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Best Buy Pegging Halo 3 Release Date

Retail giant Best Buy has listed Halo 3 as being released on November 16, 2006 for the Xbox 360. Yeah. That's this holiday. Right before Black Friday. Say, that just also happens to be one day before the North American release of the PlayStation 3! How 'bout that.

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THAMMER13744d ago

H3 willnot come out before 2007. Gears will be on top for at leastr a year. I do not really expect to even see a PS3 on store shelves untill 2007 either. But we will soon see.

Fikret_Mehmeti3744d ago

If Bungie believes people will bye HALO 3 and ignore bying the PS3 they are making a huge misstake, HALO isn't that popular in Europe and absolutely not popular in Japan, I'm from Europe so I know, If HALO 3 releases in 16 November, PlayStation 3 will sell out those 2 000 000 consoles availbe for the US launch, so it will not make a difference, you will still have tp pre-order to get a PS3, because there are so manny that wants it!

SF Legend3744d ago

On behalf of the European Union, I wish to disown this person.

Also, I don't think a release date from a games store is ever going to be reliable. Especially when it conflicts with the official release date, which in this case is 2007.

The Real Deal3743d ago (Edited 3743d ago )

Halo 2 outsold the original Halo. Halo 3 is on rout to becoming the biggest selling game in history at the rate of increase expected. Its a definate console seller and killer app.

Sony only has 1 killer app in the same class and thats Grand Tourismo. And Grand Tourismo's sales have decrease release after release. Grand Tourismo 3 was the peak of interest fot the series and Grand Tourismo 4 couldn't even out sell the original Halo game. The Halo series is on the rise. Games sell systems. It has always been that way. So tell me now. What games at launch are going to see ps3's if indeed Halo 3 comes out a day before their launch? Its going to force gamers to make a decision. Hmmmm Halo 3 and buy an xbox360. Or ps3 and buy...ummm well I blu ray movie? 600 plus dollars? Interesting to say the least. Grand Tourismo isn't coming out for over a year and GTA which hold 3 of the top 4 ps2 selling games isn't exclusive anymore. So people are going to have to say at that time...Hmmmm 300 for a 360 and 60 for GTA with exclusive content. Or 600 for a ps3 and 70 for the game and no exclusive content. And the ps3 version is ported from the 360. Gamers are going to be faced with a tough choice huh? lol...Think about it.
P.S. Its hard for me to believe its coming out Nov 16. But if Best Buy is saying it. Microsoft probably knew this and wanted to surprise the competition. WOW. Slick. But I remember the rumors/leak a while ago that Halo 3 was going to launch the same day as the ps3. Then the rumors went away. Well now there is a date with Best Buy. hmmmmm
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USMChardcharger3744d ago

you guys think they would launch halo3 and gears of war to compete with each other?
i don't see it.

Droidbro3744d ago

I think a lot a people would buy both. I would...

The Real Deal3743d ago

I see it. I wish it. But it would be unbelievable. Jump In.

mikeeno73744d ago

Earliest Halo 3 will come out i reckon will be Q3 2007.
PS3 launch however i do not believe will happen this 2006. They must start manufacturing at August latest, just when 360 started production. However, most of problems had been solved by Microsoft by late May, all except the finalized graphics chip in mid-july allowing manufacturing to begin. PS3 on the other hand has many unfinished BIG issues like keeping it cool, fitting it in a damn PS3 case!
Stabilising the cell to run at a suitable clockspeed, avoiding system bottlenecks, sorting out their online service. It is pathetic how Sony has all these issues so late till the deadline; but i supposed you can't really trust a Sony deadline.
All this would be OK if they weren't pushing for a worldwide release. But they are and even worse, including Australia, so expect two things from Sony this year.
1. Laughable shortages (way worse than 360 shortages.

OR

2. A delayed worldwide launch till Feb 2007. I bet i am right.

HyperBear3744d ago

both things you said could be true. I also believe that PS3 will be delayed, cause ever since they announced the launch date of it, all weve heard about it is bad, bad, bad news in favor of it, and with production probably not starting till around September-October, cause they've got to fix all the hardware issues, and online services. But if they for some miracle reason, they get all that done in 2.5 months and start production by last week of August, they could possibly have it out by Nov., seeing is how there only making 2 million units for launch.

Droidbro3743d ago

Who cares about PS3. It is an expensive paper wieght

FadeToBlack3744d ago

Halo 3 will probably be released Q1 2007. And as far as the PS3 being launched around Novemeber wordlwide, well that will be pretty much on paper becasue they cant afford to delay it again. I can't imagine the lengths you would have to go to to actually get a one on launch. I Spent 19 hours outside of bestbuy to get my 360 on launch after having got a preorder in march with gamestop which they couldent fulfill. So I am very pleased that i have no interest in the PS3 whatsoever.

Droidbro3744d ago

More than likely Bungie will use E3 one more time to build excitement like they did with the other games. Hell, H2 didn't come out for a year and a half after it was announced!

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