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Submitted by Prcko 444d ago | news

Halo 4 is Top-Selling Microsoft Studios Game of All Time in the U.S.

Exciting news for the Halo team at 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios – critically acclaimed, “Halo 4” is now the best-selling Microsoft Studios title ever in the U.S. market*, surpassing its predecessor, “Halo 3” for sales during each respective launch year. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

shivvy24  +   444d ago
congrats to bungie oh and 343i ! well 343 were handed everything including code etc from bungie
WildArmed  +   444d ago
Still a lot of the credit goes to Bungie for building up the franchise. And the hard work 343 put in to fill bungie's shoes.
JokesOnYou  +   444d ago
Congrats 343, I was a bit worried wondering if anybody could do Halo without messing up the legendary franchise Bungie created. Halo4 turned out to be very refreshing while still maintaining the good old Halo experience, loved it.
SJPFTW  +   444d ago
uses a heavily modified Halo engine and Halo 4 looks 10 times better than Reach. So 343 did a good job, and deserve most of the credit. Bungie with Reach was the worst game, good game but the worst Halo game. Armor Lock... nuff said.
B-radical  +   444d ago
343 did a great job amped the graphics and made a brillant story imo
ritsuka666  +   444d ago
I really like Halo 4, so I'm glad it's doing well.

Lol@ Disagrees..
GameCents  +   444d ago
Wow. Good job 343i. And to think I'm yet to get it. I suck at Halo online, but I do love the lore.

I'll get it when it comes to Games with Gold. . .in 5 years lol. No but seriously, well done 343i. Rightly deserved.
Starbucks_Fan  +   444d ago
You can find it for as cheap as $20 now. It's on sale a lot.
Kayant  +   444d ago
Hate to burst your bubble on Games for gold but it doesn't last that long. It's only until the release of the Xbox one.... Terms & Conditions: *“Games with Gold” bonus games offer available 6/10/13-12/31/13 for paid Gold members only.

If you don't believe me read the t&c here for yourself ---> http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/L...
GameCents  +   443d ago
It was a joke genius.
Corpser  +   444d ago
Congrats to 343, great game
UNGR  +   444d ago
Well you released a turd that pandered to casuals, and has a population consisting of nothing. Nothing to be proud of. It was the classic milking of a series, they didn't even have the decency to keep the formula the same. Don't expect the next Halo to sell better, a lot of the core fans are pissed. Hence why the population is dead.
CrossingEden  +   444d ago
*that awkward moment when someone is complaining that a company didn't keep the formula the same in the sixth installment of a game series, only then to complain about how developers don't try new things*
UNGR  +   444d ago
When you have a competitive shooter, you don't change things. Disagreeing is pointless, facts are facts. The fanboy dribble here is far from discouraging. Some things need to change, others don't. People wonder why games like Counter Strike and Unreal Tournament are successful. Well balanced games, don't change much. Halo 4 was a turd, the population, and the abandonment of MLG is solid proof it can't be competitive anymore.
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Kevlar009  +   444d ago
Great game overall, especially the singleplayer. Multiplayer wasn't as good as Reach, but for being their first major title it was an outstanding effort. Halo is one of the few bright spots I see with Xbox (my opinion).
aviator189  +   444d ago
It's a pretty great game. Sure, there are flaws, but it is 343i's first full game so it's understandable.
I just hope forge gets a huge overhaul for halo on xbox one and the 60 fps/dedicated servers should help.
Software_Lover  +   444d ago
I liked the game. I just cant stay focused enough to live in multiplayer. I think Battlefield 3 was the longest I have played one game steadily, multiplayer wise. That still was a short time.
Phil32  +   444d ago
EDIT: I need to read this better, but something seems off.
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badboy776  +   444d ago
Because Microsoft has no exclusives
True_Samurai  +   444d ago
Good bye bubbles
Software_Lover  +   444d ago
You mean hello bubbles.
True_Samurai  +   444d ago
^^ same goes for you too
AngelicIceDiamond  +   444d ago
Grats to Bungie, 343, the fans and MS. Hopefully Halo 2014 will be astonishing, and take advantage of the cloud computing.
MikeyDucati1  +   444d ago
I'm not really knowledgeable on MGS catalog but nice! I thought Gears of War did well but I'm surprised this topped that.
etownone  +   444d ago
Can't wait to play Halo 5 on Xbox One.
CanadianTurtle  +   444d ago
That's odd because the online community so small? I'm not kidding, go check. It was huge when it came out and then all of a sudden people just stopped playing it
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SaffronCurse  +   444d ago
Because people started to realize that the MP is utter garbage.
vishant101  +   444d ago
Honestly be glad its alive mp games tend to die a lot faster now that almost every game has mp. The fact that halo 3,reach,4 are still alive is quite impressive as some recent games such as crysis 3 are pretty much dead
HALOisKING  +   444d ago
good job 343i well deserved i think h4 is way better than reach but not h3
nigelp520  +   444d ago
I love the Tron Like artstyle in the game
AmkOwns  +   444d ago
In the US . . . . .
CrossingEden  +   444d ago
because MLG competitions for halo are solely in japan
christocolus  +   444d ago
Great work but ms needs to allow these guys do more than just halo.I feel ms sometimes limits their studios from trying out other genres. not trying to start a war but sony is more open to exploring new game genres with their studios than ms is. I think its something ms should consider.
LAWSON72  +   440d ago
I am disappointed by this game and it is sad to see my favorite franchise lose its way. I am not alone with this last time I checked Halo 4 had 750000 online at launch and now on a good day 20000. Halo Reach is 2 years older then it and still maintains more than half that. This games multiplayer is dying and sadly I think all the creative people behind great content are gone. I try so hard to enjoy this game but I always walk way disappointed more each time.
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