Ratings film Nielsen has released its post-E3 purchase intent charts, revealing that Bungie and Microsoft's Halo: ODST, which drew a slightly muted response from journalists, leads "probable purchase intent" with gamers it has surveyed.
I'll have it day one. Gonna be playin some co-op single player, Firefight mode co-op and I only have one map-pack so I'll get about 12 new Halo Maps to play online. September's getting closer. :)
Yeah, the firefight co-op mode is going to be awesome. The campaign is going to be awesome as well, it's as large as Halo 3's campaign and I am really digging the different approach to the gameplay. I can't wait for this game to drop (pun intended).
God of War 1/2 sold 2-3 million each on 120 million PS2's. I'm sure part 3 will do the same or less. ...remember how massive Killzone 2 was gonna be?? Hasn't sold even 2 million.
shouldn't you be employed at wall street instead of making sales comments in a gaming website?
I've thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of Bungie's Halo games and I'm very much looking forward to ODST. I just hope that there's enough gameplay there for those of us who aren't XBL Gold members. I'm expecting some cool things from what I've seen so far.
Who said it wasn't talked about much? Were you on every message board and at E3? Alan Wake, Spinter Cell, Left 4 Dead 2, Forza 3 were all big new announcements and showings...Natal. Even Halo: Reach and Mass Effect 2. But Halo ODST looked very good for a new Halo story with new modes and a ton of multiplayer content...maybe you should get your eyes checked.
Well ofcourse you thought it looked good. Your name is after all Master Chief. But to be fair, the game doesnt look bad. It just looks very standard. That doesnt mean it wont be a fun experience, but it doesnt stack up to what we saw from some of the other big games at e3 like Modern Warfare2, AC2, UC2, SC:C etc. And ofcourse it got some attention, there are after all plenty of halo fans in the media aswell. but it got surprisingly little attention for a Halo title.
That's strange,I as well as many others thought it was one of the few 'big' titles that generated the least amount of attention at E3,the crowds reaction being one of the big indicators.
I guess these reports prove us different,huh.
dude get a live, i seen u in all 360 articles talking crap
Halo generates sales for the same reason that Britney Spears does. They're nothing special, hell they're not even up to par with real musicians/games, but it's the name they have. People buy it because of the name. A name that has had millions or billions of dollars in marketing thrown behind it (Microsoft actually spent more money marketing Halo than they got in profits from sales).
It's honestly one of the only truly balanced games left that's why it sells.
@menyou No, it sells because it is one of the best shooters available on consoles, with balanced and fun gameplay and a thriving online community of players.
I call BS...
@ Forrest Perhaps you werent at E3, because there was ALWAYS a line to play ODST. I had to wait 30 min, and that was at the end of day one. @meonyou Sour a bit? You know you dont seriously believe that crap you said. Both of you should try your brand of Halo-envy elsewhere, it will get no play around here.
Halo ODST is going to be huge not halo 3 huge but huge. I just hope halo odst won't messs up other xbox 360 games sales.
I hope its 30 bucks. This is not a 60.00 game. 40.00 game max.
I agree. I already bought the Legendary Map Pack and it seems like all ODST is adding is a Singleplayer campaign (who knows how long it is) and a new co-op mode.
Don't forget it adds new Mythic maps.
I don't know much about the multiplayer, but the campaign mode is supposed to go in a new direction. It is also supposed to be longer than first anticipated justifying the $60 tag. Since there are 4 characters in the game, I wonder if they will make it into the multiplayer with distinct capabilities? Supposedly comes on two discs, one for campaign and another for multiplayer. I guess you can sell half the game....
You guys don't have a clue. Halo 3 ODST has as much content as Halo 3. The campaign is equally as long as Halo 3's campaign, it has an all new co-op mode called Firefight that is similar to Horde mode in Gears 2, it has 3 new multiplayer maps, all the maps from all the map packs, Forge and all the other features from Halo 3. In every way it is as big a Halo game as Halo 3, it just happens to be a side story leading up to the events of Halo 3. It's a full game, so it deserves to sell at the full game price.
I agree with you 100%. I think people are being very unfair as to the price of ODST. It has more content than most campaign only games and it adds, what could be, a great co-op game and 3 new maps. (Just naming new things it has. Not even mentioning the fact it comes with all the Halo 3 multiplayer things)Just by that alone it has enough content to warrant 60 bucks. People paid it for Bioshock, and it was great. It's just the Halo hate coming out. I don't really understand where the hate stems from. (probably the minority of the Halo community that suck) A good game is a good game. I don't know why the fanboys try to deny that. I'll never understand because I cant think like them. Oh well.
