A little bit of digging and a little bit of math reveals that Halo 3 sold upwards of 2.5 million units on day one, according to GameDaily BIZ estimates. That's quite a haul, and the game looks like it didn't sell out to boot. More after the jump.
and 3million were returned the next day,lol.
And their math. LOL
Actually if we are to take the 33% return rate then that's 3.3 MIL+ already failed. And given the news about Halo 3 RRoDing more 360s. I'd say that that number is higher than 33% and more like 40% thus far.
Which means, 3-4 MORE MIL is on the horizon. Add the fact that some are on their 2-3rd 360s. I don't think that any number over 3MIL is far off.
i know there is a few hundred thousand returned back because of scratches in limited edition..and halo 2 sold about the same amount..lol.
but h2 was second game on a same console which much higher consoles sold at that time.
when GT3 came out in japan awhile back,it shifted 1 million in 2 days.
Sony CEI releases the Gran Turismo 3 A-spec video game for the PlayStation 2 in Japan. (One million copies sell in two days. Total lifetime sales: 11 million copies.)**
when a game series is popular like mario,pokemon,gt,and even halo,it will sell big first day.now halo3 has to outsell halo2 which is around 9.2 million copies sold.
not bad.i'll give them that.
in japan alone FF7 sold 2.3m copies in the first 3 days
the ps3 just got teabagged!
anyway, we will truly find out how many 360's were truly sold with halo 3 because i know alot of people have doubles just incase the first one breaks.
Lets see now, all within 1 year SOny gets:
GT 5 Prologue
Eye Of Judgment
Time Crisis 4
As opposed to 360 line up of almost 2 years
Gears of War
OH WELL, whaday KNOW, all the 360 "great games" are shooter?? WOW, what a surprise there.
Come on xbot fanF*CKS, get real and open your damn eyes. You guys have been had for almost 2 yers now, with NO GAMES. you guys are the dumbest people that call themselves gamers.
Leader of the xbot idiots is Bladestar, followed by his zombie minnions:
FristKnight, PimpDaddy, NoBizLikeBlowBizz, and countless other dumbasses that dont know any better.
Just take a look at the list, and its pretty clear that 360 has just put smoke and mirrors infront of you simply minded, one brain cell zombie heads of yours.
THats right, you iditos cant come up with anything. HAHA, its been out for almost 2 years, as opposed to Sony, 10 months. So, STFU, and go play your Halo 3.
the ps3 did lauch on time..............WHEN IT WAS READY. the 360 launched EARLY. which is why you have the problems you have now. and this list what would be 4 times as big considering alot of games are multiplatform that werent mentioned. and alot of games come out in 1 year weather they be multi or exclusive. the 360 really didnt get true EXCLUSIVES, its just the ps3 didnt come out at the same time, so it missed the mark. because we all know smack down and nba and football games ALWAYS ARE MULTI PLAT
@POWER OF GREEN. SONY FANS GOING OVER THE TOP?????????
I GUESSS YOU MISSED ALL THE YOUTUBE VIDEOS AND ARTICLES AND LIES THAT GO ON THE INTERNET ABOUT PS3 AND ITS GAMES GOING TO OTHER SYSTEMS. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM IM SURE YOU MEANT TO PUT MICROSOFT FANBOYS
Firstnight. I sense insecurity in your blood. Deep down inside, you know that you secretly are anticipating a playstation 3 game that you wanna play.
Which one is it?
Whats the bet the next news post for halo 3 is trying to down play it? lol
Great game buy the way a forge is so much fun.
"Why Halo 3 Record Sales Won't Save Xbox 360?" from some efluxmedia.com which calls 360 obsolete simply because its already 2 years in the market. lol
Next news doing with halo not next comment lol so funny :/.
Whens a comment from some person on a forum news?
The same way they do to the PS3? "This just in, the PS3 is DEAD, because it hasnt sold over the Wii or 360 in 9-10 months at $500-600!". Its all bullsh!t, did the GC or Xbox die last-gen when they only sold 20-something million vs the PS2's 120+ million? No! look at Nintendo, how many generations did they lose, and they are at the no.1 spot today. So shut it you two, cuz you's sounds like a bunch of fanboys.
Also, this article is just pure speculation, no hard facts, just some site estimating. And the thought that a accurate picture can be drawn based of one sole store chain is just pathetic. Are we as human that predictable, that if we do something on one store than everybody else is doing the same thing at a another store?
And p.s. the game aint that good. My roommate got it, and he barely plays it, and thinks it was a waste of $60 (plus tax). I can see just from his gamertag that he hasnt played it in days, and instead he was playing puzzle fighter last night instead. My other friend who comes over all the time, thinks its just "alright". And they made it all the way up to the 9th or tenth board on the 1st night my roommate got it. My other friend (that lives far away) has it too, and he's saying, "meh" about it. And i beat 2 boards (they are kind of short to btw) and i was not impressed. I though that the graphics were the best part, but the game itself, just doesnt feel that good. It just feels normal, nothing special.
