Fastest selling halo game of all time

According to Microsoft halo 5 is the fastest selling halo of all time.

No surprise considering the amount of ads of a Locke and Chief showdown possibly to the death. Very disappointing how the trailers mislead us, but it’s 343i.

We’re did they say that I want to se for myself

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> We’re did they say that I want to se for myself

The official halo Facebook page posted it and it said xbox wire on it.

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> No surprise considering the amount of ads of a Locke and Chief showdown possibly to the death. Very disappointing how the trailers mislead us, but it’s 343i.

It was repeatedly stated that we would be witnessing the beginning of the greatest hunt. How did you get showdown to the death out of that?

Actually this isn’t even close. From what I’ve seen of the numbers, halo 5 had 0.5 million preoders and 1.5 million* copies sold in this first week.

Halo 2 had 1.5 million preoders, 2.4 million by first 24 hours.
Halo 3 had 1.7 million preoders, 2.5 million by first 24 hours, and 3.3 million by first 12 days.

*I have not been able to confirm this source. Microsoft has not released any official sales in number of copies so I don’t have high confidence in this number

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> > No surprise considering the amount of ads of a Locke and Chief showdown possibly to the death. Very disappointing how the trailers mislead us, but it’s 343i.
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> It was repeatedly stated that we would be witnessing the beginning of the greatest hunt. How did you get showdown to the death out of that?

What are you talking about? The hunt is over. Locke and Chief are best buds now.

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> Actually this isn’t even close. From what I’ve seen of the numbers, halo 5 had 0.5 million preoders and 1.5 million copies sold in this first week.
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> Halo 2 had 1.5 million preoders, 2.4 million by first 24 hours.
> Halo 3 had 1.7 million preoders, 2.5 million by first 24 hours, and 3.3 million by first 12 days.

This came from Microsoft on xbox wire.

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> > No surprise considering the amount of ads of a Locke and Chief showdown possibly to the death. Very disappointing how the trailers mislead us, but it’s 343i.
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> It was repeatedly stated that we would be witnessing the beginning of the greatest hunt. How did you get showdown to the death out of that?

It coud have been inferred through “the Cost” and “All Hail” trailer, though I never once thought that either one would die. Seems like we were Hunting Cortana more than Chief. Locke only had 2 tasks, which was dealing with Cortana and bring Chief back. The Ads really did over shoot the mark. No Oni, no damaged Infinity, nothing about Chief being dead in the game (as a lie in HTT).

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> Actually this isn’t even close. From what I’ve seen of the numbers, halo 5 had 0.5 million preoders and 1.5 million copies sold in this first week.
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> Halo 2 had 1.5 million preoders, 2.4 million by first 24 hours.
> Halo 3 had 1.7 million preoders, 2.5 million by first 24 hours, and 3.3 million by first 12 days.

Microsoft themselves confirmed it

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> > Actually this isn’t even close. From what I’ve seen of the numbers, halo 5 had 0.5 million preoders and 1.5 million copies sold in this first week.
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> > Halo 2 had 1.5 million preoders, 2.4 million by first 24 hours.
> > Halo 3 had 1.7 million preoders, 2.5 million by first 24 hours, and 3.3 million by first 12 days.
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> This came from Microsoft on xbox wire.

I know, I read the article. They said that it sold $400 million. But that number includes hardware (controllers and xboxes) and $250 limited edition games. In terms of number of copies the game has sold on launch, it’s the slowest launch since CE.

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> > > Actually this isn’t even close. From what I’ve seen of the numbers, halo 5 had 0.5 million preoders and 1.5 million copies sold in this first week.
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> > > Halo 2 had 1.5 million preoders, 2.4 million by first 24 hours.
> > > Halo 3 had 1.7 million preoders, 2.5 million by first 24 hours, and 3.3 million by first 12 days.
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> > This came from Microsoft on xbox wire.
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> I know, I read the article. They said that it sold $400 million. But that number includes hardware (controllers and xboxes) and $250 limited edition games. In terms of number of copies the game has sold on launch, it’s the slowest launch since CE.

This game has sold at least 5 million

Don’t try to downplay this

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> > No surprise considering the amount of ads of a Locke and Chief showdown possibly to the death. Very disappointing how the trailers mislead us, but it’s 343i.
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> It was repeatedly stated that we would be witnessing the beginning of the greatest hunt. How did you get showdown to the death out of that?

How about the trailer that showed Locke standing over chief with a broken visor, pointing a magnum at his face.

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> > > Actually this isn’t even close. From what I’ve seen of the numbers, halo 5 had 0.5 million preoders and 1.5 million copies sold in this first week.
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> > > Halo 2 had 1.5 million preoders, 2.4 million by first 24 hours.
> > > Halo 3 had 1.7 million preoders, 2.5 million by first 24 hours, and 3.3 million by first 12 days.
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> > This came from Microsoft on xbox wire.
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> I know, I read the article. They said that it sold $400 million. But that number includes hardware (controllers and xboxes) and $250 limited edition games. In terms of number of copies the game has sold on launch, it’s the slowest launch since CE.

They haven’t said anything about sales numbers yet, just money.

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> > > > Actually this isn’t even close. From what I’ve seen of the numbers, halo 5 had 0.5 million preoders and 1.5 million copies sold in this first week.
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> > > > Halo 2 had 1.5 million preoders, 2.4 million by first 24 hours.
> > > > Halo 3 had 1.7 million preoders, 2.5 million by first 24 hours, and 3.3 million by first 12 days.
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> > > This came from Microsoft on xbox wire.
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> > I know, I read the article. They said that it sold $400 million. But that number includes hardware (controllers and xboxes) and $250 limited edition games. In terms of number of copies the game has sold on launch, it’s the slowest launch since CE.
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> This game has sold at least 5 million
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> Don’t try to downplay this

Source? Microsoft hasn’t released any official numbers…

But all numbers shown so far agree with me.

UK numbers

Japan numbers
Both are worst since CE. I’m not down playing anything. Stop sipping the kool aid

Lol. It’s because they’re counting console bundle sales. AND The Legendary edition is like $250. Halo 3’s legendary edition was only $130, and there was no console bundle. Money numbers are one thing, but as far as actual copy sales? We’ll still have to wait.

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> No surprise considering the amount of ads of a Locke and Chief showdown possibly to the death. Very disappointing how the trailers mislead us, but it’s 343i.

So I take it that you didn’t understand the point of the advertising, huh?

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> > > > Actually this isn’t even close. From what I’ve seen of the numbers, halo 5 had 0.5 million preoders and 1.5 million copies sold in this first week.
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> > > > Halo 2 had 1.5 million preoders, 2.4 million by first 24 hours.
> > > > Halo 3 had 1.7 million preoders, 2.5 million by first 24 hours, and 3.3 million by first 12 days.
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> > > This came from Microsoft on xbox wire.
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> > I know, I read the article. They said that it sold $400 million. But that number includes hardware (controllers and xboxes) and $250 limited edition games. In terms of number of copies the game has sold on launch, it’s the slowest launch since CE.
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> They haven’t said anything about sales numbers yet, just money.

Yup, just edited my post to reflect that my 1.5 million number probably can’t be trusted. But either way see my above post with Japan and UK numbers, those agree.

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