We all knew Halo 3 was gonna sell big... but how big? Apparently, $170 million... in the US only! That's right, it made more than that worldwide. Press release is at G4TV.com
Wonder how high it will be once they add up all the sales from first day release of other countries.
DAMN halo 3 is deadly
3 halo 3 packages average $85 $170 million divided by $85 is=2million copies Spiderman 3=$11 a ticket $160 million box office weekend divided by 11=14+million tickets sold Being able to shut deadbox360 fanboys the fuk up!=PRICELESS Microsoft only people that are disinformed go with your console and your stupid made up stories.U can say im a fanboy ,however the facts talk for themselves.PLAYSTATION 3 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!
Halo sold 170 million in one day not a weekend which is two days
Your a fukin idiot.If they sold 2million on day one (1.7million were preorders),how do u think they r going to sell more than 14 million in 1 more day.Thats why i hate these freaking deadbox360 fanboys!they just say the most stupid things.
go troll somewhere else. halo3 was predicted to sell very well and this is proof alone. i'm not one to compare both forms of entertainment but it's clear they are looking at the overall revenue from cost to consumer as opposed to cost of product. 170mil is impressive to say the least. the game is great, not my cup of tea but definitely great and worth the $60 easy which will also move systems. has your ps3 had any title like this yet? oh thats right... you're still playing the waiting game
so is this a gold mine or diamond mine???? i bet studio execs are desperately trying to put up gaming developper and publisher companies about now since it is more profitable than the movie industry. Since u have actors who demand lots of money, plus advertising and all, the gaming industry has become more profitable than the movie industry.
Flame war to begun soon as SONY FAN BOYS read this. Numbers don't lie, but I'm sure the SONY FAN BOYS will figure out away to down play the sales figures.
It includes all Halo 3 Limited Edition scratched disks..Halo 3 sold the same amount as Halo 2, then their nothing to be surprise at all..
for all things Halo Burger King Cups T-shirts Tatto's oh wait no need to wait for that
There were slurpee cups availible at 7-11 about a month before launch. there were 3 in the collection(I got all 3). not big on Halo but as a gamer I gotta respect Bungie for developing a game that put pressure in the industry to try and recreate on that success. Don't like Halo dont like Microsoft, but hats-off to Bungie they give fans what they want and it shows.
Halo 3 games? Legendary Edition, Controllers, do they count the XBOX 360 Halo edition console?
Lighting don't try to make excuses for the numbers you know damn well its just the game. Maybe all editions of the game but the game.
standard, legendary and collectors....
if that doesn't fast track a halo movie, i don't know what will. the article is indicating it's just the games.
im sure it will sell 360's but im still waiting on Mass Effect to get my 360 and even then i might wait till the new year by then they will have alot of exclusives i will want to play peace
That is impressive!!!
everyone knows halos will sell like mad, im not sure why gamers now seem to care so much about numbers, as long as me and my mates got a game i couldnt care if it sold 50,000 or 5,000,000! i just wonder how many 'trade ins' theres gonna be in a month or two!
After 3 years, Halo 2 is STILL the most played game on xBox Live. Halo 3 with its co-op campaign and forge give the game infinite replayability, something no other game (I can think of) has.
Exciting times for real gamers! How can you not be excited about this if you are a real gamer??? The gamestop in San Francisco looked like a freaking MTV music awards event. Live bands, skylights, media...No other video game in history has brought this much buzz. Not Final Fantasy, Not MGS, Not Zelda, and Not Metroid. Those are good games but Halo has reached the mainstream. Non gamers know who Master Chief is. And that is a rare accomplishment.
Why do we need to care about non-gamers ?
are pc gamers, sorry but these gamers dont complain as much about price of their hardware.
Not to try and downplay you, but way more people know who a little fat plumber by the name of Mario is. Master Chief is a true icon to the gaming culture and so is the game's name, HALO. But outside of gaming circles nobody knows who Master Chief is. Mario hit a stride a long time ago and now Moms, Dads and even grandparent know who Mario is.
