HALO: REACH is Biggest Entertainment Launch of 2010
Published: September 16, 2010 - 11:45am
Bungie's final game in the Halo franchise made $200,000 in it's first 24 hours, making it the biggest entertainment debut in any medium for the year so far.
Microsoft Game Studios' Vice President Phil Spencer says the sales of Halo: Reach prove the industry isn't dying and that console sales will get a boost as well.
"We feel really good about where the Halo: Reach numbers are. What they tell me is that gamers are there. They are willing to buy the great experiences when they come out. In fact, that we are exceeding Halo 3 numbers out of the gate tells me that the industry is in a healthy state," said Spencer.
With Halo: Reach making huge waves in the gaming community, one can't help but look back to the biggest seller of all time - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Although Halo: Reach has thrown down amazing numbers, Modern Warfare 2 sold around 7 million copies in it's first day, exceeding sales of $400,000 on day one. But that game was available on both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, while Halo is an Xbox exclusive.
You can buy Halo: Reach for Xbox 360 and PC in stores now: