Contrary to what many gamers (fanboys) might think (or force themselves to believe), Halo 3 is the game. Period. Right now, there's no other game with the potential to outsell Bungie's epic conclusion to their trilogy.
What about Barbie's Great adventures series, those games got a huge fan base, millions of 12 year old girls..
Nobody can argue with that.
I will. The girls that are gamers are the ones that reject the barbie socialist ethos. Embracing the independent spirit and freedom to hone their skills in solving puzzles, exploring\saving worlds, shooting badguys and chainsawing aliens.
So yeah, this ain't far off.
I effing LOVE Halo. so polished. So damn near perfect.
Flame away, I don't care. I'm a Bungie Fanboy.
That's $125 million.
$125 million! =O omg!
Looking forward to Crysis a whole lot more then this game... Looks pretty horrible and bland imo and never cared for the series in the first place...
Last I checked the 360 already had far too many shooters this just adds to that...
Tell me, why are you excited for Crysis? Gameplay or graphics?
Edit: Oops, I didn't realize you couldn't respond...
BTW why is N4G being flooded with so many Halo 3 related stories? It seems too soon for this.
That's totally fine, but millions and millions of people will disagree.
Just because a game sells more copies doesn’t make it a better game. I’ve pre-ordered my copy of Halo 3 but after looking at the footage for Crysis I think it would be something I enjoy more.
first its gameplay over graphics, i have hardly ever played Halo1/2 except when i have been drunk/tipsey lol. but i brought Crackdown for Crackdown btw not for the Beta. anyway i went on the beta and i have been really enjoying it. a nice and fast passed team game, so i believe its going to succeed.
The Halo series is SOO F'in sweet!
I can't wait to see what Halo 3 has in store for us!:)
im a little confused by you, do you even have an Xbox 360? as on your profile you have a PS3 gamertag, and also i HAVE seen you make some childish.fanboy comments in the past. not alot but still.
What is this rubbish?
Pokemon D and/or P
Gran Turismo 5
And GTA IV...
Are all bigger than Halo. In that order. They'll all outsell Halo 3.
Wii Play too, but that's just shovelware packed in with an extra controller.
With the way the ps3 is selling for gt 5 to outsell halo it would need to be bought by every single ps3 owner and it still would not outsell halo 3.
I am a fan of halo. The only complaint I ever had with it were the bridgers after you got to about level 32 in slayer. I don't see how bungie is going to remedy this as one box still serves as host, with no dedicated server. If they don't find a solution it will be a big cheat and modfest just as before. I will agree that Halo is probably the best online game in town though.
Desperado. I can admit a game is fun after I play it. I have played many PS games that I enjoy, as well as Xbox games. If you don't beleive me go look at my games on my profile. I just notice that after every positive remark to any Microsoft product you start flaming. How do you know what will outsell Halo 3? Are you a Fortune teller? I predict that the power of the cell processor merged with RSX, has given you the ability to travel through time in 4D.
It's called stealth trolling. The act of pretending to be on one side, but always indirectly insulting said side via weasel words and covert flames (e.g., "My '360 has died seven times! I'm sending it back to get another one, though, because I can't wait to play XXXX!"). Pretty popular on the internet these days, and pretty pitiful too. It's better to just come out and admit who you hate and who you like. Stealthing only makes you look like more of an immature idiot.
fakeboys, as a play on words fanboys, they are fakeboys:) that just another snippet of the world of facts.
i am on my 3rd xbox... but if you look at my profile you will see i have a gamerscore of 6490... 360's do break alot. thats why theres walmart and exchanges.
Halo 2 sold more in one day than GTA did in six. GTA IV will probably ultimately sell more however, in the long run, since it is released on two systems.
I bet more copies will be sold on the 360. Then again, 360 owners will have a lot to choose from around that time period that owners of other systems won't (GTA IV, Halo 3, BioShock, Mass Effect, etc.), so maybe not.
I agree with you. There alot of heavy hitting competition that is coming out in the same time frame as halo. Or at least year. Halo 2 didn`t have competition when it was released. So many games dodged it. But, with the attach rate and games owned per xbox 360 console being high. Developers are releasing there games in the vicinity of halo 3.
I own alot more 360 games then I did on my xbox. And I trade them in less due to their high replay value and additional content.
i'm going to have to agree with ASSASSYN 36o. don't get me wrong, halo3 is going to sell, alot. BUT, theres alot of other stuff coming out as well. this changes the field alot, i mean think about it. its almost no diffrent from when just before the PS3 came out, everyone thought it was going to mow everyone else down, it did'nt. not to say halo could come anywhere near that, i;m just useing that as an example. but the point is, theres alot riding on this game, if the story sucks, its not going to help it (which the story, and the game it self well prob. suck) and the multi player HAS to be incredable.
i have a bad feeling for halo3 for somereason, i dunno why.
Meaning that if you like halo 1 or 2 you will probably like this game. If you didn’t like those you probably won’t like this game. This is how it should be. Bungie knows who their fans are and are catering to them and not just changing stuff around to try to make it what some people think is uber kewl to get "new" fans.
It will get "new" fans as there will be people who had never played either halo before who will try it out. The hype alone will guarantee that but if it had something graphically awesome and a great commercial like Gears (which they may have once everything’s polished) that would greatly help them get the first timers.
I think pretty much everyone that has a 360, doesn’t already dislike Halo or shooters in general will probably pick up a copy although some may wait for a sale. The question is whether this can impress enough to get people that don’t have a 360 to pick it up.
that being said this is quickly turning into the most overhyped title of all time which will in turn dissapoint many since they will be expecting this to be developed by Jesus and Chuck Norris.
