Major Nelson has just announced that Halo Reach has generated a record-setting $200 million in day one sales.
No surprise here though
i imagine her mother facepalming every time she sees her daughter on tv
we in a gad dang recession
its a god dang recession
El Jugador you do or you wouldnt be in here acting all butt hurt
I wish games better than Halo: Reach would recieve as much sales. Didn't say Halo is bad now, did I? I only said there are better games. And yeah I got the game, so noone thinks 'mimimi but you didn't even play it!!'.
its a stupid comment that's why, in your opinion there are better games than halo which is fine, but not everyone agrees with that statement. @kaveti6616 Yup I don't understand how SONY can invest 50-60 million in the production of a game but not invest appropriately in marketing they have enough money to do it. promote promote promote your damn game it will only help with sales.
If the publishers who publish said games don't support it with enough advertising, it's their own fault that these better games don't sell. I agree there are better games out there, but Halo Reach is a very excellent value and Microsoft at least takes enough care of it in the ad department to ensure that it sells well. I blame Sony for not advertising Uncharted 2 as well, or even Killzone 2, or even God of War 3. Those Kevin Butler commercials show some guy or KB playing the games far off in the distance, rather than just showing the gameplay footage. Marketing means better sells. If Sony doesn't want to bother it's their own damn fault. Uncharted 2 didn't cost too much money to make. It cost maybe 20 million. So Sony could have had a good deal of money for advertising.
kaveti6616 those games sold extremely well for games that are average at best.
Damn, only 200 million? Didn't MW2 make 1 billion in a day? I was hoping for Reach to surpass it. But, MW2 is on multiple platforms so, it makes sense.
Are you being funny or are you really retarded to have believed MW2 made 1 billion dollars in 1 day?! It hasn't even generated 1 billion in revenue it its lifetime!!!
MW2 did $310Mil for 1 day sales (worldwide) after 5 days it had earned $550Mil.
And MW2 was across 3 platforms, Halo's only on one.
Haven't played this yet, but plan on it. Can't wait to see what Bungie comes up with next. You gotta think the pressure to deliver something of Halo's caliber is gonna be fierce.
lol...j/k. That's amazing. But seriously ... they probably havent broken even yet ....
I bet they have. Bungie isn't THAT large of a studio. MW2 took 52 mil to make with many more hands working on it, over a two year period. Id be surprised if Reach's expenses surpassed that. For example, Gears of War 2 was created on an 8mil budget. Although, thats not calculating advertising... so, lol, maybe you're right.
GREAT SCOTT!! 200 million in one day?? come on SONY!!
Great game so far.
hmm wonder if that covered the advertising costs..but really good showing(as expected).
As a member of the media community I can guarantee the advertising budget was no more than $25-30MM....so they made their money back and some
considering they spent over 100 million to advertise Halo 3 and I heard it was even more for Reach I'm a bit skeptical of only 25-30 million as you said.
sorry got some weird numbers there, Halo 3 marketing was something like 40 million, my mistake.
wow, massive sales for a single day.. I've definitely got to go and give this game a crack.
sold 3 + million day 1. I love the game so wont hate on it like mw 2
I'm enjoying it.
Why can't gamers support other amazing titles like this (UC2, ME2, I'm looking at you guys!) as well?
some cant handle anything having success than the item they love, its called "blind loyalty"
its called gaming. Halo has that perfected. ITS SO MUCH FUN. Been playing all day and night !
It's called buying games that you like. It's not very complicated, just because we think that UC2 and ME2 are great games doesn't mean that other people feel the same or should have to.
some of you read my comment wrong? I love HALO, this was to the people "not" liking HALO Because its not on their system they hate the success of it because of having blind loyalty to one system or the other
what are you talking about? Halo is just selling cause its a flagship title.... in terms of sales you cant be serious about comparing the two different market holds. Mass Effect 2 isnt a flagship title nor is Uncharted 2. Having said that, both games are blockbusters, ME2 (possible 2010 GOTY) and Uncharted 2 (which gathered the most awards for a game)... Both games have sold over 3 million. While Nintendo has Mario, and the 360 has Halo.. SONY doesnt have a mascot to look at.. at one time it was crash, then jak.. now there really isnt a face to SONY, just an array of AAA first party exclusives that push the platform. again taking nothing away from HALO sales, but please dont bash other titles that dont have the same stronghold.
First off, I'm not BASHING anything. I love ME2, I love UC2, and I think Bungie deserves their success with Halo as they're a great dev team. I'm just amazed that CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED and amazing titles can't see this same level of success after all the hard work that goes into them. It's just odd to me, no fanboyism, detracting from Halo, UC2, or ME2 intended. Chill.
well its microsofts baby pretty much the only ip they own and who else has enough cash to make sure everybody and their mom knows halo is coming out. i mean i seen halo commercials on almost every channel i watch espn local channels cartoon network and many others it was kinda sickening
That's 3 million sales in one day. Those games have reached those sales, not in day one but as long as they reach that it's still good.
they don't have as much replayability. ME2 got high reviews for its story!! I have the game though I haven't fully played it yet. But a lot of the gameplay is weak in some areas.If it wasn't for the story it would be in the mid 70s for sure. UC just feels generic. It plays fine but nothing outside the story and cutscenes is its own feeling. ND wanted a movie like game and they got one. Problem is people don't watch movies back to back like they can play Mplayer. Halo has a totally different play style compared to other shooters. Cod has its style as does BFBC2. Thats also why they are the 3 biggest.
