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Submitted by Embeepee 618d ago | rumor

Halo 4 sells 3.8m units in its 1st week worldwide

Halo 4 1st week sales breakdown:

North America: 2.64m (69.5%)
Europe: 0.78m (20.5%)
Japan: 0.04m (1.0%)
Rest of the World: 0.34m (9.1%)

= Global 1st week sales: 3.80m (Halo 4, Industry, Xbox 360)

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Embeepee  +   618d ago
Microsoft stated that it generated $220m in its first 24 hours, which is more than Halo 3 and Halo: Reach generated in their 1st 24 hours on sale. It was cheaper than Halo 3 and Halo: Reach (as they both had $150 legendary editions, whereas this only had an $80 limited edition) and it only sold marginally better than both of them (according to VGChartz). So either VGChartz has undertracked it by about 300k units or Microsoft included the console bundle in its revenue figures.
MooseWI  +   618d ago
Limited was $100 where I am, in the US.

EDIT: And it's VGChartz. Yeah.
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DeFFeR  +   618d ago
Limited Edition is $100.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   618d ago
Looks like BO2 didn't affect Halo4's sales at all like some were predicting.
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LOGICWINS  +   618d ago
I bet many out there simply just bought both.
SixZeroFour  +   618d ago
i think hurricane sandy affected the sales more than blops 2 did for usa
braydox21  +   618d ago
Im not sure:

food and water-check
shelter- check
emergancy supplies- check
first aid- check
Call of Duty Black ops 2- check..... wait what?
SixZeroFour  +   618d ago
a week later does make a difference, plus, one person readiness doesnt account for all ppl
Shanks  +   618d ago
Wow same as Uncharted 3:
http://www.vg247.com/2011/1...

insane numbers.
Embeepee  +   618d ago
Uncharted 3 sold 1.36m in its 1st week worldwide.

http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
Cocozero  +   618d ago
Don't ruin his dream ;)
aquamala  +   618d ago
Uncharted 3 sold only 4.86m total lifetime

http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
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sashimi  +   618d ago
pretty sure he's trolling uncharted 3 saying that its life time numbers are the same as 1st week of halo numbers...

A more suitable comparison is GT5 numbers vs halo 4 :P

But these sales numbers are expected from halo :)
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papashango  +   618d ago
Diablo 3 sold over 6 million in its first week. Just sayin
nukeitall  +   618d ago
@papashango:

Yeah, and CoD sold even better than Diablo on its first day. What is your point?

I don't think any other console exclusive has outsold Halo this generation.
GearSkiN  +   618d ago
Love how ppl throw uncarted here lol
Angrymorgan  +   617d ago
What's that?? An uncharted racing game?

Jk :-)
bubblebeam  +   616d ago
@Angrymorgan

No it's a shopping cart stacking simulator, featuring various characters from the Uncharted universe.

What you were thinknig of is 'UnKarted'.
DaThreats  +   618d ago
hmm
Europe don't care much about halo
DiRtY  +   618d ago
hum?

800k first week in Europe only.
Just to give you a perspective (All numbers Europe only):

God of War: 317k
Uncharted 2: 296k
Assassin's Creed 3 (PS3): 577k
Resident Evil 6 (PS3): 311k
Fable III: 266k
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3): 449k
LBP 2: 146k
Gran Turismo 5: 991k
Gears of War 3: 700k

These are all blockbuster games and Halo 4 outsold basically all of them in Europe, except GT 5, but that was expected due to Europes love for cars. close to 1 million in Europe alone in one week is pretty big IMO.

Could you please show me some games Europe actually cares about in your opinion?
TheFreak  +   618d ago
FIFA
nukeitall  +   618d ago
To put it in perspective, Gran Turismo isn't as popular in US as it is in Europe. Think Halo popularity in Europe is similar to Gran Turismo popularity in the US.

So you are basically comparing one's strong region (GT5) with a a weak one (Halo 4).
etowntwo  +   618d ago
Shame COD has surpassed Halo.

