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Submitted by donniebaseball 1024d ago | news

Halo 4 amasses $220 million in 24 hours

Halo 4 is packing a mighty punch this holiday season, as Microsoft has just reveled that its global sales total in the first 24 hours has hit $220 million, and the title looks to be on pace to hit $300 million in the first week. (Halo 4, Industry, Microsoft, Xbox 360)

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NYC_Gamer  +   1024d ago
Congrats to MS&343i
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camel_toad  +   1024d ago
Yep it looks like Microsoft and Bungie passed the torch to the right people.
EVILDEAD360  +   1024d ago
150% 1Well deserved for 343..

Finally finished campaign co-op..without a doubt one of the best Halo experiences in the history of the franchise.

But there is so much more to the game. Spartan Ops will keep releasing new content, the new way to progress through War Games is a blast, and I still need to beat Legendary solo.

Just like Halo 3 and Reach it looks like this game will offer Halo fans enough meat to play for years. Worth every cent.

Now onwards to Treyach tiny little project..lol

Evil
StanLee  +   1024d ago
Great job. Nevermind that Gameindustry.biz had to rain on MSs parade by mentioning the elephant in the room in the last paragraph.
Boody-Bandit  +   1024d ago
It sure is a purdy game. I was surprised by the visuals. The details have improved a good deal. Haven't tried it online yet. Yeah, I know. But I have been really busy. Still cleaning up after Sandy.
Nykamari  +   1024d ago
Brut, Sandy was a bitch! I'm glad you ok though, the clean up is going to take a few.
Awesome_Gamer  +   1023d ago
Damn.
Still dissapointed though, i wished it will outsell BO2, at least on the 360, i'm a PS3 owner/fan but i really wanted Halo 4 to outsell BO2. :(
Guess we will have to next year, GTA V will be the one to finally dethrone CoD as the sales king.

@360 Owners: Congrats, it's a great game, i'm not a fan of first person shooters, but at least it isn't a generic military shooter. :)
Chuk5  +   1024d ago
Damn.

*Back to infinity slayer*
aviator189  +   1024d ago
That's really great news for 343i and the team.
I must admit, I was pretty skeptical about them, but Halo 4 definitely rocks.

Congrats to everyone involved in the Halo 4 development process.
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ItsTrue  +   1024d ago
I contributed to those sales!
aviator189  +   1024d ago
Hey, you've got bungie's destiny's logo as your avatar pic! :D
ItsTrue  +   1024d ago
Correcto!
bubblebeam  +   1024d ago
It looks like the same picture on a box of womens pads...Just sayin
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Nykamari  +   1024d ago
I'm not that good in math but that 3.6 million sold in 24 hours! Damn
tehpees3  +   1024d ago
Halo sells because its a great series and its good to see 343 proving the doubters wrong.
Cosmit  +   1024d ago
That's awesome. It looks great. I really wanna buy a 360 just for halo 4(and gears) lol.
DiRtY  +   1024d ago
Halo in decline my *beeep*

4 million in the first 5 days is INSANE.
bubblebeam  +   1024d ago
No, It's LEGENDARY.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1024d ago
So far its the biggest exclusive to date. I'm having a hard time seeing any other exclusive game doing this good.
BlackTar187  +   1024d ago
what's that even matter? Game is awesome who gives a crap about the chest thumping.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1024d ago
Its just a general statement. Halo 4 is one of the biggest "entertainment launches" of the year. No "chest thumping" or whatever. But its still hard to imagine any other exclusive doing this big.

You assumed fanboyism when none was existent in my comment.
omarzy  +   1024d ago
Great game. Capture the Flag is unexpectedly fun.
Rupee  +   1024d ago
Meanwhile: "Oh no! The industry is doomed!!!"
SkyGamer  +   1024d ago
Congrats!
Dlacy13g  +   1024d ago
220 million? Wow... that is pretty staggering. I guess its safe to say their $10million investment in the Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn series was justified.

Congrats to 343i as well as MS on pulling off what many thought could be a disaster (343 taking over that is).
aviator189  +   1024d ago
Yup, and they've still got dvd/blu ray sales coming up for it as well.
bubblebeam  +   1024d ago
Did Forward Unto Dawn only cost $10 million?

It was an amazing series. I got it with the Limited Edition, but sadly it isn't on disc. You can't even download it. You have to watch it off waypoint, so you are always streaming it.

I'm going to buy it on blu-ray. I wonder how funny it would be playing Forward Unto Dawn off of my PS3?
Exclusive my ass.
SuperLupe  +   1024d ago
I can't belive some people actually hate on this game. I mean this is pretty much what gaming is all about, it's like the whole concept of videogaming wrapped up in one game.
cl1983  +   1024d ago
Warning contains potential spoilers!

By all means the story was top notch 5/5. I did how ever have an issue with a few game play mechanics, such as climbing the elevator shaft, escort mission, so I give game play 4/5. Finally the only place I thought 343 failed was with non game play features, Forward Unto Dawn not on disk gold for spartan ops and terminals, but you can't take away points from a game for extras.
kma2k  +   1024d ago
I just finished the campaign yesterday & did the spartan ops mission but am I the only one who was kinda bored with it? I dont know what it was but i just couldn't get into it for some reason.
MYSTERIO360  +   1024d ago
220 mil??! in 24 hours how is that possible are MS pulling numbers out of their ass. If true WOW!!
GraveLord  +   1024d ago
220mil in revenue.
Virus201  +   1024d ago
Read the article. It's $220 million dollars not 220 million sales.
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MYSTERIO360  +   1023d ago
My mistake should of read the article first couldn't access it on my mobile.
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MasterD919  +   1024d ago
Been playing since launch day and I love it!
Jek_Porkins  +   1024d ago
That is a great accomplishment this late in the consoles life. I was one of those who bought it at a midnight launch, and I couldn't be happier about the end product. The quality is better than ever and 343i has really made a statement for their first ever game release.

If you check the math, its slightly over 3.5 million copies sold in 24 hours, that is huge!

This is why I say that while I love new games and IP's from time to time, Halo games are why I buy Xbox consoles, I think more people will be and be happy with Halo 4 than a niche new title.
Gamer-Z  +   1024d ago
Halo 4 is a great game anybody who has an xbox and hasn't bought this game because of COD i seriously recommend you pick this game up along with your BO pre order tonight.
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MadMen  +   1024d ago
Halo4Life
hennessey86  +   1024d ago
Deserves
Every single sale it gets, stunning game.
StreetsofRage  +   1024d ago
Halo hasn't failed me yet. Infinity slayer baby!!!
Mikefizzled  +   1024d ago
Unfair to compare an single platform exclusive to something that releases on up to 4 platforms.
Belking  +   1024d ago
Well deserved.
Perjoss  +   1024d ago
Proof that we are not quite ready for next gen just yet, devs are still squeezing nice graphics from our current console lineup. And also why I'm not at all worried about the WiiU specs, you don't need an ultra high tech console to make a beautiful game... PS2 Okami anyone?
ambientFLIER  +   1024d ago
Halo 4 + Gears 3 + Forza 4 + Limbo = visual showcase for what the old xbox is still capable of.

How much did Halo 4 cost to make, though? Didn't MS say that it had the biggest budget of any game to date? Wasn't Halo 3 like 30 million or something, including advertising and everything?

Anyway, 343i say they truly maxed out the system, and that's been said a lot in the past, but when a game looks this good, I tend to believe it. Makes me happy that someone finally squeezed all there was to squeeze out of the console, 6 years later.
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