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Halo Wars Reaches One Million Sales

Microsoft announced today that Halo Wars has reached more than one million sales worldwide, making it the most sucessful real-time strategy game on any current generation console.

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JamieReleases3195d ago

Good sales, I haven't finished this one yet, this has given me a reminder :P

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Monchichi0253195d ago

Ignore the sad fanboy above. But anways, pretty good sales for a RTS game. But does anybody know when the NPD numbers for February come out? It seems like there taking FOREVER this month!

Elvfam5113195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

What fanboy he's stating something that has happen on n4g and the NPD comes out today i think if there not delay again

mboojigga3195d ago

Except it isn't the norm for the PS3 to have a game which hasn't even been confirmed to have sold a million but whatever. This is nothing new for 360 games and it really is a milestone since alot of fanboy claims want to say "oh I thought this was an FPS" Please.

gaffyh3195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

Just shows you that MS could put Halo name on any piece of sh*t and it will sell a million copies. Because if this was called ANYTHING else, it would have sold substantially less. I mean there are better RTS games than Halo Wars available e.g. C&C, and they sell less.

If there was only one example of Sales =/= Good game, this is it. I've got Halo Wars (cos I don't mind RTS games), and it is just too easy, so I got bored of it. It's not bad, but it's also not good, it's ok.

creeping judas3195d ago

take a look at this one

Killzone2 sells 1million in 2 weeks = power of the PS3
Halo Wars sells 1million in 3 weeks = end of the 360 is in sight

see what I did there??

Just merely doing the same thing you are doing, but pointing fingers at your kind.

u got owned3195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

This is a real milestone for a RTS game on a console. Well deserved, because the game is pretty good and fun. Congrats to MS and Esemble Studios or whatever is left of it.

edgeofblade3195d ago

Me thinks someone is beating a strawman fanboy. KZ2 for what it is... a console exclusive, blockbuster FPS... did well enough by breaking 1 mil in two weeks. And Halo Wars, by virtue of being a Halo game stuck with good RTS controls did well by selling 1 mil in three weeks.

Conclusion: Shut the f**k up. Both games are good. You would expect a popualr FPS to sell better than a popular RTS. That said, they are roughly equal in my mind... and I know that will boil fanboys on both sides. Yay me.

Bnet3433195d ago

I knew this game had legs. In the beginning I only saw 5,000 players online. As the days went by it started increasing to 10,000 and than 20,000. It picked up momentum because of word of mouth. Good job Ensemble Studious AKA Robot Entertainment. I love Halo Wars, great game.

XxZxX3195d ago

Power to the HALO brand as expected.

soxfan20053195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

1 million sales at $60 = pretty solid revenue. You can bet that Sony is paying attention too. If Halo Wars ends up selling 2 million copies, that would mean that the console RTS market is worth at least $120,000,000. Does Sony really want MS to control the entire console RTS market, knowing it is that large? And when, not if, Sony makes an RTS, I'm sure it will have a big name to go along with it as well. You can't tell me PS3 owners wouldn't buy a million copies of "Killzone Wars".

cayal3195d ago

Impressive (but unsurprising) numbers for Halo Wars. However, the best selling current gen RTS? Is there even a lot of competition?

kewlkat0073195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

If that game shows Console RTS is doable with the controls and can be fun, then you'll see more RTS coming out the woodworks.

The game was well received by reviewers and the audience, for a console RTS, plus it has Halo in the name.

RTS is def a change of pace type game.

So when, will we see the first "Halo Wars Killer" Article? I know it's coming, even though most shunned Halo Wars and said it would do as well.

cayal3195d ago

"1 million sales at $60 = pretty solid revenue. You can bet that Sony is paying attention too. If Halo Wars ends up selling 2 million copies, that would mean that the console RTS market is worth at least $120,000,000. Does Sony really want MS to control the entire console RTS market, knowing it is that large? And when, not if, Sony makes an RTS, I'm sure it will have a big name to go along with it as well. You can't tell me PS3 owners wouldn't buy a million copies of "Killzone Wars"."

Sorry but no.

RTS won't sell 2 million ever, unless it has a brand name attached (ie. Halo).

Console RTS market is not big. It's like creating games for Webcam/Eyetoys. The focus isn't all that big.

jammy_703195d ago

but if it didnt have halo in the name it wudnt even of sale half a million...

Saigon3194d ago

but I am dissapointed...after reading what Greenturd said...somboby needs to truly slap this guy...IMHO...these arenot good numbers...I say because this report is not consumer sales its retail sales...Look at the NPD numbers...it wasn't in the top 10...and the last top 10 game was 136k...from now own, MS stop lying...

Man_of_the_year3194d ago

If it didn't have Halo in the name...it wouldn't be a Halo game.

It wouldn't have Warthogs, Spartans, Covenants, Brutes, Relics, and all the other great aspects from the series...

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Omega43195d ago

Not surprised, Halo can sell no matter what genre even if its the least popular console genre

I bet that great demo help a lot

table3195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

The kiddies in america had their first ever wank over halo3.

t-dizzle3195d ago

I didn't pick it up day one, but I definitely had no problem purchasing this one after playing the demo. It was everything a great demo should be. It gave you a sense of the controls, and it gave you enough play time that you actually wanted to keep going. I understand everyone's arguments about how easy it can be, but as someone who has a passing enjoyment for RTS's and is not willing to continuously upgrade his PC, this suits my needs perfectly!

StephanieBBB3195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

I mean where is the strategy?

When you build up your base it's either go all out on Air troops or go all out on ground troops (Or both). Then mash em together (upgrade) and attack the main commandcenter as anything else is a waste of time. On top of that your base pretty much defends itself with the turret placements in all four corners so there are no strategic placement of buildings either.

Im not saying it's any less fun because of this, Im just saying that "strategy" is not a describing word to be given to this game.

no-spin3195d ago

the halo brand sells, no doubt. In this case the game takes the credit. The demo put this game in my "want to buy list". Really well made, good controls, nice marketing, good production values. Maybe MS is not the handicap studio many think and actually delivers games that are very enjoyable and sells very great. A million for an RTS game that has not been hype and RTS success in a console = MS is doing their thing extremely successful.

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Marie3195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

For an RTS that is about as strong as sales as they get and tracking in line with KZ2 haha.

happyface3195d ago

well, if HW sales even close to KZ2 that will just about do it for the ps3

KZ2 needed to save the ps3 and sell systems and get tons of attention and become the new halo, not only is it not the new halo, it cant even beat a halo rts with mediocre reviews?

senerock3195d ago

funny thing is killzone killedzoned itself....however that goes...

JamieReleases3195d ago

These sales are good because it's a RTS game, they don't tend to sell extremely well on consoles. Based on that, these sales are good :)