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Submitted by Cocozero 525d ago | rumor

Halo 4 Sells Over 3 Million Units Opening Day

Halo 4 has set a franchise record for biggest opening day. The game sold 3.1 million units according to VGChartz estimates. The majority of the sales were in the USA which sold 1.9 million units or 60 percent of the total sales. To compare, this is an increase of about 15 percent over Halo 3 and Halo: Reach day one sales. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

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The_Infected  +   526d ago
That
Is
A
Lot!
problem with the industry is if MS made something new and innovative it will sell 1/10 of halo. Sequels are all that is needed I guess always and forever.

Guess this is why few platform get something new like this.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
But that's just my opinion.

sequels win again. Up next Black ops 2.
and halo 5.
http://www.examiner.com/art...
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EVILDEAD360  +   525d ago
Congrats to 343..Well deserved
Been calling this record day for H4 all year, especially after the unveiling at E3.But, we will see if the game truly achieved the status set by it's predecessors when the real numbers are announced by MS.

This isn't some phoned-in play-by-the numbers sequel.

Microsoft went all in, put together what can be arguably stated as the best team ever assembled.

They gave them the resources and 343 delivered in ways that are unimaginable.

Halo is and has been the Star wars of gaming. People don't get it on the internet, but hen you show up at any midnight opening it's clear how passionate the fans are.

No hardcore exclusive game outside of Call of Duty gets this kind of love from the masses.

Again, 3 years of passion put into this title, 3 million day one...well deserved...worth every cent.

Evil

Edit..

'sequels win again. Up next Black ops 2.
and halo 5'

We all knew Halo 5 was coming..this is a new Trilogy.

Every system develops sequels to it's biggest franchises period. It's not just some anomally that started yesterday or even the last two gens.

Just like the movie industy, the gaming industry follows the same model. If you have a huge hit, then give the fans more of what they want.

Evil
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antz1104  +   525d ago
Because its a new iteration in a longstanding series shouldn't detract from the praise its getting. Seriously a great game, and it deserves to sell that much.
Temporary  +   525d ago
Im loving the game so far.

Im not fond of whacking off to ANYTHING microsoft like Evildead up there, but i agree that more of the same in this case isnt so bad.

Congrats to 343.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   525d ago
It's because of the name they got from the first game they perfected. Modern Warfare 3 is a good example. The original Modern Warfare was an amazing game for it's time, many gamers bought it because the developers perfected it. But now they just need to put the title Modern Warfare and done. Also commercial success plays a big role.
guitarded77  +   525d ago
343 deserves the praise. Really brilliant. Congrats to 343.
EVILDEAD360  +   525d ago
@ Temporary

'Im not fond of whacking off to ANYTHING microsoft like Evildead up there, but i agree that more of the same in this case isnt so bad.'

GTFOH...So praising Halo 4 and congratulating 343 equals 'wh@cking off to ANYTHING Micrsoft??

Not even close..

Yup..just it figures another spanking new 'account' made a week ago to do what these accounts always do.

But, I love how you can say something positive about a game and the closet haters prove it's eating them alive.

Once again..I just simply keep it real on this site.

343 put in amazing work for 3 years and the results prove that hard work pays off.

Evil
nukeitall  +   525d ago
Haters will hate, but I will enjoy Halo 4, then likely Halo 5 and then again Halo 6.

I have no issues with sequels, only crappy games.
darthv72  +   525d ago
halo series
has been an ever increasing series since the first release. As it pertains to the number of units sold, each version has continued to outsell the previous one.

Because the games had been outselling the previous ones I am likely to think the series is picking up new player that did not play the previous one. It would obviously still retain the original gamers who played from the beginning but sometimes curiosity gets to people and they jump in where they see fit.

There are few game franchises to have a continued growth from release to release. While this is only the first few days of halo 4 sales I would likely imagine it will meet or exceed those number set by Halo 3.

Just for a comparative, lets look at another high profile franchise. GT on the playstation. The first game sold really well. The second did not surpass the first but the 3rd, however, did.

The 3rd was not only the 3rd in the series but it represented a new version as it was the first on the PS2. The 4th did not fare as well. So when we look at a popular franchise like GT we see and up down up down approach.

Looking at Halo we have seen nothing but continued growth from the 1st to the 3rd with each one outpacing the previous entry. Halo 4 may/not exceed 3 but it would more likely that it will because it isnt just a continuation but a start of an entirely new trilogy.
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Denethor_II  +   525d ago
@EVILDEAD360 WOW.
AWBrawler  +   525d ago
that game looks sorry as hell. fake turok.
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Urusernamesucks  +   525d ago
Actually ms released fez. It didn't get much attention but its pretty well liked for an indiegame. People don't realize that some of the greatest video games started out as indie games.(i.e: Minecraft

But im not suprised a game like primal carnage got a bad feedback. To be honest its nothing near original. Its just too obvious
>FLAMETHROWERS
>DINOSAURS
>REPETITIVE GAMEPLAY
4Sh0w  +   525d ago
@ shutUpAndTakeMyMoney
We don't need something new just for the sake of being new. I don't see anything innovative about that Carnage game vid you link to, actually game didn't look great with that ugly flamethrower and generic gameplay.

