Somewhere, someone has got to make a lot of money on this game, and are now probably laughing all the way to the bank. The previously best selling Halo game, Halo 2, has now been overtaken by Halo 3.
wow, for a decent game this sure has sold a lot, i know for damn sure that halo 2 was much better.
I like Halo3 much better, its got alot of great features 4 player co-op is awesome with some friends, great gameplay plus online is run & gun fun, add Bungies constant support just keeps making a already very deep game even better.
Deserves the good sales!!!
Wow. amazing sales. Never thought it would be inching towards 10 million copies sold. That means every 3rd Xbox 360 owner owns a copy of Halo 3. Amazing!
I'll consider Killzone 2 a Halo killer when it puts up numbers like that. I don't care what anyone says.
As a ps3 only owner....xbox owners sure buy there games, unlike ps3 owners. We have a fantastic game in Killzone 2 and the damn game will only hit 3.5 million lifetime probably....i dont understand ps3 owners.
and real next gen games which MS dont provide!
infamous, it isn't the PS3 owners fault - it is sonys fault for not advertising their games. I knew so many people the week before the release of killzone 2 that didn't even know what killzone 2 was!
Halo3 was fun, graphics were pretty good, tuned gameplay and great online. Nothing not to like about the game really but I don't like the Green suit anymore it looks so basic and kinda lame sometimes I'm like Halo was pure luck that it was so successful however the gameplay holds up even today on combat evolved save the vehicle controls for the warthog.
"As a ps3 only owner....xbox owners sure buy there games, unlike ps3 owners. We have a fantastic game in Killzone 2 and the damn game will only hit 3.5 million lifetime probably....i dont understand ps3 owners." That is because Killzone 2 is another beautiful disaster like Haze. I am sure I will get disagrees like mad for saying this, but what the hell where they thinking when they designed the control scheme for this game? The PS3 controller is already awkward enough on a FPS without adding a delay!!! If they would have had a normal control scheme this game would have been truly epic. I am sorry though I simply can not stand the controls. IMO Resistance is leaps and bounds ahead of Killzone 2. Anyway back on topic. Halo 3 is truly an amazing game. The number of people playing it and the number of sales it has speaks for itself. Halo is more tailored to the run and gun audience and it is the more tactical people that bash it. Personally I love both tactical and run and gun, but r&g is still my favorite.
Dudes, I agree with you both the way i see it, most people bought a ps3 as a blu ray player. that's why you hardly see ps3 games (exclusive or not) on the npd top 10. i mean come on, i bought killzone 2 and i frigg'n love it man. sony fanboys here keep hyping their exclusives and what happens? they don't sell as expected. they're too busy hyping ps3's exclusives they forget to go out and buy them - nice! oh and those comments about killzone 2's npd sales were only for 2 days.....yeah, well compare that to gears 1, gears 2, halo 3's first day sale - notice the difference? sony is also at fault. one would think by now, they'd know how to advertise their big triple a titles. who knows, maybe sony thinks that by using their own loyal fanbase, word will get around at little to no cost to them and their exclusives will sell like hot cakes. thing is, that strategy doesn't work. least not for them thus far. if killzone 2 came out on the 360, you better believe ms would have hyped the living sh!t out of it and it would have sold like crazy. much crap is said about ms buying exclusives here and there, or that the 360 can't do this or that, in the end the xbox 360 does something ps3 has been struggling to do this gen....sell their games in the millions. it's not to say that selling 300 - 600k is bad, not by any means, but you would rather have your title sell in the hundred thousands? or millions? that's the difference between ps3 and xbox 360 owners. 360 owners actually SUPPORT and BUY games. oh before i forget, i love sony fanboys who trash halo 3....is there a ps3 exclusive that has sold that much? me thinks not. One more thing to all those who hate on halo (don't care if you're a 360 owner or not), you personal opinion is just that - i respect. But no one can deny that halo is in a league of it's own. that's the power of that franchise, sure better looking games come out, but halo multiplayer will always be at the top or at least in the top 3 on live. soon you'll see COD MW and COD WAW fall off the charts as the newer games come out and you'll still be seeing halo in there in the 1st 3 spots. I don't think there's ever been a console game with that lasting appeal to gamers. @ DNAgent's comment below lol, let me guess, you tried to play halo 3 online, got your ass kicked, put on your best dress and went back to flower - super!
the day of reckoning has come. sony and it's gamers don't know how to market a game worth sh1t, you don't smother the game in hype and at the same time diss every game out there that opposes it. every fvcking insult that N4G's ps3 members deliberately said about 360 and it's selection of games....not one person out of n4g heard it, out of the millions of gamers there are in this world. (this should be a turning point for those who wasted time hyping killzone, rather than making childish remarks about how bad halo3 is in comparison, those people should have made a more friendly and welcoming approach to hyping killzone2.)
