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.