What would that list look like if the PS3 launched on time?.
When people use Halo 3's obvious popuarlity and sales to criticise the PS3 when they know, I know, you know, my grandmother and the dog across the street knows - it will have no bearing on the PS3's potential success in the future whatsoever
It be the same on both camps if it happen but its has not so will never know till it does happen.
Careful goodganja44 you might not like when his angry, he might be going Gaylo 3 on you. LoL
...maybe a prequel so we can see how Master Chief became just that. To be honest, this is like star wars for me in that I don't mind if Master Chief is not in another game but I would like to see other games based in the Halo universe.
you could just read the novels by eric nylund. Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: First strike. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx.
You find out about his childhood from those, how he got started in the spartan program. You also learn how he and Capt. Keyes are connected, and how Johnson survived the First Halo. and best of all you learn that several other spartans survive.
Beware: after reading the books you kind of feel disappointed at bungie for not adding some more story to the game...especially for halo 2.
Let him get gaylo3 on me. Haze is a far more solid fps. It's made by the developers who originated the console FPS frenzy. You see what happened when the free radical devs left rare? Micro$hit got Perfect Dark Zero.
LOOK AT HOW WHACC PDZ WAS! GRAPHICS LOOKED LIKE XBOX 1 GRAPHICS AND THE GAME PLAY WAS SO GARBAGE BECAUSE THEY NEEDED DAVID DOAK AND CREW TO BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL GAMEPLAY!!!!!!!1
Free Radical Design are the originators of this and they will finish the fight for Bungie and show them how a TRUE FPS exclusive is supposed to be done.
NOPE XBOTS, HAZE IS NOT UP FOR SALE SO BILL GATE$ CANT BUY HIS WAY OUT OF THIS CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS3 > 360 FOR LIFE.
Does anybody think Sony fans are going over the deep end?.
And it keeps my ignore list busy.
Yeah it's starting to get pretty quiet for me from the sony side. This article alone and I had 5 already on ignore.
It's so obvious they're jealous of it's success. All their great games that they said would show the superiority of the PS3 have been average so far and the 360 games keep getting super reviews. Now they're back to saying "just wait till....". If you were an early adopter of the PS3 paying over $600 I think we'd be a bit peeved too.
I'm enjoying great games right now on my original 360...never had a problem. If the PS3 comes out with that great game Sony's been promising, I'll go buy a PS3 and at half the price for what they paid. That's what makes Sony fanyboys so angry...very childish.
Only thing going off the deep end is the XBOX 360 come 2008.
(Rest in Hell)
And its Extremely Obvious and Extremely Sad and Pathetic. All this because of Halo 3 averaging in the Mid 9's and Selling more games in the first 24 hours than all the ps3 games combined. LOL. Get over it already.
Damn I love Halo 3. So Beautiful....So Fun.....Total Domination in the video game industry. The hype can't match what Bungie has produced. The Best Game Ever in my humble opinion. WOW
...that campaign was garbage...you know it.
I just got my 360 this week and I was pretty pleased with the game.
I have to say the second to last level (inside high charity) sucked. It felt like the library level from the first game. It was torture and I couldnt wait for it to be over. All that running around with crappy weapons and respawning flood only to not even fight or SEE the gravemind...and then he just lets you leave?
The warthog part at the end was a good throwback to the original as well.
All the hate on this site is geeting out of control. Its really sad and childish, i bet some of you are like 18 up to 24 acting like 11 year olds lol
Ya know he's already reserved like (5) PS3 Games....
So the final count of Xbox360s sold this generation is 11M? I mean what else will people buy up the 360 for?
Seriously this game out of all games does not deserve all this credit. It runs like crap, looks like crap, but atleast you can replay and watch all that crap!
Games horrible did not top gears on any level other then the Theatre. Forge was cool but definately no where near Little Big Planet or an actual game editor.
Halo 3 served its purpose, made a boat load of money for Microsoft.
Ps3Fanboy777, so to play halo 3 you must of bought a xbox360. Let me be the first to say, welcome to the next-generation of gaming.
Yah and I went to the Moon for lunch today with the Rocket ship I built, runs on milk but I got rid of it because the Moon was boring.
did the Sony fanboys effect the sails anyway shape or form?
so how can you get people who like MS's games and consoles two switch to ps3?
some of you guys are even claiming that gears of war and bioshok are all ready going multiplatform (which they where shot down in less than 7 hours).
AND SOME OF YOU ARE EVEN SAYING THAT 360 WILL PARISH BUY 2009 RIGHT WHEN GEARS OF WAR II IS TO COME OUT.
You guys are good at crying anyway so whats else is new.
this site stinks coz it's full of crybabies justifying their $600.
I'm not a true halo fan but i bought halo3 just to piss of some people.
Halo 3 was great. Im having a blast playing it. Bioshock was better, but still lived up to the hype, and will sell more than the crappy PS3 real soon. XBOX360 RULES. PS3 SUCKS.
Great news for bungie.
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