I agree but I could no longer afford all the upgrades I would need in order to play the latest PC games so I went with the next best thing; PS3
I am pretty sure its called advertisement, and it costs money, im sure if any game wanted to be known by the mainstream and they had enough money, they could do it. Halo 3 was hyped, paid, and displayed at every corner you turn. The game itself did not make it well known the advertisement did. MORE IMPORTANTLY your pathetic for calling people FAKE gamers for not being excited about this. Every post you make you call people who are not down with halo non gamers. Thats like saying hey person who plays everything but FPS shooters, because you dont, you dont game. Halo is not for some people but they are still gamers, so get off your HALO horse for 2 secs and respect other peoples opinions.
Say how many copies it sold and how many consoles it sold. Nobody cares how much money Microsoft is reporting it earned. Just get to the point. Halo 3 makes 170 million?? Not what people really want to know.
going into it just kickin and screamin, aren't ya?
"Nobody cares how much money Microsoft is reporting it earned. " "Halo 3 makes 170 million?? Not what people really want to know." eeehh?? Thats kinda the whole point of the 24hr sales numbers. The entire entertainment industry is looking on to how much money a game can make. If life went by you're statement and no one cared about money and money earned this world would be totally different. By companies seeing those numbers they thing "WOW games can make large profit" or "Oh maybe we should make that movie" You're statement is simple a fanboy comment.
I wanted to know. I'm no fanboy, I just wanted to know. Genuine curiosity.
can't wait for Mass Effect. It is good to see games like Gears of War and Bioshock selling well and getting awards. New IP for the media. but any who.... as for this news... it's a given.. =)
imagine all theses numbers on half the owners of the original xbox. truly impressive. Congratulation to bungie and the team; they went out with a bang. Proving halo is indeed a phenomenon.
becuz I want better games and devs need money to do that... hope other games get enough hype and advertising . .. for sure HALO isnt best game or even a revolutionary game.. its just a good game.. but we had few good games every year may be.. less than 10 .. or 15.. for second time : Im so happy to hear that.. good games make money( with Hype and good advertising like this one) and money makes more good games (with good managment and good devs) hope to see sth new from Bungie .. and hope see another record in VIDEO game industry soon..
All these review sites are going toe give a lower score to ut3 when it comes out. It is simply a better engineered multiplayer game. And its the closes thing to real fps'ser because it allows you to use the mouse and kb
Nintendo, Sony, Sega, Microsoft, should all be celebrating...look how far our games have come!...look what gaming is today...and if it wasn't for the Marios, Lara Crofts, Final Fantasy's...Playstation, NES, what have you...Halo 3 is a product of that momentum and excellence...this is a victory for everyone...and anyone who is a gamer should be proud...
Well said!!! This is truly an eye opener for the industry as a whole. But no matter how much a game makes, bussiness's will always look at our passion as somthing that is meant for kids. Great thing how a kid thing can make you so much money. This is a great time for the industry, MS better buy everybody at Bungie a big ol' lobster dinner on a private yacht.
Agreed. I don't care much about Halo 3, but it is very interesting to see a videogame as the top 1. entertainment product.
awesome. I finished the single player campaign midnight yesterday and personally it put a very satisfying end to everything and the whole ride was fun as hell. There was one level towards the end that is so much fun but easy to make terrible mistakes, I died like crazy(91 times for that level) but I still wanted to finish it as I was having a great time blasting my way through. The ending will give Bungie the freedom to create Halo 4 in a different time, thereby changing a lot of things, I imagine it will still be something to do with the Forerunners and their Halos but they can freely decide how things in that universe change with time(maybe the coming of another alien species, it will be great if there were space battles). Feel free to disagree as this is just my personal opinion. Also I am not going to waste my time with Halo haters.  Since my comment is full of positives let me throw in some negatives that are far outweighed by the positives ((Spoiler Alert)) 1. Arbiter doesn't always fight well, but it is compensated by him never dying, you will have wait a little and shoot from behind some cover. 3. there is one particular level where the drivers(warthog) are just stupid, get a ghost or a scorpion. 2. the level just before the end with the flood is boring if you fight every single enemy, solution: just run through it, kill only if you must. This way story progresses at a steady pace and it wont be boring as you will be done with the whole level in 25-35 minutes(on heroic). That is 1/24th of the whole game.