"The question is whether this can impress enough to get people that don’t have a 360 to pick it up" Just to answer your question, Ive read alot of comments from employees of Gamestop/EB Games saying, they're getting at least 1 call a day from people that want to preorder Halo3, that don't even own a 360 yet! and are just waiting for the game to come out to purchase a 360!
no question about that.
but the only ppl buying it will be the people that already have a 360 - halo3 wont get ppl to go buy a 360 - and for that this title is a failure.
when xmas rolls around and on the TV at EBgames etc etc..ur gonna see halo3 cartoony - VS killzone 2 graphically superior in everyway...plus heavenlysword - drake - lair....i wonder which system they will grab...
its all about visuals when it comes down to it - and since bluray will win the war - PS3 having it built in just pushes the sale even further
dude, just cool off. your fanboyism is clear like a HD TV. try to be more bias
halo's cool, let it be & let the people decide what they're choosing
I have to disagree if there is a game that sells a system it is halo. Without halo the xbox would have not sold anywhere near ass well.
So, let me get this straight, one of the biggest blockbuster games sold in history, with a two year mulitplayer that is still being played by millions today will not push systems? Wait, and your proof is a few visuals and promisses from Sony that Killzone2, drake, bluray, and a 600 hundred dollar system will over look the sales of Halo3 being a system seller? Listen, I understand your loyal to Sony, but let's not get carried away.
Stop being so pathetic, your fanboyism its so obvious, i know you're always trying to loook for reasons of you owning a ps3, but bashin the 360 doesnt cut it, by the way what makes you think killzone will surpass halo, actually what makes you think it will be the greatest game ever? Have you seen any gameplay??? because if you have please send me the link. Obviously you are aware that the 360 its doing so much better than the ps3 right now, but just get over it instead of making stupid conmments, and im not talking only about this one, but about all the 360 related comments you've posted in this site, get a life loser.
I won't be buying a 360 to play halo 3, simply because i could care less about the single player campaign and I've got Halo 2, It's all about the multi player for me and the graphics on Halo 2 will do fine for the price. I will however buy a 360 when...
a) Microsoft fixes all the hardware issues with their box.
b) When they throw the 65nm chip in there.
I'm also waiting for bioshock, could care less about the other big releases that are coming (for now), and I want some of the older games as well (Gears, Dead Rising, Lost Planet, etc.)
As I've said before, If I owned a 360, I would eventually get Halo 3 but Halo 3 will not make me buy a 360.
We have to remember that Halo3 won't be just a game, it is the game that starts long lasting Halo3 event. Lots of clans / teams etc will form around it, some serious rank fights, events, prizes etc... People get drawn into it one by one. IT WILL BE HUGE! People don't love Halo without a reason.
Of course there a loads of cool games coming up soon, other FPS that even looks better, but Halo is about community, people that play it, people that love it. I have not seen any other franchise that has managed to do it like HALO has.
This game is pure fun.
i agree, the only thing that i am not looking forward to, is the little children playing, screaming down the mic with the high pitched voices and whining when there not winning, as i have heard alot of times about this kinda thing happening with Halo 2 =(
but then again we can just mute them =)
Tons of people love American Idol, but that doesnt make the singers on there great. Speaking in xbox only terms, there are much better games, just with less hype.
Halo doesn't excel in any one area, but what it does is come out well above average in all areas. That formula is a winner though, and they constantly improve on it.
Halo 3 will sell systems.
Enough Halo 3 stories already, damn. No matter how many stories you post or how many times you flame the game or Bungie or the graphics this still will be 1-2 top selling game this year. MAYBE GTA beats it...
Halo is nothing but an overated game................ It sells like a hotcake because as it's been said many times before Xbox fanboys are so elite about there console all they do is try to promote it and they had no others games to play when Xbox was released so they decided to milk this game like no other, that's why the sequel was a fuking joke, there's many better fps out there, RFOM being one, the action beats halos action, Far Crty, Doom 23, Not HL 2, that wasen't that great and many others so there you have it Halo=overated like fuk, i hope Halo 3 is better or it will be the laughing stock of the gamming world just like Ms Xbox 2360 is the laughing stock of the gamming world right now with there red ring of death, they aren't alone, dell have the orange ring of death on there PC's.
Is your grammar indicative of the intellect of the average fanboy?
There are FPSs that do certain things better than Halo, but none that does ALL that Halo does as well.
I agree with you, this guy its a joke
It's really too bad that people can't get down to zero bubbles, eh?
More like The worst 1.
The Halo 3 Beta is allready cooking up a storm against the competition, its not perfect yet, but that is the whole point in a Beta, to test the game, look for glitches in coding, test weapon balance, etc.
Septmeber 25th is gonna be the biggest day in entertianment history.
How a game like Halo can sell millions on one platform (Xbox -> Halo and Halo 2) and then become the "standard" for first person shooters across all platforms? OK, the argument is that Halo is above average on all aspects of a first person shooter. Halo filled a need for Xbox fans at that point in time ... its why it sold millions. So what do you do with the Halo franchise then? I agree with a previous article that Bungie has put them selves into a difficult situation. Satisfying Halo fans versus Halo 2 fans.
Oh ... and MS is not going to be rolling in money. Halo 3 will sell but its not like MS is in extreme profitability right now. You don't roll in the money of the night of the release (125 million + it looks like). You roll in it (if anything left) after covering costs.
"Contrary to what many gamers (fanboys) might think (or force themselves to believe), Halo 3 is the game. Period."
Plain and simple.
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