Kerching! Halo 3 rakes in 'record' takings
Master chief beats up on Spider-man, Harry Potter
Halo 3 achieved record US sales of $170m (£83.6m/€119.8) within its first 24 hours on sale, Microsoft claimed today, boasting the figure makes its game the "biggest entertainment launch in history", eclipsing records set by the Spider-man 3 and Harry Potter movies.
Bill Gates, software sales assistant, Seattle
The company also claimed that 1.7m Halo 3 copies were pre-ordered in the US, which also makes it the fastest selling computer game in history, it alleged. Ironically, Halo 3 snatched this title from its predecessor Halo 2.
Winning both titles will be good news for Microsoft's front-man, Bill Gates, who took a brief break from counting his money to shake hands with Halo 3 fans as they received their copies of the game at a launch event in Seattle.
Microsoft hasn't released any statistics on the number of scratched discs received by gamers, despite the global launch being marred by reports of Halo 3 Limited Edition set discs coming loose inside their packaging.
RE: Julian Cook
In short you want to play a first person shooter on the 360 get Gears of War
Gears of war isn't a first person shooter its a... third person shooter.
PS3 is not faster than the xbox360
Halo is a very good game. Game sales reflect this.
I'm not sure what you people are doing with your halo games or if you trully have played them but it the worlds best selling FPS
It may not be as refined as UT games or Quake. But it is a very easy to control game considering its on a console and not a PC. No other FPS works as well
am i just missing the point
I am not going to bash the 360 because it is the best gaming console out today. I know that the ps3 is faster and bigger, but it kind of misses the point and not that good.
Now I love first person shooters but Halo x just seams odd and wrong. It may be the viewpoint or the stupid colours they use but it really is not that good.
As for the comment about Red Faction, very poor on all levels.
In short you want to play a first person shooter on the 360 get Gears of War, if you have finished that go back and have a look at Quake 4 and wait for Quake to be releases on XBOX live. If you have a ps3 then mothball it like me in the hope that home is done right and for the day that a game of note is released. For all others just wait for the killer game (hopefully) released later this month on Arcade Speedball 2
saw it running in a shop window display
and my first thought was they were running an early Doom/Quake conversion..
It honestly looked that primitive.
If our own "gods" had to pay for all the "broken" human there is they would certaintly go bankrupt in no time :)
no mate i don't own a single apple product,never have. i dont want an iphone or a mac or any of that crap. where did you even get that from? did you think a generic apple or linux abuse would work on everyone, because it's just failed and made you look like a rather big fool. i save my money for more useful things or ones that are actually affordable, why on earth would i want to pay for what is essentially a low spec pc but costs about 8x more and games that cost about $40. think ill stick to my pc and my wii (if any decent online games ever come out for it) now go suck on a lemon you mockery of a man!