This just proves that quality gameplay will prevail every time. Sure, Halo 3 may not look as good as other Xbox 360 or PS3 games, but it is gameplay quality that matters most, and Halo 3 delivers top notch next-gen gameplay. Just like PS3 supporters say that sales don't matter, it's all about quality - Halo 3 proves that gameplay quality trumps graphical prowess.
GUNS N Swords speaks truth. A lot of PS3 fanboys here hyped KZ2 to hell and bashed Halo 3. And for what? KZ2 didn't come close sold a million at launch, while Halo 3 is a a chicken laying golden eggs for Bungie. Now I understand why Microsoft never saw KZ2 as a threat, it barely even touched Halo. And for the record, please shut don;t speak to me if you don't know who I am. Calling me a fanboy is not going t help the situation at hand for you fanboys. I love it when people talk sh*t and it gets shoved right back in their mouth. Honestly, it doesn't matter what side your on. 360 PS3 Wii w/e.
"hat is because Killzone 2 is another beautiful disaster like Haze. I am sure I will get disagrees like mad for saying this, but what the hell where they thinking when they designed the control scheme for this game? The PS3 controller is already awkward enough on a FPS without adding a delay!!! If they would have had a normal control scheme this game would have been truly epic. I am sorry though I simply can not stand the controls. IMO Resistance is leaps and bounds ahead of Killzone 2." Haze wasnt a beautiful disaster, it was in fact, the opposite. and the control scheme is great for this game. it was designed well for that controller, it is not a 360 controller, which is suitable for FPS and no, Resistance 2 does not leap ahead of KZ2, especially in the graphics department. Killzone 2 was never a beautiful disaster, it did lots of things right. as I said before, I love this "double standard" that people put to this game. People have been trying to make this game fail for a long time because they hate the dev team that does it, not to mention the company that supports this dev team, and you know what? they cant. so they nitpicked this game to death. Im not going to talk any farther than this, because this is a Halo topic.
This is about Halo 3, not Killzone 2. Can we please leave the fanboyism at the door.
That being said... answer this question please --> WHY haven't MORE PS3 owners bought Killzone 2 then? Do more than 2/3rds of PS3 owners actually --> BELIEVE <-- in the negative things so-called detractors of the game --> AND the detractors of the developers AND the detractors of Sony - say? Orrrrrrrrrrrr --> MAYBE <-- just maybe - there ARE NOT as many shooter fans in the current PS3 install base as many might have thought... Hmmm?
@farsha2008- Just curious as to why you liked Halo 2 better than Halo 3? Was it the horrible ending of the Halo 2 campaign you adored? Which made the top ten of worst endings for a video game of all time. Halo 3 on the other hand had an excellent ending. Or was it the Halo 2 multiplayer you liked better. While I liked the game a lot at the time, it was spoiled and tainted with online cheating and network manipulation that ruined night after night of play. You'd just come down from an anger burst about some a-hole cheating and you'd run into another cheatin' fool. Halo 3 mulitplayer may not be perfect. I mean, I miss some of the maps from Halo 2 and all that, but they have done a better job preventing most of the cheats and network manipulations. Now, if they could just fix the grenade system, because that stinks up all three games. If I throw a grenade at you in real life and you shoot me dead before my grenade goes off, my grenade still goes off. This will happen every time unless a grenade is faulty. But in the Halo games, it is hit or miss, and usually not, that a grenade will still blow up after the thrower is killed.
halo3 is a really fun game.. my all time fav mode, Griftball .. well the one like NFL ... mega fun.. 10 million sales.. comparing any game as a halo killer is a very big mistake many should not make coz 10million is a monstrous number to beat. and the only thing that can ever top that no is a Wii fit which i dont consider a game... or another halo FPShooter. no other game would reach that number well i dont see any maybe gears2 might try. but that game would have to be on the 360 since 360 gamers buy a shyt load of games.
isnt this the second article that did this...first it was hhg claiming kz2 was a failure because it had vgchartz.com numbers and everyone beleived him...now qg.com does the same thing with h3...and again everyone beleives this website... Look if the information is not released by its Publisher...speculation means nothing...This thread should be locked or closed or even removed because the source is giving guestimated numbers...
Props for Bungie on the creation and success of this franchise and redefining the genre along with it.
And I guess props to Wii Fit for redefining the meaning of excercise too, right?
If you like Wii fit, then yeah I guess. Don't know why you are comparing the two. Sure, Wii fit has sold a lot, but you know that that game is aimed for casuals.
