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'Halo 3' to kill Spider-Man

Individual players fight to save the universe, pushing video game sales to record levels and leaving box office heroes in the dust.

This year, the biggest retail launch in entertainment history is expected to bring in an estimated $155 million.

It's not the latest "High School Musical" album from Disney and not the "Spider-Man 3" DVD.

It's a video game.

This year's top-grossing film and soundtrack are expected to bring in hundreds of millions - but it's still small potatoes compared to what's expected for "Halo 3" when it's released Tuesday, Sept. 25 for the Xbox 360.

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toughNAME3419d ago (Edited 3419d ago )

chief's gunna tea bag the hell out of spidey

nasim3419d ago Show
eLiNeS3419d ago (Edited 3419d ago )

don't give him the time a day. He has a huge PS3 up his @$$ and no friends to help pull it out, so he takes it out on the 360 section.

Thanks in advance!

@BloodySinner - Report SPAM, take (__)'s, add to Ignore all work wonders.

BloodySinner3419d ago

I rather not ignore his comments. I just report them as SPAM.

Xi3419d ago

If the xbox is "dead" in the uk and japan what does that make the ps3, when in the uk the 360 out sells it with a large enough margin to make up for japan.

Must suck you hate your console so much you keep posting the same thing over and over again because you made the wrong decision, if you really like your console you should try playing games on it... instead of trying to make it look good.

secret3418d ago (Edited 3418d ago )

I always knew that xbox people were bad people, but to celebrate the plot and anticipation to murder a hero Spiderman only proves that MS is a villain. Next up, Superman. Then the Fantastic Four...is a sad day that we've confirmed who the xbots and MS group are -- Evil Villains, not superheroes, not truth, justice, and the american way. Immoral, unethical...

They anticipate to murder a Superhero. They are villains.

Peter Parker is the good guy...xbots are the bad guys...

toughNAME3418d ago

looks like you and Madden are battling it out for stupidest comment of the month

btw..whos disagreeing with my first post?? lol its more a joke than anything

JsonHenry3418d ago

I didnt care for the last two Halo games, but even I am looking forward to the conclusion of the story (there better be one!!!) and the multiplayer seems like it will hold me over until Unreal 2008 hits shelves.

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The Chief of Mjolnir3419d ago

Spider man, prepare for ownage. And some "Noob" screaming.

secret3418d ago

I always knew that xbox people were bad people, but to celebrate the plot and anticipation to murder a hero Spiderman only proves that they're Villains. Next up, Superman. Then the Fantastic Four...is a sad day that we've confirmed who the xbots and MS group are -- Evil Villains, not superheroes, not truth, justice, and the american way. Immoral, unethical...

They anticipate to murder a Superhero. They are villains.

Peter Parker is the good guy...xbots are the bad guys...

FirstknighT3419d ago (Edited 3419d ago )

Halo 3 will easily be the #1 money grossing product in all of entertainment. Nothing has a chance.

*edit* Yes I meant 2007.

Adamalicious3419d ago (Edited 3419d ago )

Assuming you mean this year:

What about Harry Potter? Between book 7 and movie 5 I think they've got it all locked up. In the US alone first day book sales were over $250 million, First DAY.

EDIT: Following up; Order Of The Phoenix US Box office so far (it's still in theaters) $286,825,495

We're looking at easily over half a billion well before the end of the year.

This article is saying "the biggest retail launch in entertainment history" is Halo 3? Deathly Hallows sold 8.3 million copies in the first 24 hours in the US!

eLiNeS3419d ago (Edited 3419d ago )

I took these two pictures and photoshopped them together

http://www.cavalierdaily.co...

http://videogamecentral.com...

HyperBear3418d ago (Edited 3418d ago )

I agree that Harry Potter did make the most money out of anything released this year with its 7th book. But the question now is, do you really classify reading as a form of entertainment. I mean, when you think of entertainment, do you think about video games, movies, music, television, even Live Drama, etc., or do you think about it as reading, art, writing, etc?. See they could be both right. Some ppl find books and writing and art a form of entertainment, but to the public eye, im pretty sure entertainment means something to do with electricity to power something up on, and then either watching, or playing or listening. So in a sense, yeah, Halo 3 wont be as big of a first day sale compared to Harry Potter, but as far as the entertainment industry goes, Halo 3 will be the biggest launch this year, for sales and for a kick-ass game.

secret3418d ago

I always knew that xbox people were bad people, but to celebrate the plot and anticipation to murder a hero Spiderman only proves that they're Villains. Next up, Superman. Then the Fantastic Four...is a sad day that we've confirmed who the xbots and MS group are -- Evil Villains, not superheroes, not truth, justice, and the american way. Immoral, unethical...

They anticipate to murder a Superhero. They are villains.

Peter Parker is the good guy...xbots are the bad guys...

I can't believe I've been buying shares of Microsoft stock since High School...how I've been fooled.

Cat3418d ago

uh, yeah, reading is entertainment (i suppose an argument could be made against the reference docs of the world).

maybe you're doing it wrong? ;)

eLiNeS3418d ago (Edited 3418d ago )

my Mom took the two pictures and photoshopped them together. It was my idea!

I can believe I got two Disagrees for my comment up above. Some peoples children

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Bloodmask3419d ago

When it can gross as much money as a major motion picture can on it's release weekend. Gaming is becoming a bigger part of the entertainment market.

It's kind of funny to think back to the old SNES days when games consoles were viewed as toys.

mccomber3419d ago

to how big this little "hobby" so many of us have enjoyed for years is getting. And I've gotta admit, a tiny bit of those millions is mine.

Xi3419d ago

Halo vs Spiderman:Ultimate showdown.

secret3418d ago

I always knew that xbox people were bad people, but to celebrate the plot and anticipation to murder a hero Spiderman only proves that they're Villains. Next up, Superman. Then the Fantastic Four...is a sad day that we've confirmed who the xbots and MS group are -- Evil Villains, not superheroes, not truth, justice, and the american way. Immoral, unethical...

They anticipate to murder a Superhero. They are villains.

Peter Parker is the good guy...xbots are the bad guys...

secret3418d ago

Who is the good guy and who is the bad guy?