After only one day of being available in retail stores, Microsoft has come out to announce that Halo 3 has sold over $170 million worth of copies. This is bigger than any previous entertainment launch – even box office smashes like Spider-Man 3! In addition to that more than 1 million Xbox Live users have played Halo 3.
More than 1.7 million copies of “Halo 3” were preordered in the United States before a single store opened its doors at midnight, Sept. 25, making this the fasting pre-selling game in history, surpassing the previous record-setting pre-sales of Halo 2.
Halo 3 has also been launched across the world , in 37 countries and available in 17 languages. One can only imagine how much money Microsoft made with those statistics added on top of the US sales.
“Halo 3 has become a pop-culture phenomenon,” said Shane Kim, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios. “Not only is “Halo 3” setting sales records, it’s also redefining entertainment.