Microsoft's director of entertainment and marketing, Stephen McGill said that the opening week sales of Halo: Reach were 'staggering.'
great news for xbox people!!
Here again people need to realize that 'Sales' are the life blood of the industry. No 'Sales' no games. Studios want to make money and make as much of it as they can, the whole reason for a profitable business to exist. Bigger 'Sales' more money. More money = more games. This isn't hard to understand. This is a great release for 360. Good for them, good for Bungie, good for gamers.
It deserves all the success it is getting. It is the best Xbox 360 game I have ever played.
Great games deserve great sales
I agree. Probably the best shooter game I have ever played.
*knock knock* -Who is there? -Haxs -Haxs who? -nm mind, I got another name now and another account because I am a kid with no life.
NO he is probably an ADULT with no life Moms basement much?
@ Haxs: you obviously came here to hear yourself comment and you don't like Halo, so why don't you just GTFO before you don't have any bubbles left?
YEP So satisfying I only need to play on or two check points at a time then the games comes a calling after I put the controller down. I am surprised that a FPS can be such a thinking man's game. The AI is outstanding. You really get a feeling the space creatures are deadly and only Spartans hold a candle to them. Yesterday I had one more Brute to kill before heading to the Huge gun defending the Pillar of Autumm. The Brute had the deadly gun that shoots green energy rounds that explode and I killed it by making my rounds ricochet off of the supply building.
Yeah this game requires the brain power of a pro Korean SC II player lol /s. Naw all kidding aside it's nice to know the AI is revamped up, Halo 3 annoyed me how ez the campaign was on Legendary, well not EZ, but not challenging enough. I always played Halo for it's multiplayer though. Of course this is MS best-selling exclusive, what other exclusive comes close, besides Halo?
its still hard to tell...but Gears most likely came 'close'...at least considering sell through rate to 360 owner base at that time... I am glad its Bungie still running away with it though...leave when they are on top, in the Seinfeld sense...no better way to do it than that...
I picked up my copy day one, but reading the article, where do they say 'best-selling Xbox exclusive in history' Nobody said that in the article, and it isn't even true yet. Halo 3 is still the best selling Xbox exclusive. Halo Reach is a fantastic game, but do an article on that. Don't make crap up.
"The reception the game has received has been phenomenal. Halo: Reach has proved itself to be the biggest entertainment launch of 2010 and the best-selling Xbox exclusive in history." That's the 4th paragraph. Please read the article more carefully.
that they actually mean that the game is the fastest-selling XBOX exclusive, because we all know that it hasn't surpassed Halo 3's lifetime sales yet. That would be ridiculous.
Its good to see a great Game get some great sales. Bungie put most other Devs to shame when it comes to giving value for money and I reckon ill be playing Reach for a long time yet :)!
Best selling or not. A lot of us are going to be playing Halo: Reach for a loooooooong time to come. Good to see Bungie getting the success they deserve. If you followed the progress of the game over at B.net and Nobleactual, these guys worked HARD to get the game to where it is today.
My god, everyone knows that Halo sales are always huge. This is no surprise. Lets move on from Halo, its already released
I think you need to move on to another account. You already commented 3 times on three accounts on this news story alone. let it go man...
Best Halo Yet
Watch all the trolling haters come out..
all of them? you mean 2 people on 6 accounts. rofl
Reach deserves the acclaim, critically and commercially. It will be a mainstay on the Xbox Live charts for many years to come, I would expect.
By far the best FPS on the 360 and I think it will go on to sell more than halo 3 in time. Every one I know who has a 360 is getting reach and every one I know who has got it have said it is the best Halo they have played and I think it will be number 1 on xbox live for quite a few years yet. Thank you Bungie for 4 very good games ( I know alot of people thought ODST was Rubbish but I thought it was a nice change for the series until reach came out) and for going out on such a high with reach.
Halo 3 is still best-selling Xbox exclusive, but over time this game should surpass it. Halo, Fable, and Gears, where would Xbox be without these franchises. Too bad Bungie is not making the next Halo any more, but MS probably doesn't need them to make a decent Halo game. Counter-Strike is what revolutionised gaming by bringing FPS to the mainstream, but Halo revolutionised FPS on consoles, oh how time passes by.
HAHAHAHHAHA yeah rigth kid Go an play you generic FPS gaylo:bitch
lol ok... Tell me what game brought FPS to the mainstream on consoles? O yeah there's Golden Eye, but I think Halo made it better with the multiplayer. I actually hate Xbox and Halo 3(Funny cuhz Halo 3 is what made me buy a 360), but I appreciate what it did for the FPS genre. People these days are so sensitive... I play most my FPS on a PC, can't wait for Crysis 2, and Rage, o and BTW keep up the trolling lol.
did microsoft again spend more money on marketing than on game production cost?
I have no idea, but the game is awesome, so why does it matter?
no a couple mill or so on marketing so most of the money made on Halo is profit so you can see why MS are so happy, well around 2 - 8 million spent on marketing I'm not sure on that but I think its that low
I love this game, Reach pushed me to purchase a new xbox the other day since my other was broke. Forge, Theater, campaign and multiplayer are awesome!
Well deserved. FANTASTIC product & series
Well out of Halo reach and Cod, It would have to be halo for me.
This not the best game u guys just like to ride bungies cock now they r with a money making team they gonna milk ur money again.
so it's not the biggest game in the universe anymore?
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