Halo is also aimed at casuals. It's a run & gun shooter and it's a casual shooter. It doesn't take any skill so it's easy for casual gamers to pick up and play while still managing to get a lot of kills.
to be good at halo u cant just be a run and gunner... and if its team deathmatch it is one of the most team oriented deathmatches... you cant win without a good team in Halo...
look at his avatar, he's obviously mad about the good halo news. don;t take it so serious DNAgent.
LMAO! A run and gun shooter? You clearly have no idea.
halo 3 is not a run and gun game. True, it is easy to be an average skilled player in Halo 3, but to be truly better than the average player requires much practice and skill. Since ive played Halo for about 8 years now, i think i would know.
You can do just fine in Halo if you just run and gun. If you deny that, your just not being honest. If you want to get good however, you have to approach it a little differently. I think this is a testament to Halo's playability/accessibility. If you want to play it casually you can and you'll do fine, but if you really want to get into it, you can get really good. Halo 3 is not the best shooter out there (IMO), but it is one of the most accessible. That is why we will see this game sell well throughout this generation.
I'm getting tired of these PS3 fanboys. Out of all the consoles, I hate xbox 360 the most and I can't really understand why people play halo 3, because I think it's garbage. But hey that's only my opinion. Why not congratulate Bungie for making a successful game and stop whining about your "Killzone 2 is the best game evaah, OMAGAAWD". It won't do as well as Halo 3, so why even bother.
Yeah, really. Congrats to Bungie, especially since they are still supporting it full strength.
this just shows xbox has no games lol!
I own 87 Xbox 360 games and halo 3 is one of them. So my point is you fail.
Despite what anyone may think about the game, you got to give Bungie credit for that sale figure. I can only hope in time we will see a PS3 game sell that many.
Congratulations Microsoft and Bungie, and Xbox fans everywhere! And I think it's safe to say the Xbox 360 will take 2nd place this generation, and 1st in the battle of hardcore... not just because of this game, but because the 360 is 1/3 ahead of the PS3 in total sales, and the console's top 4 selling games have outsold the PS3's number one selling game this generation. Unfortunately, PS3 fans hate discussing numbers, and opinion overrides any and all proven facts. In other words: emotion > logic. I don't even see the point in fighting with PS3 fans now. We're going to win. Game over.
360 will never win sh!t. They will always be last. It's frightening to see how you back up a corporation that has delivered 4 good games in 4 years. Then you rant about sales like you actually have shares in MS. 10 million copies is a great achievment for Bungie and even though this game isn't for me, It's probably fun for alot of people. But come on, Halo 3, Gears 1&2 and ME? That's 1 good game/year for the 360. And mark my words, since everything is going downwards for the 360, it won't last past this year. MS will drop support and bring out the 720.
Not to be a fanboy but...what PS3 game has sold anywhere close to 10 million? .. .. .. .. .. I rest my case.
360's causes disc scratching, hence why many Halo 3 players bought more than one copy.
MS replaces games they published when the disk is scratched for free. Now try again
yea they replace all scratched disks for free. Also try not knock your console over when your playing, and you wont have that problem. Moving your 360 while its playing scratches disks, so it not that hard to leave it alone while your playing. For the past three years of constant 360 gaming, i have not had that problem.
Me either. I don't move my console whiles its reading a disc, nor do I have it sitting vertical. Pretty much common sense.
Quit making excuses. There aren't that many 360's scratching discs that it would affect a number like 10 million.
Nice ownage BLaZiN PRopHeT
Last gen my favorite FPS was Halo 2, this gen so far it's COD4 followed by Killzone 2. Oh and what did Halo 3 redefine? It was just a good shooter, like COD4, and Killzone 2.
Well, it further built on the party system on Halo 2, which I personally have not seen any party system as good as bungie to this date. COD's is fairly good now as well tho, I still prefer bungie's tho. Also Halo 3's video capture and forge are pretty dam amazing for a console game.
those are just there for players' convenience not really a redefining of the First Person Shooter genre, the just made the game convenient for the players to hop in and play with friends.. and on topic.. I played halo 1, it was great, moved to Halo 2, it was meh.. played halo 3 on a friend's 360, it felt like Halo 2 and since I didn't enjoy Halo 2 that made me feel like Halo 3 wasn't new.. so yea.. not hating on teh game, it's just didn't appeal to me.. I like games that feels like Cod4 and Counter-strike...
i think the whole matchmaking system brought over from halo 2 has redefined the experience of online multiplayer
I am not a big fan of the 360, but I think this is an awesome achievement. Congrats!