I'm all about new experiences but there is plenty of room for sequels as long as they continue to advance the franchise= are great games, what we need is new IP's that actually deliver something innovative, not gimmicky and stands on its own as a great game with great characters, great gameplay, and a great story, when a game does this it will start its own fame, I know it may take awhile not all great games will take off immediately but if devs stay true to their vision but make the right improvements maybe the 2nd or 3rd sequel will be the game that sets the world on fire, either way no 1 person can decide what direction the industry should go, rightfully videogames are made because that's what gamers want.
Ryan_Hay  +   525d ago
These are only Vgchartz estimates.Not real numbers
Knight_Crawler  +   525d ago
VChartz always under track numbers so this is agood thing :)
StrawberryDiesel420  +   525d ago
Halo fans pretty much live in their parent's basement so I expect nothing less here. THey have no social lives and they work solely to play games. They have no friends except their "online Halo Buddies" so this is all they do all day, work at some shit job just so they can support their halo habit in their parent's basement dreaming of a girlfriend or wife they will never have. But they will always have good ol Halo and Master Chief to keep them company.
otherZinc  +   525d ago
It would've sold more if it weren't for the most unfortunate disaster of Super Storm Sandy hitting the Eastern portion of the United States. Now they've been hit with a Snow Storm.

Well good luck to them.

On a lighter note:
For the rest of us, Halo 4 is fantastic! Hope the East coast recovers fast.

Also, there are several reviewers that should be ashamed of themselves in the rating of this game. 343 put the Kitchen Sink in Halo 4, & it shows!
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greenpowerz  +   525d ago
I also feared the election effecting halo sales and the halo launch effecting the election(not much effect obviously, either way).

Sandy could have effected millions of sales as people try to get their lives back together in the most populist region in NA.
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Sizzon  +   526d ago
Just goes to show how big Halo really is. That is huge! :o :)

congrats to both 343i and microsoft, still need to get Halo 4, but money is tight :<
ape007  +   525d ago
yep $ is tight
GamerElite   525d ago | Offensive
DiRtY  +   525d ago
well deserved. Probably the best shooter I have ever played.
bozebo  +   525d ago
Have you played Planetside 2?
Psychonaughty  +   525d ago
That's just a mp game, not worthy of comparison really.
Captain Qwark 9  +   525d ago
agreed, it really is the total package. engaging sp, awesome mp and some sweet co-op. if it still had dual wielding and firefight i think it would be damn near impossible to beat and perhaps a few more maps but those will be coming

9.5/10 for me
cl1983  +   525d ago
I agree with the idea of having both firefight local, and spartan ops online.
DizzyDino  +   525d ago
Not even close. I beat it on easy in 2 hours and 38 minutes. It was a great game but really short. Before others cry about it being on easy, I play ALL of my games on PS3 and Xbox 360 on easy. I only play games for the story. I rarely play mp.
SlavisH2  +   525d ago
i call b.s. even though you said easy. I still call b.s.! why complain about a game being short then play it on easy? seems... whats the word... dumb!
DizzyDino  +   525d ago
HERE IS THE PIC
I loved the game. Awesome graphics. Like I said I only play games for the story. NOT for trophies or achievements.

Related image(s)
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DizzyDino  +   525d ago
You blocked and ignored me because I showed you proof? I admit I'm a Ps3 Fanboy, but when I played this game, I thought I was playing on my PS3. It was that beautiful. I just said it was short.
WiiStation_360  +   525d ago
Play it on Legendary solo, rage to be had there :D
NYC_Gamer  +   525d ago
Halo= beast that prints profit
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Walker  +   525d ago
Fake and lame, too . VGChartz oh LOL ~
Norrison  +   525d ago
Jealous much?
ElementX  +   525d ago
When VGChartz reports good PS3 game sales everybody turns a blind eye and celebrates the "fake" numbers
KonaBro  +   525d ago
Nope.
Anybody praising VGChartz numbers are idiots whether you support MS or Sony.
insomnium2  +   525d ago
I would seriously want to see you prove a user doing this. I have said VGC is BS always for example. Where do these people get these....?

