"They came, ran in the streets with their copies of Halo 3, and then tucked themselves away in their basements for the next three days. To the rest of the world, it was a phenomenon. To gamers, it was expected.
But to be fair, the numbers were impressive. It's understandable that the rest of the world notice-this has been the single most fastest selling piece of media in the history of humankind. The estimated total in the end was $170 million, and it overshadowed the once triumphant Spider-Man, which probably can be considered the most similar release to that of Halo 3."