Personally, I would rather pay for and play a GOOD 5-hour game (MGS4 for instance) than a crappy 15-hour game! Take your pick!
ITS COMING OUT IN SEPTEMBER!?! GREAT! I thought it wasn't coming out til around November. I've been wanting to buy Halo 3 again but I guess I'll just wait for ODST.
Why would I need Live?
So you can pay for internet usage that you already pay to use, duh.
was told earlier to get a "live" and the author meant get a "life".
ON TOPIC: Maybe it's just me but after the 1st Halo it went downhill for me. Not saying 2 and 3 suck, to each their own and I bought em and played em but just not that into them. I'm really excited for the new Lost Planet, Call of Juarez, Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted, Alan Wake and MW. Trying not to even think about God of War, 2010 is too far away.
MW2, Uncharted 2, GT PSP, Forza 3, and MGSR didn't make that list? People were more interested in purchasing NFS Nitro and Shift then those games? I find that hard to believe.
Halo stated with great courage and spit even harder than a lions roar, and stated that the only good god its a dead one, I will make it my duty that it stays that way, for Iam Spartan and I believe in no god, for Iam God. Let there be a Halo of light and an enbargo of sony b*tches.
be the biggest game of the year (sales wise) even beating out MW2. I really won't be surprised if it beats out H3's numbers of sales for a day and week.
It will defibately sale probably 5-8 million but I don't see it outselling Halo 3. I think Halo: Reach could outsell Halo 3 though.
that i personally think can outsell Halo 3 will be.... Halo 4 whenever it comes out. though i do think Halo Reach will have big sales as well. i personally think the majority of video game consumers (i.e. everyone who doesn't frequent N4G or other gaming sites) will be intrigued by other Halo games, but only really view them as spinnoffs and whatnot (going by Halo Wars solely on this) and won't be as excited as they could/should be. Though when they eventually see the '4' after Halo, they'll see it as a 'true' sequel to Halo 3, spiking the sales drastically. that's just my personal view though. i'm entirely capable of being wrong though
Haha. What weed you smoking?
It is one of my biggest "purchase intents"...ha ha ha....seriously though, I can't wait.
in all honesty i would have to say COD mw2...... my gamestops has x20 at least the number of pre-orders already compared to any other game coming out. codmw2.....will be the biggest release of the year..most likely...then halo.
Halo ODST will beat all other sales this year apart from MW2, but Halo 3 is on 10mil so i doubt ODST will beat it this year at least maybe over time who knows, also the Reach beta is coming with this game so that wil give it a sales boost, but i still doubt it will do Halo 3 numbers that game is just a beast, and still in the top 20 now!.
Your comment below is terrible, how can you say nobody cares when even your comment which you are tring to show Halo in a negative light shows it in a positive one, you only wish KZ2 was that successfull lol. "Why do you want to bring up sales? Halo 3 sold 10mil and pushed 500k consoles in NA. lawl MGS4 sold 4.6mil and pushed 400k consoles in NA GOW is established, Killzone is not. Get serious kid. Halo sells to the insecure xbox bunch. It doesn't appeal to anyone but xbox fans. Why do you think it only pushed 500k with all the ads, bundles, and hype? This goes all the way back to xbox 1. Halo never appealed to the 100mil+ console install base of the PS2. No one cared then, no one cares now." And according to this "God of War 1/2 sold 2-3 million each on 120 million PS2's" they don't care about God of War.
Ha! It doesn't even make sense. He's just angry that Killzone and God of War aren't popular and don't sale much so he said something stupid.
A lot people going be happy when they buy this. Even has the beta to halo reach in it. That`s a selling point right there.
I dont get why it is trashed by so many people. Im guessing that most of those who disliike it didnt have the original xbox when halo 1 and 2 came out. They tried to play multiplayer with their friends and got absolutely crushed, because its multiplayer has a large learning curve and at the competitive level is the most difficult game out there, and because they got owned, declared that halo is teh suck, and has bad graphicz. Because theyz mean evereything. Even though Halo 3 has some of the best lighting, and textures in video games period. Go play Sierra 117 and tell me that game has bad graphics.
Cant wait for this new experience, and Halo: Reach will be awesome and running on the next Bungie engine, personally I think if the game is really going to be the gritty game that was rumored last E3 I would see the Unreal Engine as a great choice.
I really like working at Nielsen, but I really wish I could work in the entertainment division! :( It sounds like a lot of fun.
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