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Submitted by Xanthus22 689d ago | opinion piece

Is Halo Still Popular?

Leviathyn.com | It’s been 11 years since the first Halo came out, and the video game world has changed. There’s new games, and there are new gamers. And at some point within the last decade Halo started to take a back seat in the video game world. It wasn’t the game that everyone was playing anymore, it was the game that everyone remembered fondly. Halo 3 was supposed to be the last of the series. It was the end to an era of the truly epic Halo campaign .. But by next week the world will experience Halo 4. (Halo 4, PC, Xbox 360)

LX-General-Kaos  +   689d ago
Halo as of right now is the most popular first person exclusive shooter in the industry today.

At this point in time, no other home console exclusive first person shooter can match Halos loyal fan base. In just a weeks time, Halo 4 will likely surpass the install base of most non Halo shooter titles before and after its release. The question of "is Halo still popular" is almost of comedic value as Halo 4 has gone far beyond a million pre orders.

If history is any indication. Halo 4 will also see some of the heaviest traffic filled online servers on xbox live. And likely more played online sessions than most games existing on console.

The release of a numbered Halo offering is to millions known as a national holiday for gaming. Many will likely call out sick from work, unfortunately skip school, and neglect many aspects of life to be part of the day one experience. I know that I will. The waiting line at midnight for Halo 4 will be devastatingly long for many.

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yesmynameissumo  +   689d ago
No. For better or worse, Call of Duty is.

Ahh, you added *exclusive*.
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mandf  +   689d ago
Technically you are right. Call of Duty has outsold Halo on the 360 but the word exclusive makes people feel better.

The first Halo is still my favorite FPS.
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marcmjm  +   689d ago
You both are full of shit. I hope you know that.
hennessey86  +   689d ago
We will find out
Come November 6th
bubblebeam  +   689d ago
1 million pre-orders is popular in my book.
Games like Dishonored, Xcom, Darksiders 2, Sleeping dogs will probably never sell as much as Halo 4 in its first week. And they are actually great games.

It isn't the biggest game, but certainly is the 2nd biggest this year (behind CoD).
MasterD919  +   689d ago
Halo 3 came out in 2007...Halo 4 2012. Fans have been waiting for Halo 4 for just about 5 years now.

It's going to be huge. XBL will see probably one of their biggest jumps in online players any game has seen so far yet when this game comes out. It has a hell of a build-up and already is getting rave reviews. So is it popular? Yeah, you could say that.
BiggCMan  +   689d ago
Besides the fact that 4 is the next numbered game, Halo Reach is still a real part of the story, it's canon. So in a sense, it's the 4th Halo game in terms of the story itself. And Halo 4 could be considered the 5th. Either way, Reach was the next BIG Halo release, not Halo 4. Now that follows reach, and that was two years ago.
bubblebeam  +   689d ago
@BiggCMan

I have no idea what you were talking about. ODST and Wars are canon also.

Reach was a prequel to Halo: CE, and didn't feature the Master Chief (well, only for an easter egg). Halo and Master Chief go hand in hand.

Reach has done a bit over 9 million sales, although it had higher pre-orders than Halo 4. Halo 4 will probably surpass it, but that depends on if Black Ops 2 is good or not, as CoD fans might not want to jump ship.
Belking  +   689d ago
Halo is the most popular shooter ever. If you don't believe that wait until Nov 6 and you'll see.
stage88  +   689d ago
*Call of Duty

But yes, Halo will do very well.
digger18  +   689d ago
We will see. As I said in an earlier post, when I pre ordered mine at Gamestation, I was just one of three pre orders. I asked about midnight launch and they said no because not enough interest in Halo any more. Its all about Call of Duty all the bloody time.
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josephayal  +   689d ago
Popular like gangdam style
Balcrist  +   689d ago
The lunacy of even asking such a question... writer must be living under a rock.... a REALLY big rock somewhere in the African Jungle.....
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TotalSynthesisX  +   689d ago
Halo USED to be the most popular FPS, that is until Call of Duty reared its ugly head.

Although, I have a feeling Halo will make a huge comeback when Halo 4 releases Tuesday. We'll see.

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