Pretty impressive, though I don't think it will make as much in the long run as the big blockbuster movies. Still, hopefully this will do something to change the mind of the fatass Roger Ebert and his videogames as being lower than film mentality. WTF Ebert? Halo 3 beat out the movies for this one day record.
if you really look at the numbers...its gonna do pretty well compared to some blockbuster movies but not the really heavy hitters. Looking at Spider-Man 3, according to a Wikipedia search. It's done $890,467,037 worldwide. *Note: Updated September 20, 2007 http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... But you compare it to this weekends launch of Resident Evil Extinction which was highest in US for movie box office at $23 million. Halo3 crushed that. So, its looking like in the long run a true block buster movie will do better. But I think we can expect Halo3 to compare favorably to the lower end blockbuster movies for sure, and for life time sales...its gonna hold its own.
The cheapest you can get the game for is around $60, I know there are more expensive versions (LE) and so on but, I'm not sure about my Math, for $170m to have been made in the US alone means around 2.8m people bought the game at that price of around $60, minimum. That's almost half of the installed based in America only. All buying the same game on the same day.
Which means it is complete nonsense. Yes...Halo is a huge game and has probably broken records but there are NO reporting channels set up to track sales on a one day basis...it is extrapolation.
Microsoft just released a stat saying they've recorded 1million people have logged onto Halo 3. So what are the other 1.5-2million doing? Staring at the packaging?
They might be playing it offline ;)
They say U.S. only like there's actually other places it's going to sell. Believe it or not, Asia hates the 360 in general, and Europe...Well they're probably into some FIFA and PES right now. You can have your day though Microsoft, I'm sure you'll need it since you'll never have another one again. :P
That is indeed a good point...since when was gaming supposed to appeal to the broad public? Hell, it did it last gen! Total console sales last gen alone was close to 200M if I'm not mistakened...that's already huge, no need to get more ppl into gaming than that, lol Besides, whats the point of someone knowing who MC is, or who Mario is? As far as I know, games never needed to be recognized by someone who can't tell an FPS apart from a RPG... Different points of view I guess...good on Halo though, proof that a huge, well oiled hype machine actually helps a game's sales by a ton.
Bungie's Halo 3 stats: http://www.bungie.net/defau... Halo 3 Players Online: 194,245 Unique Players (Last 24 Hours): 1,395,101 Matches Logged (Last 24 Hours): 4,926,237 UNSC Campaign Kill Count: 516,214,984
The real thing people want to see is the NPD breakdown for September and October. Not how much money Halo 3 products generated. That other article that says that Halo 3 alone might of pushed 300k XBOX 360's in a month. Well atleast that article is on the right track on what people really want to know.
cannot release there own numbers and if you are eager to learn about the monthly sales, why are you even responding here, since it is not NPD day? A new game is coming out, not a console. the game is the star, the 360 is the co-star. So we would like to know, just like how the movie Spiderman did if it did break a record for one day.
You're argument is so invalid. You're turning a post about how much money halo3 made in 24hours in a console war. I guess you're to young to understand the concept that MONEY is a good thing. When a game makes a VERY VERY large sum of money its a really good thing for all gamers not just the 360. Seeing that a game can make more money then a move gives other publishers and developers more incentive to give games larger funding. You thinking it doesn't matter and continuing to try and turn this news into a console war is idiotic. The entertainment industry cares more about how much money Halo3 made then how many consoles it sold. You are just being a fanboy trying to turn it into a flamewar and cannot comprehend what this news actually means. You are just upset because no PS3 title has or ever will sale as much as a 360 game.
when those NPD numbers come in to show that all this is more than true and the PS3 got knocked the f**ck out?
Why are you in ALL the Halo 3 news? posting comments if you hate Halo so much or the 360? am just asking cause I come to this site to check up on news and some times read some comments, but in every halo news or in any good 360 news, there you are just plan hating. Along with all the same kids that come on here trying to spin good news.
This is a total lie! Its just not possible. If you believe this then you lack a brain. Then again since your xbots you will believe it...
already assuming how much money they think the movie is gonna make. All added up.
PS3 Trolls/Fanboys continue to make cheap excuses about this news. The fact remains Halo2 sold 125 million or around and that was just the game and game alone. It is perfectly understandable that halo3 which cost MORE and is hyped to hell and back will out sale it. Go ahead stick you're heads in the sand and wait.. You will be waiting a long time. There will not be another game that will sale so good in 24hrs for a long time not on the PS3 and probably not on the 360. So feel free fanboys to deny the truth and substitute you're own. But remember the truth will set you free!!! aahh what am i kidding you're freaking fanboys you are all probably 12.
