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10,000 US Retailers to open for Halo midnight launch

More than 10,000 retailers in the United States alone are expected to open their doors at midnight on September 25 to begin selling Halo 3.

One million copies of the game have already been pre-ordered in North America. The company also recently announced pricing for a Halo 3-themed Xbox 360 console.

Halo 2 sold 2.4 million copies and earned up to US 125 million in its first 24 hours on store shelves. Microsoft expects Halo 3's launch to shatter its predecessor's day-one entertainment sales record.

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BIadestarX3632d ago

wow.. this is how you know when a game is big... When was the last time something like this was done for any Playstation game?

tatotiburon3631d ago

the people who are disagree with baldestar or assasin, please tell me wich playstation game had or will have a launch like this?? i really want to know

WilliamRLBaker3631d ago

weither halo 3 will be good or how big it is. Which PS game had over 10,000 stores that will normally stay open till after 12 AM just for halo 3 launch...

Chaos Striker3631d ago

Didn't Final Fantasy 12 have a midnight release party at most of the major Gamestops across the US?

PlayStation3603631d ago

actually it did. I should know, I went to it. However, the gamestop I went to really wasn't a party. More of like, get your game and get out. :P

WilliamRLBaker3631d ago

yes because I was at my local gamestop.
But We're talking about confirmed 10,000 stores will stay open *bestbuy,wal-mart,meijer...ect * just to have a launch part for halo 3.

my local meijer is having one, so is my bestbuy, and my wal-mart. Hell I've seen office depots, and staples geting in small supplies of halo 3 to sell *those are office stores not game stores or tech stores!*

I think xbox live is gonna crash the 25 of sept:) with all the people logging onto one game.
Me and 3 other people at meijer all ready have a halo 3 4 player coop group going.

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the greatest3632d ago (Edited 3631d ago )

you will still be playing halo in 2008
after halo3 there nothing else on 360
hahahahahahaha
(reply) then your a fool
your 360 wont last that long (red rings)haha
a bunch of games are coming out
back too heavenly sword now

toughNAME3632d ago (Edited 3631d ago )

i'd rather be playing halo until 2009 than having to watch movies for 2 years?

my 360's going on 2 years now...another 2 years it will easily handle

ASSASSYN 36o3631d ago

Can you edit your comment up about 4 years. Thx.

Snukadaman3631d ago

on topic....pretty immpressive.

toughNAME3632d ago

It might be controversial to SOME that Halo 3 wont be the greatest game ever

but you cant deny the longevity of this bad boy

4 player co op
best matching system to date
map editor
and almost sure to be incredible story

oh..and..you cant forget..achievements!

feel free to add more if i missed anything..

Daewoodrow3631d ago

I'm a fan of the series, and yes I agree it probably wont be the greatest game i've ever played. But I never approached any of the Halo games with that expectation, i'm really just looking foward to concluding the story. I love the Halo atmosphere, the plot always has me captivated, I think the saved film feature looks brilliant, and both Halo games carry very fond memories for me.

For me, ther ewas never a moment when I wasn't going to buy it! I'll even be buying a new TV soon to get the most out of it.

toughNAME3631d ago

lol i dont know how i forgot the Saved Flim feature

but yeah i agree with you
I'm not going near matchmaking until i complete the campaign..atleast once

Daewoodrow3631d ago (Edited 3631d ago )

I hope there is a midnight launch in England too. They rarely ever do it here, and i'd like to try it just to say I did.

caffman3631d ago

Asda! And I know some hmv's and virgins will be too

MattFoley3631d ago

Its going to be crazy on the streets from 12 am to 3 with all the people haulin ass to get home to play! I wonder how many speeding tickets will be given out?

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