I'm sure H4 sold a lot but I'm not going to go along VGC numbers. That's just not going to happen. Don't really care either way if it actually sold more or less. Just the point of origin for these numbers that is not reliable at all.
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specialguest  +   525d ago
Oh ok fine. Between 3 to 2.7 million on day one. Happy now? lol
ATi_Elite  +   525d ago
3 million day 1......NICE!
Belking  +   525d ago
GOTY
bubblebeam  +   525d ago
Mine too.There have been many good games this year;
ME:3, Darksiders 2, Sleeping dogs, Dishonored but mine is Halo 4.

I never disagree with meta scores, but how this isn't in the 90's is beyond me. Best Halo since Combat Evolved. Better than Reach and Halo 3 by a mile.
Da One  +   525d ago
Got my limited edition halo console tuesday....

Multilayer is nice and co-op is kind of fun, I need more time 2 play but graduating semester is kicking my free time's ass
PeZuS  +   525d ago
This is amazing and all, but then we remember what comes out next week with even more amazing sales :o
KMCROC  +   525d ago
Yes Sir,it's the release of Copy & paste COD.
cl1983  +   525d ago
And on at least 2 consoles.
PeZuS  +   524d ago
@cl1983: Well, I was talking about the 360 version obviously. That version alone will sell almost twice as much first week as Halo 4 will.
kevnb  +   525d ago
it will probably have long legs too, as it seems most people like it.
Psychonaughty  +   525d ago
Agreed, I love long legs.
phantomexe  +   525d ago
I do 90% of my gameing on the ps3 but when a new halo hit selfs i'm all about halo. The game is great, love the story.
bozebo  +   525d ago
Yep. Halo is the most powerful duster in the world, it must cause tonnes of 360 dust to be removed each time once launches.
dark-hollow  +   525d ago
And The 90% of all games that exist on this generation of consoles helps too....
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bubblebeam  +   525d ago
I actually agree with "bozebo". Whether he is trolling or not it was funny and also true.

Also agree with "phantomexe". It's not that I think the 360 sucks, it's actually an excellent console. I just go through games fairly quickly and lucky for me I still have quite a few to play on the PS3.

I couldn't miss out on the day 1 awesomeness of a Halo though. Especially happy now as Halo 4 is the best game I have played in a few years.
bozebo  +   524d ago
Yeah Bubble I am half trolling (well, it's a good way to make a joke). The 360 is truely a good console, but MS take the piss with charging for multiplayer so I buy multiplat games on PS3 and PC. I actually managed to lose the power cable for my 360 and had to buy one just to play Halo 4 lol.
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Old McGroin  +   525d ago
Same here, I buy all multiplatform titles on the PS3 - when something like Halo comes around the cobwebs are brushed off. Kind of feel guilty for my PS3. I swear it's staring at me when I'm playing Halo.
Fishy Fingers  +   525d ago
Played a bit last night, haven't enjoyed Halo as much since Halo 2 on Live. Will pick it up for the weekend. Really impressed by the single player.
ApolloTheBoss  +   525d ago
Well, Damn!!
KonaBro  +   525d ago
LOL
Love how EvilDead360 comes in and does his fanboy schtick every time a Xbox 360 article goes up. Keep it up bro!

In reality, these are just VGChartz(LOL really?) estimates so take them with an extremely large grain of salt and wait for the NPD to come out next month when we will have actual numbers. Also, I truly expect BlOps 2 to shatter this number next week so be on the look out for that as well.
Redgehammer  +   525d ago
Keep it up Evil, I bet you have more people ignoring you than I do, and I am at 17..
Blankman85  +   525d ago
Only time when PS3 fanbabes run to COD, when they think it will save Vita, and when they want to pit it against Halo sales.
Well lets put it this way, no exclusive will touch Halo 4 this year, and as far as HD consoles are concerned, Halo is the best selling exclusive game. To top it off, Black Ops 2 will outsell Halo 4 on 360. PS3? Not a chance.
MuhammadJA  +   524d ago
You can't blame him. He must defend his position at the company. He probably got promoted too.

On topic: Great sales! It could be nominated as the best shooter award!
SJPFTW  +   525d ago
According to VGchartz (so take it with a grain of salt) Halo 4 actually had higher pre-orders than Black Ops 2 on the Xbox360. So sales on the xbox360 of both games will be closer than alot of us imagine.

EDIT: Should of mentioned those numbers are for north america
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ceballos77mx  +   525d ago
Regardless if its vgchartz or not this numbers are expected.
specialguest  +   525d ago
I'm predicting an easy 10 million lifetime sales.
Pekolie  +   525d ago
I think Reach hit 9 million? Not sure if thats correct but if so 10 million seems guaranteed :)
tallkidoPL  +   525d ago
Imagine if halo took no skill like cod how much more it would sell
bubblebeam  +   525d ago
^^^^ This

Same goes for Killzone. Seriously, Killzone 2 will make CoD and Battlefield players cry in frustration for weeks weeks.