1. Vgchartz 2. It got outsold by Wii Fit 3. Since xbots care so much about sales this obviously means Wii Fit is a much better game than Halo (I guess it is the real Halo killer)
So wiifit is also better than anything ever released on the ps3, and going by wiifit sales itll be better than any games released on the ps3 for the rest of the generation.
"rest of the generation." Nope forever. Halo 3 will also outsell anything on PS3....forever.
someones a bit sour that their game doesnt sell as well as Halo 3. If your bitter against sales data, your welcome to take a look at all the most reliable gaming sites and magazines to check out the very high review scores they gave Halo 3.
This is good, if only for the fact that it gives Xbot Butt-Buddies a reason to get up out of bed today. "Yay!!!!! We recieve absolutely no monetary or gratuitous benefits from these sales numbers for Microsoft's games, but we still celebrate like fake F'n sheep all the same. Yay!!!!!" @Blazin I don't NEED a reason to get myself out of bed, because my daily life doesn't revolve around b*tching and moaning that a game for that videogame console in my living room sold more than another game for a different console that I don't own. The sales numbers for PS3 hardware/software do not dictate my life, unlike idiot internet fanboys like you and your a$$ buddy down there right below you.
So what was your reason for getting out of bed it couldn't be the sales of ps3 video games. Cuz that would make you wanna stay in bed. @NegativeCreep427 LOL your posting on a game site. Your no better than anyone else. And let me break it to you, your a fanboy stop dying it. We can all see it.
His reason is trolling lol. I'll be cool and edit my post too. "Yay!!!!! We recieve absolutely no monetary or gratuitous benefits from these sales numbers for Microsoft's games, but we still celebrate like fake F'n sheep all the same. Yay!!!!!" Actually, you indirectly do. Why do you think Bungie/Microsoft made Halo 2? Halo 3? Because they sold well and there was a high demand. Surely your 'daily life' had you learning at least the basic fundamentals of Economics.
Because Blazin unlike what your 12-year old equivalent mind will tell you, there are more than two extremes when it comes to videogame enthusiasts. I lay somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. There are more than just two extremes: The people who have a fading interest for videogames, and the people who treat videogames or a particular console or manufacturer (like Xbots with Microsoft) like it is a F'n theology. Fanboys like you belong more to the second group. I swear if delusional, dense fanboys like you and deadman64 put all that passion and zeal you have for trying to make an opposing game console look bad and redirect it into something that involves your educational/professional prospects, you guys could seriously become high-regarded multi-millionaires one day. But alas, keeping up the Fanboy bullsh*t is what idiots like you two will continue doing.
lol, you should not make such an ignorant comment. I'm sorry what is your major/career? And let's please not forget you started with the original comment - "5 - Halo 3 approaches 10 million sold copies? This is good, if only for the fact that it gives Xbot Butt-Buddies a reason to get up out of bed today." Please don't forget that, because it seems you need to take your own advice.
okay just shut up now.
Your right. Thats my fault. I should have said PS3. Edited.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 12 million Gran Turismo 11 million Final Fantasy VII 10 million Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 10 million Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 9.5 million Gran Turismo 2 9.5 million
Um half of those games werent made or published by sony
10 million+ sold on ps2 doesnt really compare to 10 million 360, as the install bases are vastly different nearly 50% of all 360 owners have bought halo 3, thats just nuts.
That is what is saddening about the #s. The install base is relatively the same as it was last gen so whats really to cheer about. If xbox sells 50million wake me up until then just know that early adopters pro Sony got a 360. After RROD and more games to play got a PS3 and now I'm done with 360. Played the whole halo series back to back on the 360 loved the first one. 2nd one was ok sound annoying and no assault rifle. 3rd more like the 1st weapons wise with add ons. Love the brutes hammer and shot and motorcycle thing and mongoose. Game not all that and a bag but good enough to finish the fight. Nothing like the mystery of Commander keys and the flood. The robot you follow with the flood trying to kill you and the graphics were repetitive but blasting the smart elites and hunters was fresh and cool. halo2 was not so fresh arbitor sword for the win. Halo 3 was.....why the brutes?
to count the multiplats as selling 10 mill? like ppl (mostly ps3 players) would say oh but COD is better than halo 3 multiplayer. u gotta gimme a ps3 exclusive FPS that can outshine halo 3 not a multiplatform game! honestly, ps3 fanboys make it seem like COD is exclusive becuz its the only FPS they play on their ps3!
HOly Siht!!!! Thats alot in only 1 year and like four months and just like deadman said unfortunately no ps3 game besides grand turismo would be able to accomplis this. Its funny how this game sold more on day 1 than killzone2 will sell its entire lifespan.
grand turismo? what happend to MGS 4??? that shoulda hit 10 mill!! i figure the majority of ps3 owners would support a franchise that put them on the map!