In just under two short weeks the gaming event of 2007 will take place: Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Halo 3 hits the shelves. Halo 3 will launch on September 25, 2007, and this will be a key date for investors that watch video game publishers and sellers alike.
With September 25 falling on a Tuesday you can bet that schools (and tech support departments) around the U.S. are probably going to have record absentees. "I can't come to school today, because I have Arbiter's flu and the Covenant just has me worn out." Sure, certain public beta demos have been out for testing and for introduction for a while, but this game already has recorded 1 million copies in U.S. pre-sales and it's a safe bet that almost every Xbox 360 owner will buy a copy of this game between now and early 2008.