MCV: Title sells through 294,000 in UK; Wii Sports Resort is territory's best performer in Q3; Dragon Quest IX tops global sales
oh well, another one bites the dust http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Still not bad numbers, most game makers would be more than happy with that figure.
Why are you complaining? Didn't Killzone 2, another highly anticipated FPS, only sell 2 million in just under 6 months? Some Dev's would kill for those figures.
sold 2 millions in 24 hours and after some weeks the number is the same or even less to 1.8 million?? i bet that if it was sony that lied about their numbers you would see the media attacking them like dogs on New York Times and CNN. any way MS knows that they can get away with any lies they say, so why wouldnt they lie then if it makes them looks good even if it was for their loyal buyers? just wonder what MS told VGchartz to make their numbers so high and ps3 so low. remember when sony few days/weeks said they sold 27 million world wide? well check out what VGchartz says, LOL they say 25 million, thats 2 million difference. i wonder how much MS pay them?? @mint royale http://n4g.com/industrynews... http://n4g.com/industrynews... http://news.vgchartz.com/ne... http://news.vgchartz.com/ne... i got this in 1 minute search
Its not bad sales but i had the impression it was way beyond that by now given the rumors of it selling 2 million at launch. For a Halo title its pretty bad though, i actually think MS should be more careful with what they do to their franchise. People might start losing interest when they come with all kinds of spin offs like halo wars, and put expansion like content at the price of full games.
When did MS say they had sold 2 million in 2 days? I could be wrong if someone provides a link, but this is N4G so I won't hold my breath waiting for a link that I suspect doesn't exist. @the killer I asked from MS not from vgchartz! Although interesting to see you now find them reliable sources ;) @only on n4g Yeah thats what i'm thinking. Oh well who needs facts to have a good bash eh?
Just like Killzone 2 "2 Million preorder"
VGChartz - Worldwide Halo 3 ODST sales - 3.13m http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... Talk about inflating numbers @mint royale It wasn't MS it was VGChartz claiming it sold 2m in 24 hours. "We reported last week that Halo 3: ODST had sold around 2 million copies in the first 24 hours according to early data." - VGChartz http://news.vgchartz.com/ne...
Of course Microsoft is going to have bucket loads of Money from sales. Microsoft just wants Halo everything. Halo pillows Halo toothbrushes Halo Alarm clocks Halo plush Master Chiefs Halo erasers Halo stickers Halo calculators Halo Kleenex tissues Halo daipers Halo hampster cages Halo sporks Halo Zune (ROLF. <-- I was laughing so hard I spelled it wrong.) MS needs some new IPs.
"Microsoft told USA Today that the Master Chief-less expansion pack to the 2007 smash hit sold over 2.5 million copes in the two weeks after its September 22 launch. The company did not specify if those sales were global or just in the US" http://www.gamespot.com/new...
funny that vgchartz increases 360 numbers in hardware and software and decreases PS3 numbers both in hardware and software. yes VGchartz are far far reliable but who told them they sold 2 millions in 24 hours? and why they always favor 360 over ps3? my point is when MS want to say bullshit and keep their hands clean they just tell vgchartz to do the dirty works! so when vgchartz lies about MS sales then know that because they told them to lie so MS lies.
Good, this is good. My respect to most xbox owners that didnt fall for MS/Bungie trap. Full price for an expansion? ridiculous (still Edge scored it 9/10). Liberty City Episodes is a much much better investment. 1.8m is a big number of DIEHARD Halo fans but nowhere close to Halo 3 figures. What happened to the mythical "2m in one day" claim? someone was ubberinflatting the figures.
Bu...Buu.. 2 million in one day.
@bandito I guess they will be shipped figures worldwide. @the killer Oh for god sakes now MS owns vgchartz too? Well what are the doing telling everyone the wii was destroyed the 360 and ps3 in sales. I really hope you can get over your paranoia.
What's laughable is the fact that VGChartz has Halo ODST at 3.13 million. LOL where do they get such inflated numbers from? It sure looks like they took a False Information 101 course with Aaron Greenburg and Dan Greenawalt.
So the article of odst selling 2m in 1/2 days was a lie or what? Seriously, Who approved that if it wasn't true
I've got a friend that is going to lend it to me, but I don't game online with XBL, so I didn't see the point in shelling out $60 bucks when that's so much of the game right there. I was tempted, because I've always liked the single player in the Halo games, but my buddy said he got through the single player in just over 2 hours so I'm glad I held off.
sales >TOP< 1.8 Million... That means sales are OVER 1.8M Everyone is clawing to make negative comments like 1.8 Million sales is a bad number but let's actually READ US 1,520,000 UK 294,000 Japan 33,000 total 1,847,000 BUT WAIT! that's hardly the whole world!!! Where's France? Where's Germany? Where's Spain? Where's Italy? Where's Austrailia? Where's Scandinavia? Where's all the other little territories that make up the region typically referred to as the european region? God knows we have to suffer through sales charts of even the tiniest regions whenever anything PS3 related shows a positive sales trend. The REST OF THE WORLD isn't in these three regions!!!!
but this serve as a good remainder to all. VGchartz is almost ALWAYS wrong(even after adjusting their numbers after official data are out). I believe most people on this site knows how inaccurate VG is.