HALO 4 is my favorite Halo to date so far. Reach.... Close second.
dalibor  +   617d ago
Well if I had a 360 you can bet I'd get Halo over Cod any day. And so what if it surpassed it, it doesn't make it a better game. I prefer Uncharted over COD and Uncharted doesn't sell like COD does. Just enjoy games and leave it at that is what I say. Game on!
lategamer  +   617d ago
If Reach is your favorite Halo idk what to say.
bubblebeam  +   616d ago
@etowntwo

Dat ass! So distracting lol. Looks like a guys ass lol......yours??? LMFAO.
taquito  +   618d ago
looks like diablo 3 (6.3 million in first week, 12 million sales so far, about 20 million lifetime is totally possible) and black ops 2 gonna sweep this year, but halo 4 is a great game, i snagged the 360 halo 4 limited edition console, think i'm gonna return though, put about 25 hours in it, no other games i want are gonna be on 360 and not pc, get my $370 back, thanks target!
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andibandit  +   618d ago
You`re waiting for the sequel to Wonderbook as well?
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kickerz  +   618d ago
I think it's a pretty awesome game. Lots of different multiplayer games to play. I like Flood mode where u become a monster.
I think it will get a lot more sales in December leading up to Christmas :)
iNFAMOUZ1  +   618d ago
screw cod, halo is where its at, at least halo 4 innovates in small areas that matter, i haven't had this much fun with a halo since halo 2 and 3!
braydox21  +   618d ago
No cod does innovate in small areas it just hasn't until recenly(black ops 2) have they really done anything dramatically different.
Old McGroin  +   618d ago
I usually buy a new Halo game when it's released simply because all my buddies get it so it's the game everyone is gonna be playing for the next few months. But within a few weeks I'll usually just drop out. This time is different though, barely touched the campaign but I've been playing online a hell of a lot more than I have the previous Halo games, there's a great variety in the modes and the maps are all great (Spartan Ops still lags like hell for me though). Fair play to 343, I was gonna get BLOPS2 but Halo has my multiplayer needs sorted for the next few months.
NateCole  +   618d ago
Gamers should not care much about this. What they should know and care about is that fact that Halo 4 is the best Halo since Halo CE.

I am getting sick of people bringing up sales comparisons to BO and what not. They do not matter. Halo 4 is superior where it matters.
Bar_Brothers  +   618d ago
Sold Over 4m, VGC isnt spot on
Biggest launch ever for any exclusive game, bigger than this only Call of Duty.

Uncharted LOL that game sells well but compared to Halo or GT isnt nothing.
chukamachine  +   618d ago
Uncharted doesn't come from earlier gens.

Plus the biggest sellers are always FPS/DRIVING.

For a tps, just like gears. It's sold very well.

Were Uncharted from a gen ago, I think it would have easily been a good few million more.
vishant101  +   617d ago
gears new ip this gen exclusive sells more then uncharted
bubblebeam  +   616d ago
@vishant

The sales for Uncharted and Gears are closer than some people think.

uc1: 4.28m
uc2: 5.79m
uc3: 4.86m

GeOW1: 5.97m
GeOW2: 6.55m
GeOW3: 5.63m

Source is VG Chartz :( But you get the idea. There isn't that great a deal difference between them. They both sell well.
lategamer  +   617d ago
Except Halo was one of the best selling games on the consoles last gen. And considering Xbox has a FIFTH of the marketshare PS2 had... yea. Obviously, if Uncharted was on PS2 which has sold more than PS3, it would have sold a bit more.
Honest_gamer  +   618d ago
who actually cares if cod sold more or if gt sold more or if uncharted sold less if you like halo, get halo, if you like cod, get cod, if you like uncharted, get uncharted, i dont think most users of this site relise how simple this is, just because A sells more than B does not mean A is better, wiifit sold more than the mentioned games above combined, is it better than any? imo from playing it, no, you people need to stop sucking the sales stick
Jek_Porkins  +   618d ago
Great numbers, very happy with the direction 343i took the franchise. Cant wait for the rest of The Reclaimer Trilogy.
Belking  +   618d ago
Congrats to 343 and MS for pulling this off. Halo is still a beast.
Embeepee  +   618d ago
If Halo 4 experiences similar week-on-week percentage changes as Battlefield 3 and MW3 (both are FPS's which were both released at a similar time last year) then it should sell 7.5m+ by years end. VGChartz will be very interesting in the coming weeks...
black911  +   617d ago
Halo is really the only 360 exclusive.
Trekster_Gamer  +   617d ago
Yeah I love the Forza series on my PS3,, wait??
SITH  +   617d ago
Love the game, but not the lag. They should have used dedicated servers and a better national filter. I do not want to play with players from Sweden, or Australia etc. for obvious connection reasons.
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spurgeonryan  +   617d ago
That is amazing!Where did these numbers come from?

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