@Lightning... Sour grapes? Jeez, man, you can't even admit that this is a unique and incredible phenomenon...that this brings attention not just to the 360 and Microsoft... ...but also to GAMING in GENERAL. This is GOOD for the industry, regardless of who benefits from it. Just like the Wii, which has brought the casual gamer into the fold. More and more people are seeing gaming as more than a niche genre, more than geeks playing in their parent's basements...and with Halo 3 seeing massive media coverage, it will only help expand the scope of the gaming audience, and its acceptance into general society. You don't have to LIKE THE GAME...you don't have to like the SYSTEM, or MS, or ANYTHING that has to do with Halo or MS in general... But STOP trolling and bringing down PS3 fans, this site, and gamers in general.
both of you are flaming idiots.... do the math... they had preordered about 1.7 million, you figure another 4 to 500,000 copies sold, you multiply that by average copy being sold at $80 (70, 80, and 130 editions) and there you have it. Kz2 should sell about 1/10 of that on day one if they are lucky.
MSFT told the world durring the launch gathering in NYC saying Halo was going to be the FF of the Xbox they also said don't worry about the future lineups for the 360. Halo doesn't have just hardcore gamers in its fanbase it turns non-gamers and casuals gamers hardcore thats why its so great simple and fun at heart with next-gen builds. Xbox is the evolution of Arcade gaming and MSFT has put the Arcade in our homes. You dissagreeing doesn't change the fact Halo draws unusual mix of demographics.
Very, very, VERY impressive. I will not resort to any fanboyish comments towards the competition; rather, I will simply enjoy the game.
HaHa! kumbaya my lord, kumbaya
of what console you prefer this is good news for us all. Higher sales = bigger budgets = better games.
Why do you do this man turn on you console and enjoy it. Man its a good thing people figure you're pretty young because no one in the history of this site has kept all their bubbles with your level of malice, its the only resaon you have them I say fire up your console and forget about the 360.
damn damn damn. Eat it sony fanboys. You can cry all you want, Halo PWNS
Why dont you go F yourself you retard.
cheatmaster...like I said before you an idiot, but your probably like 10 years old so putting sonyfans in a catagory of fanboys as stupid as you would be insulting the sony fanboys.
well calculating it with tax, it sold roughly 2.5 mil copies, that is assuming everyone bought the standard with tax, but if you consider taxes and people woh bought other editions of that game i say roughly around 2.1 mil copies MAX.In united states. Just an educated guess nothing more. I used this formula. 59.99x1.14 = 68 A copy of the standard edition. 170000000(170mil) divided by 68 =2.5 million. but including other editions i imagine it begin much lower but still in the 2 mil range.
could be a while before somthing tops it, maybe even years.
All that Sony Balogne talk about MS putting all their 'marbles' in the Halo franchise just got nullified. Though MS did with the old xbox, they didn't with 360...but it still obviosly paid off! Sony's putting all it's marbles into BluRay. Did that pay off? Halo NO! Nothing you could put in a bluray has sold better than Halo 3!
whatever bungie decides to do next will probably be set in the Halo universe, and you know its going to get hyped. And come to think of it, their next game will probably be for the next xbox 2010 to help sell systems at launch...... (boy, really got ahead of myself) I think if the movie gears of war is good enough, their will be another hype train coming for part two of that game. It has the graphics, gameplay, fun co-op and addictive online....will it be as big as halo 3...nope..... don't think we'll see a phenomenon for a long time....thats dependent on Bungie now, the George Lucas of Video Games.
I ordered the ELITE console with this game from COSTCO stupid me... Never Order a high-profile game again... GamerTAG -theORACLE07 For the next 2 months, I will be playing Eternal Sonata, Halo 3 and Bioshock. On the Article...Great news not just for Gamers but for the Gaming industry. Halo 3 putting the Industry on the MAP with the likes of MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT type FAME all over the world. While Fanboys don't give a sh!t and wish the 360 Dead and as Sour as they may get, this is a GOOD thing regardless. Trust me this is just N4G, your not spoiling much.. Ok I'm out...