Halo 4 reaches 1 million USA pre-orders

The two biggest games of the year have just surpassed one million pre-orders each on Xbox 360; Barbie Horse Adventures 2, and Superman 64: Reloaded. Not really, more like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Although Halo 4 is losing ever so slightly, these are still incredible numbers that show the Halo franchise is still very popular and relevant.

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LX-General-Kaos2067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

Fantastic numbers for the gaming industries number 1 platform exclusive shooter.

I can see this easily becoming the highest sold console exclusive of 2012, and possibly 2013.

A notable sales achievement unlocked.

newn4gguy2067d ago

I agree. This is good for the industry.

People down-vote you constantly though. Are you boosting your bubbles with multiple accounts?

bubblebeam2067d ago

At last a shooter that actually deserves sales is getting them. The Spartan Ops looks to be a real industry innovation and I think we will see more developers go this fantastic route, just as Gears 2 made Horde a standard.

Halo and Resistance are my 2 favourite shooter series of all time, yet they don't get as many sales as they deserve compared to other rush jobs appealing to everyone and their grandma.

greenpowerz2067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

Return of chief by new devs with a technical push/effort not seen in this franchise at the end of this generation is bound to sale some copies.

General Kaos is a NINTENDO fan first so that is why he has those bubbles nintendo fans don't get attacked and Sony fans don't really troll nintendo articles. The general saying good things about 360 would be confusing to the status quo.

MSFT strategically plans every step that they do and announces games only when ready. The competition has nothing but casual games this year due to premature saber rattling. MSFT makes the competition look the way obama made MITT Romney look tonight in the debates.

EVILDEAD3602067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

Well said General

This is what I've been saying all along. After E3 when people claimed MS had this horrible show because they led the show with Halo 4 and ended with Black Ops 2. That when all the smoke cleared these were the biggest titles of the year.

Name another hardcore exclusive this gen that's pulled a million preorders. The midnight release is going to be insane for Halo 4, and even crazier for Black Ops 2 because now you add on the ridiculous COD fan base from each console.

What's even better is that both 343 and Treyarch went all in for this go round. You have two franchises the have defined this gen and brought millions of gamers together going out on what may be the last of each before moving into next gen.

Exciting times for gamers..especially considering Ubisoff finally smartened up and is releasing Assassins creed ahead of the monster shooters.


LX-General-Kaos2067d ago

Thank you and agreed.

I will be out and about for the midnight release waiting for my copy as well.

LOGICWINS2067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

"This is what I've been saying all along. After E3 when people claimed MS had this horrible show because they led th show with Halo 4 and ended with Black Ops 2. That when all the smoke cleared these were the biggest titles of the year."

Totally agree. I said the same thing before the MS Conference

No matter how loud the Internet gaming minority screams about Microsoft's lack of exclusive titles, they KNOW what their doing and they KNOW who they're marketing to.

zebramocha2067d ago

@logic that doesn't make sense because blop 2 & halo 4 are shooter wouldn't one over shadow the other,it's not like they in different genres so why have those games released moths apart?

RockmanII72067d ago

"Name another hardcore exclusive this gen that's pulled a million preorders. "

Halo Reach: 1.63 million
Gears of War 3: 1.54 million
Pokemon B/W: 1.29 million

Going back to August 2009, only other exclusives to hit over 1 million preorders (Though Battlefield 3 and all CoD's have passed 1 million on Xbox alone [Black Ops and MW3 passed 1 million on PS3 alone], Skyrim and Mass Effect 3 both passing 900k on Xbox alone).

otherZinc2067d ago


Agreed! I said the same as well with some additions...

I said M$ was the clear winner at E3. Not only that, M$ was going to be the clear winner at retail during the all important holiday season.

With Halo 4, Smart Glass, Windows on 360, XBOX Live Updates, M$ is going to "Hulk Smash" the competition.

M$ had something for everyone using their console.

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Blasphemy2067d ago

Star Wars the Old Republic had 1 million preorders.

Blasphemy2064d ago

How do people disagree with a fact?

moparful992067d ago

I'm soo tired of shooters :-/

CalvinKlein2067d ago

well dont worry this one is not on ps3 so you probably wont be able to play it anyways considering your gamertag has a whooping 145 gamerscore indicating you dont have a 360.

moparful992067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

You're right I don't have a 360 because of Microsoft and their overwhelming desire to sell people incomplete products and services instead of a reliable, all inclusive console with a constant supply of high quality exclusives.. Doesn't mean I dont play one.. I've played and beaten Gears 2 and 3 with my buddy on his xbox but don't have achievments to show for it because I won't pay for live.. The day that microsoft stops charging for online play is the day I buy an xbox...

EDIT: For the record I have played every single Halo since the original. I dont pass judgement on something I haven't played..

