The Co-op Podcast 76: Will Halo 5: Guardians Be A System Seller for Xbox One?

Gary Swaby at The Koalition writes: As the E3 news run heats up, we bring another consecutive episode of The Co-op podcast to discuss the latest news. Halo 5: Guardians was detailed last week and given the release window of Fall 2015. There's no denying that Halo is a a blockbuster I.P, but what can Halo 5: Guardians bring to the table on the Xbox One that we've never seen before? What do we want from Halo 5? Is it still a system seller? We answer all these questions on the show.

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GarrusVakarian1665d ago (Edited 1665d ago )

Of course it will's Halo!

I don't think there could be any game that would have more system-selling potential than Halo 5. To say it's MS's main-weapon is an understatement.

gamer11381665d ago

Maybe Gears of War but thats a long way off.

GarrusVakarian1665d ago (Edited 1665d ago )

I'd say Gears is secondary to Halo in terms of importance to the Xbox and in terms of system-selling potential.

Halo and Xbox are synonymous for tens of millions of people.

Lightning Mr Bubbles1664d ago (Edited 1664d ago )

I would think so, Halo franchise is pretty much like the main XBOX franchise. Call of Duty might be more popular now but that's obviously on Playstation also.

Lightning Mr Bubbles1664d ago (Edited 1664d ago )

Halo is like the Super Mario of XBOX. Playstation still doesn't have a Mario.

Many have tried, like Crash, Gex, Lara Croft, Spyro, Ratchet, and others but all have failed.

I think Nathan Drake is taking his crack at it now, Maybe Ellie from The Last of Us will become it someday, who knows. Probably not.

Lightning Mr Bubbles1664d ago

XBOX signature franchises:

1: Gears of War
2: Halo

hahaha, yeah right. It's the other way around...

gamer11381661d ago

I didn't realise we were ranking. I thought it was a general question along the lines of could anything sell equal or more than halo. I do believe Gear of War revisited with the right approach could do just that. It sold 360's before Halo 3 came out.

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Godmars2901665d ago

Are you talking in regards to Halo fans or non Halo fans?
I mean the TV will likely do more to bring in new fans than another game.

blackmanone1664d ago

This, wholehearedtly. Not a Halo game fan but I love the lore. The books are great and I hope the show will be too.

Brazz1664d ago

I agree, Halo 5 is the "golden boy" for X1 and it will move tons of software and hardware! I'm not buying X1 for now, and i still think PS4 is a better choice, but if 343i make Halo 5 as epic as the first 3 halo games i will realy have to think about including a X1 to my 'must have" list.
This comes from a person that is bashing x1 since the first time it came to public ( the infamous tv,tv,sports,spots,cod,cod,a dog...), this is the power o Halo, one of the best Sci-fi shooters in the world and one of the few things that makes me consider buying the X1.

NYC_Gamer1665d ago

Halo is one of the biggest franchises in the modern era of gaming plus the hype of it being released on current gen hardware

MrKennedy1665d ago

This is a good podcast about games.

KakashiHotake1665d ago (Edited 1665d ago )

It will sell some systems but truth be told Xbox One needed Halo at launch. I think even at $500 Halo might have allowed Xbox One to keep pace with PS4. Personally I don't care much for Halo but I understand it's very popular and desired among Xbox fans.

Godz Kastro1665d ago

Better late than never... I think it will be better off now that the system is 399.

Dread1665d ago (Edited 1665d ago )

maybe, but xbox's problems during the lunch period were much more than the price diffrence. They had some good ideas that were not explaned properly, and some terrible ideas which were never going to fly with the current gaming market.

Regardless, i think that a Halo release in 2014, and then Halo 5 in 2015, is a good long term strategy for MS to follow. Perhaps they will not match the sale of Sony immediately, but they could even them out in the long run.


That is another good point. Also, it would not surprise me that we get some sort of bundle with Halo 5. That would be da bomb!!

gamer11381661d ago

I did hear that MS asked 343 if they wanted to wait and put Halo 4 on xbox one as a launch game but they both decided to give the 360 one more epic release.

PrinceOfAllSaiyans1665d ago

Is water wet ? Of course Halo 5 Guardians will sell many XB1's. Lol. Halo is one of the most iconic franchises ever. I'm a huge Halo fan, its my favorite franchise ever. Day 1 buy for me. Hioe there is a Legendary Edition.

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