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Analyst: Halo 3 To Quickly Push $200 Million In Sales

Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian forecasts in an investor note that sales of Halo 3 to "quickly reach $200 million including preorders and initial retail sales" (see Alternate Sources) and become "one of the largest and most successful product launches in digital entertainment."

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Evil0Angel3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

a game coast 60$ while movie ticket coast 8$
but...but...it.. overhyped
but...but...mouse and keyboard is better
but..blah blah

BURN...BURN IN YOUR HATE

THE_JUDGE3513d ago

they have spent way too much on the advertising for this game. Anyone who even is mildly interested in the series knows when its coming out. A little over kill in my opinion.

fjtorres3513d ago

...don't turn on your TV Sept 25-26... ;-)
You ain't seen nothing yet.
What MS is trying to orchestrate is a STAR WARS kinda free media campaign where the news channels and magazines promote the product for free because the release itself is news.
Kinda like those folks that are famous for being famous?
MS wants people to talk about Halo because people are talking about Halo so that even the people that hate Halo will be promoting it. ;-)
In other words: if you hate MS and hate Halo, your only way of *not* helping promote Halo is to say nothing. :-D

IQUITN4G3513d ago

MS don't care so much about the profit of Halo3, rather how much interest it generates for the 360 - and that's rather a lot.Anyway it's not as if MS are short of a bob and 200 mil is pocket change to them.Ms are looking at the bigger picture here, so this will be good news for them.

THE_JUDGE3513d ago

thus far into the console race the 360 has been slowing down compared to last years numbers and this is without a doubt the biggest game for the system. If this doesn't move systems than the game was useless, everyone who like Halo most likely already has the system. MS already know the game will sell to those who have the system but will it sell systems to those who don't have it? Moving systems is where the profit pays and justification for the huge advertisement budget come in. IMO they are over doing it and have alreay sold the game to those who want it.

DrRage773513d ago

i would love for you to come back on this forum after Halo3 launches and sales figures are released for september/october and see just how much of an impact Halo3 has on hardware sales....i will bet you anything that consoles sales jump significantly at the end of september/early october.

and no, not everyone that wants halo has an xbox360...if you know anything about the userbase of the original xbox, then you would know that there are alot of people that have not bought a 360 because they have been waiting for the next halo game to come out....you'll see for yourself on september 25th.....

THE_JUDGE3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

and I stand by my words. I don't think that Halo 3 will sell a significant number of consoles. The game itself will sell plenty just not plenty of systems. As for the userbase for the oringinal xbox, if they don't sell 10 million systems based on this game then they have lost about of their userbase. Halo pretty much sold the original xbox and is without a doubt the flagship title for the 360. This title will be a failure in a way if it doesn't move a significant amount of systems. Just my opinion.

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FordGTGuy3513d ago

is going to be one hell of a money maker.

DrRage773513d ago

i laughed my a$$ off when i saw that someone actually disagreed with your statement...umm, so who is the dumba$$ that thinks Halo3 is not going to make a lot of money??? Halo3 will generate more money then the top 3 games COMBINED for the ps3 this year.....flame on! lol

GodofPeace3513d ago

200 Million won't cover 1 billion AHAHA!!!! no profits yet but keep trying

Hugh Hefner3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

Go hide from wherever you came from

iNcRiMiNaTi3513d ago

"one of the largest and most successful product launches in digital entertainment."

jay33513d ago

We don't care how much money Microsoft makes. It's not our money. The only time i'll care is when the good games stop coming...

And i gotta tell you, i don't give a flying F*ck.

jay33513d ago

We don't care how much money Microsoft makes. It's not our money. The only time i'll care is when the good games stop coming...

And i gotta tell you, i don't give a flying F*ck.

GodofPeace3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

Ya'll are just mad because I speak the truth. MS gaming Department is a big Void in MS. MS should first fix Vista and their bugs instead of their gaming System because MS is known for their OS. Fix that then talk about games.

FordGTGuy3513d ago

Welcome to my ignore list Ar-Tard.

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Honeal2g3513d ago

and then they go and sell like 8 million copies....?? numbers dont lie ....

ItsDubC3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

So the Wii can't really be that bad then.

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