
armorthis
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Damn...that's a lot

24.10.2007 16:34

not surprised figuring it had 1 million pre-orders....bad thing is its really not all that even tho its still fun hear and there

34.10.2007 16:41
vinny13
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Definitely did not beat my expectations. Its just a bloated Halo 1 with better graphics, and online if you've never had the Mac/PC version. Better then Halo 2, but not as good as the first. That's my opinion.

I do wonder though how the next Halo will play out... It won't be called Halo 4 or anything to do with Halo but I think it would probably be even better. If they don't come out with a 4th(I'd assume it would be based on how Master Chief makes it back to earth), then it had a very crappy ending. Although the last level was good :)

44.10.2007 17:01

what are the world wide sales figures? anybody know?

54.10.2007 17:02

im part of that console sales spike =]
hope i dont RRoD that damn thing hehehehe

64.10.2007 17:18

Micro$oft has become $$$$$$$$$.

74.10.2007 17:21
xhardc0re
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wow... Hollywood has some competition now.

84.10.2007 17:37

Originally posted by jimmer:
what are the world wide sales figures? anybody know?
3.84 worldwide, 2.6 million in america alone.

American sales

Worldwide sales

94.10.2007 20:02

Halo 1 was terrible compared to the other two. First off, Halo 1 was all about power ups. Thats all. Physics were terrible, and it looked ugly as shit. Don't get me wrong, Halo 1 was fun and an amazing game...but come on, Halo 2 was definitely better. Halo 3 isn't quite what I wanted it, but it's what would please the masses.
I love reading other forums though, how bout you guys? Everyone dissin' Halo 3....well, uh...hmm...why did so many people buy it than? Yeah. ok

104.10.2007 20:32

For me Halo 1 is still the best, it was fun, 2 was a rush job that needs finishing and 3 feels it was rushed and then sewn up for a quick end...

Halo is the star wars of FPSs roving mad fans but lil substance in the meat of it, still its a good game(H1-7,H2-6,H3-6,on PC add 1 point) that still retains some fun from 1.

114.10.2007 22:51

This is really sad, halo is a joke and not much of a good skill FPS.although most retards that buy a 360 only for this game are... well retards. they can just wait for it too come out on pc

125.10.2007 3:26
saltynuts
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Originally posted by mododaz:
This is really sad, halo is a joke and not much of a good skill FPS.although most retards that buy a 360 only for this game are... well retards. they can just wait for it too come out on pc




thats not fair to say people that buy a 360 for halo3 is a retard.maybe that was the game they were waiting on to make that move.since there is no killer apps on the ps3 at this time.some people wont wait for sony to get it going over there.

135.10.2007 4:35

I would not call Halo 3 a killer app. In my opinion its still not better then Gears of War. If Gears had a longer storyline and better online play that game is the 360's killer app. I ended Halo 3 and was like ok is this all this game has to offer. I just look at it like this its not a bad game and is made better then majority of the games since the 360 has been out but its not a killer app its more hype then a killer. Just not what i thought it would be plus it still looks damn near the same as the last one with slightly more colors.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Oct 2007 @ 4:37

145.10.2007 5:37

I was very disappointed as i play halo 2 8 hours a day. This Halo 3 SUCKED!!! Anyone who wants to buy it from me i only played it 3 nights. Brand new smoke free! Contact me. 50 bucks including shipping!!

155.10.2007 5:40

Originally posted by td1ddy:
Halo 1 was terrible compared to the other two. First off, Halo 1 was all about power ups. Thats all. Physics were terrible, and it looked ugly as shit. Don't get me wrong, Halo 1 was fun and an amazing game...but come on, Halo 2 was definitely better. Halo 3 isn't quite what I wanted it, but it's what would please the masses.
I love reading other forums though, how bout you guys? Everyone dissin' Halo 3....well, uh...hmm...why did so many people buy it than? Yeah. ok
Ah we thought it was going to be good yeah yeah maybe thats why we bought halo 3 dumbass.

165.10.2007 9:25
Kazaa44
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Halo? what's a "halo"? Never heard of this before? Is this game good?

175.10.2007 9:34

Originally posted by Kazaa44:
Halo? what's a "halo"? Never heard of this before? Is this game good?
Its ok, but over rated. Try looking aroud on google and youtube and you decide not some sad capitalist fanboy

186.10.2007 5:09
BIGnewb
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Originally posted by spydah:
I would not call Halo 3 a killer app. In my opinion its still not better then Gears of War. If Gears had a longer storyline and better online play that game is the 360's killer app. I ended Halo 3 and was like ok is this all this game has to offer. I just look at it like this its not a bad game and is made better then majority of the games since the 360 has been out but its not a killer app its more hype then a killer. Just not what i thought it would be plus it still looks damn near the same as the last one with slightly more colors.
damn straight.halo 3 is fun but its not a good game.btw ps3 does have killer apps:motorstorm,gran turismo,resistance,warhawk :D play em all.and btw halo wars is gonna be nice(age of empires style wit good graphics)

196.10.2007 7:27

Quote:
Originally posted by spydah:
I would not call Halo 3 a killer app. In my opinion its still not better then Gears of War. If Gears had a longer storyline and better online play that game is the 360's killer app. I ended Halo 3 and was like ok is this all this game has to offer. I just look at it like this its not a bad game and is made better then majority of the games since the 360 has been out but its not a killer app its more hype then a killer. Just not what i thought it would be plus it still looks damn near the same as the last one with slightly more colors.
damn straight.halo 3 is fun but its not a good game.btw ps3 does have killer apps:motorstorm,gran turismo,resistance,warhawk :D play em all.and btw halo wars is gonna be nice(age of empires style wit good graphics)

resistance? its not a killer app, the others I could see but resistance is not that great, its just another FPS.

206.10.2007 11:53
vinny13
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Originally posted by td1ddy:
Everyone dissin' Halo 3....well, uh...hmm...why did so many people buy it than? Yeah. ok
So many people bought Halo 3 because of good advertising. M$ basically brainwashed my friends into buying it... although they like it but they only play online. I asked them and they say it didn't beat expectations but it's still ok. I asked some guys at my school and they basically agreed that it was nothing special, and it was a horrible way to end the story.

216.10.2007 14:04
saltynuts
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Originally posted by vinny13:
Originally posted by td1ddy:
Everyone dissin' Halo 3....well, uh...hmm...why did so many people buy it than? Yeah. ok
So many people bought Halo 3 because of good advertising. M$ basically brainwashed my friends into buying it... although they like it but they only play online. I asked them and they say it didn't beat expectations but it's still ok. I asked some guys at my school and they basically agreed that it was nothing special, and it was a horrible way to end the story.




you got to be kidding me right halo3 is bigger than anything that will come out on the ps3 in a very long time and how did M$ brainwash someone in buying a game for crying out loud.so good marketing is a bad thing. i dont think so its just goodbetter than bussiness.no halo3 was not great at all but it was good enough.

2211.10.2007 13:18

Although i don't like Microsoft's Xbox system that is some impressive numbers so congrats have to go out. :) Well done :D

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