I always loved Halo and Killzone 2 MP. So satisifying. Those 2 and Resistance are the only FPS's I play online.
bozebo  +   524d ago
There's an almost infinite level of skill someone can put into an FPS, it's all subjective. There certainly is a lot more to think about in Halo but if you are good at CoD or BF it is possible to literally trounce the entire enemy team constantly (because they think it's easy and don't put as much effort in, or aren't used to someone good, ^_^)
RPG1201  +   525d ago
In other countries they wouldn't sell the English version, what kind of crap was that!?
ShaunCameron  +   525d ago
Blame the government. Them and their language laws.
Dms2012  +   525d ago
Wow, at this pace it could reach 6-8 million by early next year.
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Eldyraen  +   525d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if it hit 5-6 by the end of the month alone. You have to think if they sold 3m in one day it'll likely hit 4-5 first week as although first day sales are huge there are always others that wait for one reason (check, weekend, etc). Then of course there are those in no rush (namely parents that didn't rush out already) as they will be purchasing for Christmas presents so 6-8 is likely projection for end of the year alone.

Halo has good legs but at its core its a blockbuster that sells big quick (much like cod has become).
Dms2012  +   525d ago
I was just trying to be conservative with the numbers, but you could be very well right. Sales dont make the game however its continueation depends upon it.
InTheLab  +   525d ago
Let's be real here...Halo is the reason why we own Xboxs. The numbers are well deserved because the game is pretty damn good. Not as good as CE but I suspect no Halo will beat CE.

The thing that propels H4 ahead of Reach and H3 is the actual new gameplay. New enemies, weapons, the usual open ended hubs, and the return of Chief and Cortanna.

Well done 343.
bubblebeam  +   525d ago
True. I got an Xbox 360 in 2008-2009 because of Halo. I played the original on my brother Xbox and couldn't go without any longer.

This game has changed everything. It turned everything upside down, and it is amazing.

I said the same thing. best Halo since CE. Is it better than CE?? I'm not sure but it sure as hell comes in at 2nd place.
OniXRuleZ  +   525d ago
That's My Boy! Best Game"Halo" Ever!
Dlacy13g  +   525d ago
Definitely well deserved kudo's to 343i. They have made a fantastic game. MS must be breathing a sigh of relief knowing at least two of their juggernaught IP's are in good hands for the transition to the next box (Halo & Forza).
Jek_Porkins  +   525d ago
343i went from tribute band to the main attraction with Halo 4. I was skeptical at first, but Halo 4 is my new favorite in the series. Everything looks and plays like it was meant for the Xbox 360, and they made the online a bit more fast paced, but didn't sell it down the COD road.

I've always liked that Halo games had tougher competition and took quite a bit of skill to master, it keeps the casual kids away from the online.

Congrats to 343i and Microsoft on a job well done.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   525d ago
So far this gen M$ has Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo Wars, Halo Reach, Halo 4. HHmmmm, yea, no milking going on here folks, move along, nothing to see but more Halo. Someone please put a bullet in my head now.
Pekolie  +   525d ago
Lol are you really saying that?

Im sorry but everyone just look at this guys comment history and just see if you can get a hint of what game this guy loves! Guess the missing letter: C - D

And yet you accuse MS of milking Halo -_-
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YodaCracker  +   525d ago
Halo 4 will be the best-selling exclusive this year by miles.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   525d ago
One of the hottest games this year. These numbers are to expected.
DivineAssault  +   525d ago
Insanity.. This game is as if not more, popular than mario.. Halo was awesome to me in the original xbox days when hooking em all up to each other with different tvs & playing with friends.. I lost interest after 3 tho.. Ill rent this just for the campaign when its cheaper cuz theres just way too many shooters this gen & im not going to encourage them to make more
Iveyboi  +   525d ago
I don't own a 360 (Always been a Sony guy), so I borrowed my friends just to buy and play Halo 4 (Did the same with 3, Reach, GOW 1-3, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell, Infinite Undiscovery, Last Remnant, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Knights of the Old Republik 1-2, Saint's Row 1, Fable 1-3). Given that list I should have bought one. Making me consider getting a 720 in addition to PS4.

Anyways LOVED Halo 4; favourite campaign to date for me. Surely the ending could have been better but it's only Part 1. I thought it was perfectly polished, great AI, right amount of difficulty, etc.
ALLWRONG  +   525d ago
You borrowed a 360 to play all those games?
Iveyboi  +   525d ago
Yup! Had it for 2 months in 2011 (right when Gears of War 3 came out), then crushed the above titles.
I then re-borrowed it for a day to play & beat Halo 4.
Again in hindsight I should have just bought one.
ALLWRONG  +   525d ago
You have a good friend.
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