When someone said that is a bad number???? It was an article stating that ODST sold 2m in 1 or 2 days and now I read an article saying something different, nobody is attacking ODST or teh sales
Eh... it is a short expansion with a tacked on multiplayer. But I'll be damned if I didn't have fun playing it. @The Killer: "i bet that if it was sony that lied about their numbers you would see the media attacking them like dogs on New York Times and CNN." Right... and they will probably call you up for the on-air interview...
1.4 "For a Halo title its pretty bad though" I'm just saying there are a LOT of significant territories missed France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Scandinavia etc are all significant territories Heck, Canada usually pushes 10% of the US's numbers too
MS never said they sold 2 million in 2 days xbox fanboys did. Some of you people need to take your head out of your asses and learn the diffrences between what Sony and MS say and what Sony and MS fanboys say. 1.8 million people sure is a heck of alot of gamers for one month. If great games like Psychonauts, Advent Rising, Republic Commando, or Project Snowblind had sales like this even in two years we could see a sequel.
Are quick to say that the 1.8 mill they are talking about is worldwide. This didn't include Aus, italy, france just uk, japan, and us, so as usualy sony boys are quick to change their tune when it suits their point of view. Grow up children.
Really shows the strenght of Halo franchise. No wonder MS throws a lot of resources into it.
@ DocEvil "Where's France? Where's Germany? Where's Spain? Where's Italy? Where's Austrailia? Where's Scandinavia? Where's all the other little territories that make up the region typically referred to as the european region? God knows we have to suffer through sales charts of even the tiniest regions whenever anything PS3 related shows a positive sales trend. The REST OF THE WORLD isn't in these three regions!!!!" they are playin uncharted right now :).......... I'm kidding :) BTW I Vote for absolute BAN for VGCHARTZ NEWS because they aren't creditable at all ( where they sometimes ? ) media create , NPD MCV . They actually do some work behind their figueres, and also they still assume some parts because they don't cover all retailers.
hahaha Could be Perkel! UC2 is a pretty good game. I consider vg to be an interesting site to look at for trends and rough numbers but that's about it...
A games quality isnt solely defined by sales, but im glad to hear it is selling well, it was a solid game in my opinion. I still loved the original trilogy of Halo games more though.
sales >TOP< 1.8 Million 1,800,001? Who know, but it's obviously rounded to be close. Tops means nothing to me. U.S. sales 2,260,000 vs. 1,520,000 this is a big difference to me. I'll give you credit for the missing counties although Halo is not very big outside the U.S. so I'm not expecting to see that big of an increase. The exact sales fugues are obviously skewed but I think it's safe to say MS lied about the 2 million sales in 2 days.
Actually, after looking at the article again I realized they are talking sales for Q3 ONLY which ended on Sept. 30th so this is only 9 days of sales of ODST since it was released on Sept. 22nd. Add to that all the missing territories and this is almost a useless article.
I will concede my previous statement and props to you for those catches. You proved that this is one oddly constructed article.
can we now as a community stop posting vgchartz as sources.. hell just stop posting them at all.. its only good for fanboy bait
For a bunch of trolls that love to scream about how sales dont matter, you are all quick to jump on misleading info. From the article: "According to data from Top Global Markets – the integrated monthly report from The NPD Group (US), GfK Chart-Track Limited (UK) and Enterbrain, Inc. (Japan) – Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX (DS) was the world’s biggest selling game in the three months to September (Q3)." These are numbers that only track until the end of September, and ODST came out on the 22nd, which was only one week of sales. Which at 1.8 million, is still undertracked. You are all basically using numbers that are over a month old. ODST has sold over 3 million copies up to this point. you can deny that all you want, but thems the facts. Here are some articles that support that: http://xbox360.ign.com/arti... http://kotaku.com/5377293/b... http://www.fudzilla.com/con... If some of you really think that MS would go and lie to USA Today about Halo ODST sales figures two weeks after release, youre an idiot. Not only is that stupid, its borderline illegal because that can artficially manipulate MS' stock. Chew on that for a while...
Only possible due to xbox360 fan base who actually buy games and support developers. The none xbox360 owners on the opposite side of the fence can learn a few lesson's from this and start supporting there developers by purchasing games.
so after the 24 hours no one bought Halo anymore or what? care to explain that? now its been some weeks already and still Halo ODST at 1.8 million.
So sad that people will buy anything with "Halo" in the title. Even if it's just a 5 hour campaign with a matchmaking-less new MP mode and recycled MP from the last game.