Neko_Mega2067d ago

An people wonder why Xbox Live is filled with people that can only talk trash.

-_- If I have a low gamerscore yet I can whoop you in COD and Halo, that just shows I got more skill then someone that spends their life playing the game.

xPhearR3dx2067d ago


You don't need to pay for live to earn achievements....... you could easily sign into your account on his Xbox and still earn them.

ALLWRONG2067d ago

moparful99 you are proof that the bubble system doesn't work.

moparful992067d ago

So let me get this straight I say that I'm tired of shooters and CalvinKlein decides to turn this into a console war by bringing up the ps3 and I'm the "Proof that the bubble system doesn't work? Or how about this entire site is full of opinionated arm chair critics that feel insulted if someone doesn't agree with them or share their opinion? @PhearRed In order to sign into my profile on someone elses xbox requires that I sign into LIVE and recover my gamertag.. If I don't Pay for LIVE I can't sign in..

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CerebralAssassin2067d ago

Are you hinting that PS3 is a complete package? I sure hope not...

Imalwaysright2067d ago

I too am tired of every franchise being turned into a mindless generic shooter (RE6, Splinter Cell...) but from what Ive seen Halo 4 is far from being a generic shooter and more than worthy that € 60 price tag, It looks incredible and unlike other studios 343 made Halo 4 for Halo fans (looking at you Insomniac) so dont be surprised that even if there is a saturation of shooters in the industry, Halo fans are excited for Halo 4.

DivineAssault 2067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

Dont bother with em.. These articles are like going into an angry "bee" hive.. If u dont say anything thats positive about xbox, theres no debate.. Just bubble loss lmao!! **grumble gumble**

bubblebeam2067d ago


You must be one of the new generation of gamers with an IQ less than 60. Seriously, what would you expect? It's an article about a 360 exclusive.

The fact that you are in here says more about you than that of any Halo/Xbox fans. Grow up, I really hope you do. I pity people who are so blinded and seemingly unintelligent like yourself.

Trust me, this is coming from someone who used to be just like you last gen.

CommonSense2067d ago

There's the hypocritical statement of the night.

XabiDaChosenOne2067d ago

@Divine Assault And you know what's ironic? When these xbox guys come into a ps3 article and try to give their "opinion" they will get bubbled down and scream "PS3 fanboyzz Rulzz N4g"! I'm glad articles like this continue to prove the contrary.

PS. Halo sucks.

AngelicIceDiamond2067d ago

But what it have been different if it was Killzone? That's an honest question.

Muffins12232067d ago

Wouldn't of sold near as much on would sell more than the ps3 version but wouldn't even come close to this,killzone 3 still has not even reached a million sales to this day...horrible game

kratos172067d ago

incredible numbers for halo but killzone 3 has sold over 2mill

crzyjackbauer2067d ago

Seriously? "i'm soo tired of shooters"???
where the hell have you been the last six years?
do you play God of war and sports games all day long?
90% of games are all shooters now
just like sidescrollers in the snes/genesis era.
last i check Uncharted, Rachet, Killzone, Resistance are all shooters so YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID
BTW Xbox Live is just $60 bucks a year.
thats $5 a month
even a clerk working at mcdonals can pay that
hell i pay more than $5 a day just for lunch

moparful992067d ago

First and foremost Ratchet and clank is a platformer. Uncharted is a platformer as well with a bigger emphasis on shooting.. But yes I'm a huge god of war fan as evidenced by my avatar.. You forgot games like little big planet, assasins creed, dishonored, joe danger, mod nation racers, gran turismo 5, unfinshed swan, papo and yo, everyday shooter, flow, flower, the pixel junk series, etc it keeps going.. I have way more then shooters to play so don't sit here with your righteous condemnation because I'm sick of the overcrowded shooter market.. Also my refusal to pay live doesn't stem from the cost.. ITs about the principal.. They charge for something that should be free. If anyone can afford free online its Microsoft... Period.

AlphaJunk2067d ago

why would you even comment??? lame. you don't have to buy a shooter - you can buy something like pokemon or little big planet or forza - yes I'm being sarcastic.

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cl19832067d ago

at 60.00 minimal per sale then 120 million in sales for Microsoft would help this quarters profits,

bubblebeam2067d ago

Out of that 120 million they have to pay wages for the 3 year dev cycle, plus shipping, the retailers get a big slice and so on.

I don't really care for profits, just as long as they are rewarded (343 employees) for making one hell of a game.

talisker2067d ago

I don't care about MS profits as they don't benefit me in any way.

bubblebeam2067d ago (Edited 2067d ago )

Were it so easy........ (it was)

Blankman852067d ago

Bubs for Halo 3 ending reference.