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Current Halo 3 Sales Figures : 1.8 Million sold in 8 Hours

In even more Halo 3 related news, initial sales for Master Chief's latest incarnation are coming in, and the Xbox 360 exclusive title has sold through 1.8 million copies during the first 8 hours of release. The break down is 1.5 million sold through pre-orders, with an additional 300,000 copies sold without pre-order

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Arkham3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

Great job! Even accounting for a post-release rebound, I suspect sales will break the 5M unit barrier before Xmas.

MADGameR3564d ago

1.6M to 1.8M is not a huge leap but its a start

Jones Miller3564d ago

...how many Xbox 360 units are gonna ship by the end of the year. Actually how many units were moved because of Halo 3. I bet it´s gonna be more than a lot.

MrFurious3564d ago

That just shows how a ridiculous puppet and marketing efforts can make a simple game turn into million selling game!! Ridiculous... that's it!
This game is a simple old fashioned game.

barom3563d ago

Wonder if it's gonna sell more than WoW:TBC. Was it 2.7 mill in 24 hours?

clownfacemcgee3563d ago

Those are some great numbers. I'm impressed. But at Barom above me, I think WoW:TBC had more of a direct audience. The 360 has been out for a relatively short time, as has all the others, so the market penetration is minimal. The 360 has sold 11.10 million according to VGChartz, whereas WoW:TBC sold 8 million when TBC launched, and almost 100% of those people had the intent to buy the expansion (I bought it a month later). So WoW:TBC had an advantage, because it was an expansion for a game with a hardcore audience (aka addicted). Halo 3 isn't an expansion, so I think it's not fair to compare it to one. You ought to compare those figures to other games, and you'll see that those are some highly impressive numbers.

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CAPS LOCK3564d ago

how many of those did sell x-box 360s?

not trying to flame just asking...

fjtorres3564d ago

When NPD numbers come out.
The answer should be anywhere between 50K and 600K. ;-)

predator3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

very impressive, not even hit Europe yet, should get to 2.5 million by end of week
7 hours till i get my hands on it

P4KY B3564d ago

I'll be one proud owner in 7 hours time.

tehcellownu3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

lets hope so there already some angry halo fans ...There is a lot of people reporting about disk scratches and halo 3 having some major framerate problems..

castdreams3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

Gears of What?

Motojass3564d ago

Everything else aside....this game IS huge