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Halo 3 Best selling entertainment Release Ever.

Ok Im not a big Console person.  But this is just crazy.  It made more revenue in 1 day then Spider man 3 did in 3 days. 

 

videogames.yahoo.com/news-532002

 

Halo 3 outsells every other entertainment release in history

Video game nets record $170m on first day

By Mike Smith

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Confirming the expectations of many industry pundits, Microsoft announced today that its flagship Xbox 360 shooter Halo 3 had the biggest entertainment launch in history, generated a record-breaking $170m in the United States on its Tuesday debut.

Halo 3's launch day sales total eclipses prior record-holder Spider-Man 3, which produced $151m in revenue over its opening weekend in May 2007. Retailing at between $59.99 and $129.99, depending on how many extra gewgaws you like to get with your games, one sale of Halo 3 generates considerably more revenue than a movie ticket, making direct comparisons problematic. Microsoft isn't letting that stop them, though -- especially since Spider-Man's numbers represent three days of sales next to Halo's one.

The Tuesday launch was marked by long lines outside game stores nationwide, as eager consumers turned up ahead of the midnight launch to guarantee themselves a copy of the game, which brings the story of its iconic star, Master Chief, to a close. Microsoft backed the launch with a $10m marketing campaign, and many opening day events were livened up with visits from Microsoft marketing teams. Master Chief himself even made an appearance in Times Square on Tuesday, where he rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ stock market.

September 25 also marked Microsoft online service Xbox Live's most active day to date. More than one million gamers logged onto the service to play Halo 3 online in the first 20 hours of its release.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • KaabulkKaabulk Member Posts: 670

    Good thing I can't afford a Xbox 360, so too bad they didn't get a extra 360 bucks off me (Xbox 360 is 300 bucks plus Halo 3 which is 60 bucks.) And the thing I noticed today passing Ebay games is that they still had copies left from Halo 3 from last nights launch... Maybe its not popular around here or something I guess or it could be the fact that theres mostly old people moving in around where I live and all the young people leaving...

    EDIT: EB games not Ebay... wait was it EB games? I can't remember.

  • PrecusorPrecusor Member UncommonPosts: 3,589

    Maybe they should compare there sales to WoW

  • Rikimaru_XRikimaru_X Member UncommonPosts: 11,718

    That's amazing. Any Console haters want to put their 2 cents in?

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  • GameloadingGameloading Member UncommonPosts: 14,182
    Originally posted by Precusor


    Maybe they should compare there sales to WoW

    Halo 3 outsells World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade.

  • modjoe86modjoe86 Member UncommonPosts: 4,083
    Originally posted by Rikimaru_X


    That's amazing. Any Console haters want to put their 2 cents in?

    An FPS on a console is like a deaf person in a stereo store.

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  • Rikimaru_XRikimaru_X Member UncommonPosts: 11,718

    Originally posted by modjoe86

    Originally posted by Rikimaru_X


    That's amazing. Any Console haters want to put their 2 cents in?

    An FPS on a console is like a deaf person in a stereo store.

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  • BigdavoBigdavo Member UncommonPosts: 1,863

    Microsoft sure is good at making money. But I have to say those ads with all the old farts talking about the war were so corny.

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  • GoldknyghtGoldknyght Member UncommonPosts: 1,519

    Originally posted by Kaabulk


    Good thing I can't afford a Xbox 360, so too bad they didn't get a extra 360 bucks off me (Xbox 360 is 300 bucks plus Halo 3 which is 60 bucks.) And the thing I noticed today passing Ebay games is that they still had copies left from Halo 3 from last nights launch... Maybe its not popular around here or something I guess or it could be the fact that theres mostly old people moving in around where I live and all the young people leaving...
    EDIT: EB games not Ebay... wait was it EB games? I can't remember.
    Its not that the game isnt popular where you are its just that people dont realize that you can still get the game the next day from some store in your area and the midnight waiting is just to have it first i guess. They always have like a certain amount of copies after people who researve it. so lets say 20 people reserve it they will get in like 40 and people who want it so bad that will beat you to the game store the next day reserved it.

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    Halo 3 is 170m US how much i wonder World Wide?!

  • GoldknyghtGoldknyght Member UncommonPosts: 1,519
    Originally posted by Precusor


    Maybe they should compare there sales to WoW



    WoW didnt make 170million in just 24 hours  it took time for it to get all its subs

  • RizlawRizlaw Member UncommonPosts: 150

    $170m in one day!!! That's is awesome. Microsoft should turn it into a MMORPG!!!

  • GreenChaosGreenChaos Member Posts: 2,268

    I’m sure WoW makes more with subscriptions over time.  I don’t have those exact numbers though.

     

    You definitely have to give Microsoft credit, for making so much off a so-so shooter.

  • ColdmeatColdmeat Member UncommonPosts: 3,407

    Stand back as I summon forth a mighty...

    Meh.

    Brittney Spears sold oodles of albums. McDonalds, Bud Lite, Fox News, WalMart, Jerry Bruckheimer, and so on. Just because people buy into the newest thing their tv tells them they must have, doesn't make it worth a damn.

  • tvalentinetvalentine Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 4,216

    simply amazing ... thats only on the first day too ...... it'll be sold out for a month easy.