I work at gamestop and we already have 7 copies that have been traded in. People have mentioned they were disapointed. Whenever we have sold an ODST we would sell the used one first and a couple of days later we get someone else to trade it in. Now, what does that tell you?
is a loss
HAR HAR HAR! they just sold 1.8 millions.. wasn't that what they sold on a single day? they haven't sold more because people realized it sucks
Why buy a 6 hour DLC with multiplayer that includes over 30$ of maps and a total number of 24 maps and a new co-op firefight mode when you can buy the POS exclusive that goes by the name Heavenly Sword. Isn't that what the droids have been going on and on for the last 2 years? A game with a 5 hour campaign and no modes other than that at all.
so it soldd on that one day and then just disappeared heh? Interesting. i guess people are jumping out heh?
since MS never feel ashamed when they lie and the media never judges them when the do those dirty lies but if it was sony you would see it in New York times and CNN.
Most game makers would be happy with those sales, if they never had a game that sold 10+ million before. Im glad people aren't as stupid as I originally thought. I figured this expansion pack would prove that people really are retarded. This game should have been dlc for Halo 3 for no more then 1600 microsoft points.
The whole multiplayer from its predecessor, Halo 3, including 3 map packs valued at around 1200MP each? No need for the original Halo 3 disc? A whole new 3-4 hour campaign? A few new maps? A whole new multiplayer mode? New weapons? New enemies? There was a lot to offer and definitely more so than other titles this generation. Heavenly Sword rings a bell.
Rather than the content. Heavenly Sword was one of the first games released on the PS3 with extensive motion capture and an engine built from scrap. Halo 3: ODST ran on a modified Halo 3 engine with some additional content.
Heavenly Sword was a LOT better than ODST. Don't even go there.
Exactly, I wasn't being a fanboy, I was just stating a face. Just look at what we've spent on dlc for Killzone 2 and GTA4. Your getting AAA content for 10 20 bucks a pop. Not a few maps and one new game for a full retail price. But now that you wanna bring stuff up, Halo to me is AA quality. I pay full price only for what I consider a full price experience.
My point is you got more in ODST and it lasted longer, yet was was still cheaper than another console exclusive. Thus, why the f**k are all the Sony fanboys that argument? Not to #2, yet other like you LeonSKennedy?
That's quite a bit of content for $20. I mean, GTA episodes recycle the same city, but for ODST they built entirely new maps. I'm going to wait for the Reach beta to decide if I really got my money's worth.
Go Dragon Quest IX! Didn't SE say that it had surpassed 4 million? I think they released a special desktop wallpaper in celebration of it.
By bot standards this is a flop
this game had already crossed 2 million!...or is this a false article?
I get it - internet people mislead AGAIN by the Micro$oft run Media i.e saying 'Halo 3:RRoDST' sold 2 Million in 2 days??? LIES!!! ;-D + 1.8m is rubbish really for one of Micro$oft's biggest Franchise??? ;-D
A Flop indeed yet we all know that Sony would Kill for these sales figures!!! Talking about lies.. You Sony fans ever heard the name, David Manning!!! A Sony marketing executive created a FAKE film reviewer who bragged up all the Sony Columbia films, he claimed to be a writer for Ridgefield Press.. Sony made an out of court settlement and had to pay every1 $5 who had seen the films at the cinema hollow man, Animal, Patriot, Knights Tale, Vertical Limit etc.... But the SDF will surely think all this is perfectly resonable..
Uh oh, it's under 2 million! Apparently 2 million in one day is a lie, unless consumers bought close to that in one day, then completely forgot about it. But who cares. None of you praising 2 million will call this a flop, will you?
what happen to 2 million in one day, was vgchartz mistaken?
mistaken is their middle name.
People usually think the refs were paid off when their teams lose...
So much for 2 million in 2 days. More lies from M$.
you are wrong, it wasn't msoft that stated 2 mill in 2 days. And this article doesn't even come close to stating worldwide numbers. Uk, Japan, Us = the world now. hmmmm thats funny thought there were more country's than that, like Aus, france, spain, etc, etc. Go troll in a ps3 article fanboy.
Comparatively, those sales are horrible. MS will be sad because of this. Or maybe not, because this proves, along with Halo Wars, that there is a significant number of people that will buy anything as long as it has the Halo name on it.
Another Micro-lie from Micro-flop debunked.
Not bad numbers for a game that should have been worth $40. I think 1.8 mil should make this the fastest selling DLC released this gen
pfft Killzone2 has sold more and killzone was a nobody last time round. A big kick in the teeth to those who bashed killzone2 sales. Let that be a lesson to you all, be gamers not haters.
WTF are u talking about?! Killzone 2 struggled to even reach 1 million, as it got outsold by Halo Wars during that time. And now ODST has more sales than Killzone 2 does, in only a lil over a month compared to 8 MONTHS for KZ2. Barking up the wrong tree, Stew...
....I guess you didnt read where it said for the qtr ending Sept 30th meaning that ODST did that OVER 1.8 mil in 8 days when N4G listed like just last week that KZ2 had just barely cracked 2 mil some what, 8 months after release AND after a price drop due to hitting platinum status. Sorry, your post fails!
this is one boring game!