Halo appeals to more people. Those games dont offer the same amount of game modes for multiplayer/co-op/split-screen . Not to mention FPS are pretty popular today and HALO has been around for 6 more years, and one more console gen, than uncharted or Mass effect. Both of the games you mention sold great even of not as much as halo. I got them all on day one, so I did my part. I dont think you can really expect games to gain the same fanbase as halo has in only 3 years since the first in those series.
Some games just have that certain X factor. When you do something very well, usually it's successful. It's not like Bungie isn't deservant of this success.
not surprising it is halo and the last one from bungie so it will do huge business till around january id say
Ahhh Reach has made reminded why I own a 360 again. Loving it so far.
So you forgot for the last 3 years?
well deserved, much love for Bungie
So in 4 more days they can rent out the Staples center!! :-)
its that simple
guys i need some help. every article keeps talking about halo reach sales and dollars can someone tell me how to play them please ?as much as i look and try i cant figure out how to play sales and dollar amount...!!!! do i have to unlock it or what "scratches head" i still cant play sales nobody will freakn tell me how
You don't have to play the sales, but the sales mean there are tons of people playing an amazing game. Sorry that you aren't experiencing it.
That is one of the top studios, so great for them to have success
they use this money to release the xbox 720 early....spring 2011 would be sweet....like right with gears 3...that would be so freaking sweet...release the 720 with all games running true 1080p and 4x minimum anti-aliasing.....60fps....or you could play on what we have now, sub-hd...tons of jaggies and 20-30 frames per second, the 720 would play all current 360 games and cost 529.99, built in wifi, bluray and 250gb storage, triple the ram and a 1gb video card like a gtx285.....fukin sweet!!! On topic, having fun with reach, campaign is pretty stupid, but multiplayer freakin rocks...they really should have left out the trees in a lot of maps...they look like fucking shit!!! Seriously 1999 trees there, ghost recon og on pc looking trees. Graphics wise a small step up from halo 3 and that waste of money odst.... Muliplayer matchmaking takes way to fucking long.
i still cant find out how to play sales guys "scratches head/"....ugh "gives self face palm" i guess ill never know
Whats more sad? The fact that people play sales? or the fact that more people play sales than Killzone 2 online?
The sad thing is playing sales
And how much did it cost to make the game? I'm gonna guess about 10-15m
at most i'd say maybe 8 million to make...MAYBE. would be interesting to know. gears 2 i think was around 8 million. gears one was i think around 10 million. halo= huge money maker trust me.
Im not surprised at the 1st day sales its a great game even tho I was a little dissapointed with the ending of the campaign but infection and team slayer is good times.
This is a win for all gamers. Developers will see how much money a game can make if enough polish is put in. Halo Reach is combat perfected and the best shooter this gen. Can't wait to see the next generation of games that will bring Halo Reach to shame. :)
Holy cow.... I'm impressed
now can i have my bonus check now since sales matter to me so much...
Off subject but they need to fix the damn betrayal system! I killed 2 team mates earlier today by accident and I got kicked. No biggie! I apologized after each time. You start throwing plasmas in a tight corner and it's bound to happen. Now I was just playing 10 min ago and this player on our team wasn't even playing. Naturally they spawn me right behind him so I wait 20 seconds to make sure no one is last second behind the controls, then I pistol whip him till he dies and I get kicked out of the game! WTF is that? Even worst, I was leading scorer on my team( we were getting worked) !
started on the campaign and i am loving it so far. it really reminds me of halo one. love the open battles so far, i just completed a night mission where u begin with a sniper and i was like damn the memories :) bungie really listened to their fans. halo 2's campaign sucked in my opinion, and halo 3 was only OK in my opinion, so far this game to me is as fun as halo on xbox orig. this game also looks great, so well done there too! i played the beta so i haven't jumped into multiplayer yet, but with the amount of polish so far, and the obvious devotion to listening to the fans of the series, bungie deserves all the success they get with this. lol makes my 53 dollars seem so shitty. wow 200 million.... but i will be playing this game for a very long time to come. when i think about selling my 360, and decide nah i'll hang onto it a while longer, it's games like these that make me glad i did, but damn trying to support 2 consoles is hard and expensive.............. i hope that MS can see that supporting the hardcore does pay off, and keep bringing out games for "my kind" to play. again congrats to bungie peace
Love it or hate it... Halo is a system seller
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