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  • ZindaihasZindaihas Member UncommonPosts: 3,662

    It doesn't make any difference to me which is the bigger money maker between Halo 3 and Spiderman 3, but I would like to make just one observation.  Yes, Halo 3 generated more money in one day than Spidey did in 3, but remember that Halo 3 retails for $60 (if you purchase the basic game only).  For that cost, you could purchase 6 movie tickets.  So it's difficult to make a direct comparison.  That's all.

  • tvalentinetvalentine Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 4,216
    Originally posted by Zindaihas


    It doesn't make any difference to me which is the bigger money maker between Halo 3 and Spiderman 3, but I would like to make just one observation.  Yes, Halo 3 generated more money in one day than Spidey did in 3, but remember that Halo 3 retails for $60 (if you purchase the basic game only).  For that cost, you could purchase 6 movie tickets.  So it's difficult to make a direct comparison.  That's all.



    lol ok this is a retarded post.... they made more money what else is there?? ok who would watch a 2 hour movie 6 times?? who would pay 60$ for a movie??? nobody, games last alot longer then movies, unless you get those really good movies that you can watch 12 times...amazing what people will come up with to twist it to look like "halo didnt sell as much as so and so" just so they can sleep better at night, if you dont like it, its fine. Live in denial 

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  • methane47methane47 Member CommonPosts: 3,701

    Congrats to Halo for doing this.. hopefully this brings gaming closer to being an art form in the public eye then being a stain on society as it's so often portrayed to be.

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  • BlurrBlurr Member UncommonPosts: 2,155

    Can we get official numbers from the WoW release? I'm not 100% convinced that Halo 3 outsold WoW.

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  • kel11kel11 Member Posts: 1,089

    Halo 3 is like pop music.

    Change my mind so much I can't even trust it
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  • PrecusorPrecusor Member UncommonPosts: 3,589

    Originally posted by Blurr


    Can we get official numbers from the WoW release? I'm not 100% convinced that Halo 3 outsold WoW.
    Think Halo 3 beats WoW.

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  • CPmmoCPmmo Member Posts: 309

    Originally posted by Blurr


    Can we get official numbers from the WoW release? I'm not 100% convinced that Halo 3 outsold WoW.
    Blizzard sold 2.4 million copies of TBC in 1 day.  But that only comes to about 96 million dollars.  So Halo 3 almost doubled it.  WoW's release back in 2004 was more of a marathon then a sprint.  They didn't sell that many copies in 1 day.

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  • GameloadingGameloading Member UncommonPosts: 14,182

    Also, the 1,7 million units sold of Halo 3 is North America only, the 2,4 from WoW is from NA,.Europe, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia combined.

    official numbers:

    blizzard.com/press/070123.shtml

  • CPmmoCPmmo Member Posts: 309
    Originally posted by Gameloading


    Also, the 1,7 million units sold of Halo 3 is North America only, the 2,4 from WoW is from NA,.Europe, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia combined.
    official numbers:
    blizzard.com/press/070123.shtml

    Microsoft must of sold a lot more copies of Halo 3 then 1.7 million copies.  That wouldn't reach 170 million dollars in sales in the first day.  Not unless each copy of Halo 3 sells for 100 dollars? 

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  • GodliestGodliest Member Posts: 3,486


    Originally posted by Gameloading
    Originally posted by Precusor Maybe they should compare there sales to WoW
    Halo 3 outsells World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade.

    That's tree leetsauce fanboyism. Blizzard does on the other hand probably earn more than those who created Halo 3 thanks to their monthly fee.

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  • CzzarreCzzarre Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 3,742

    Video games have always made tons of more money than movies. Its only now being realized main stream. Its also one of the reasons that artists (actors and musicians) have been working in lot of games over the last few years.

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  • ZindaihasZindaihas Member UncommonPosts: 3,662
    Originally posted by tvalentine

    Originally posted by Zindaihas


    It doesn't make any difference to me which is the bigger money maker between Halo 3 and Spiderman 3, but I would like to make just one observation.  Yes, Halo 3 generated more money in one day than Spidey did in 3, but remember that Halo 3 retails for $60 (if you purchase the basic game only).  For that cost, you could purchase 6 movie tickets.  So it's difficult to make a direct comparison.  That's all.



    lol ok this is a retarded post.... they made more money what else is there?? ok who would watch a 2 hour movie 6 times?? who would pay 60$ for a movie??? nobody, games last alot longer then movies, unless you get those really good movies that you can watch 12 times...amazing what people will come up with to twist it to look like "halo didnt sell as much as so and so" just so they can sleep better at night, if you dont like it, its fine. Live in denial 



    You kids need to do do a little more research before making ignorant posts.  Where does the assumption that I don't like Halo 3 come from?  I haven't played it so I don't know whether or not I would like it, but my guess is that I would enjoy it.  I also haven't seen Spider-man 3, so I have no personal bias toward either the game or the movie, contrary to what you seem to think.  I am simply making an observation (as I said in my first post).  And I'll make it again, hopefully in a way that's easier for you to understand.  For every game of Halo 3 that was bought, six people could have seen Spider-man 3.  So even though Halo 3 generated more money in one day than Spidey 3 did in three days, the movie almost certainly reached a wider audience.  It means nothing to me which has a bigger impact on our culture (my guess is that in the long run, Halo 3 will have the greater impact), I was merely pointing out the difference between dollars and unit sales.

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