Opening week sales for Halo 4 are in. The game sold 3.1 million units in its first 24 hours and has gone on to sell 3,798,209 units in its first week according to VGChartz. These sales numbers are just a tick under Halo 3 which sold 3,811,047 units in its opening week. However it did beat the first week of Halo: Reach which sold 3,698,137 units.
While Halo 4 did not set a franchise record it does show that the franchise is as popular as ever. It is also the bestselling home console exclusive game in 2012 in just its first week.
Halo 4 helped push the Xbox 360 to become the bestselling platform for the week. The Xbox 360 sold 425,815 units and has now surpassed 70 million units sold to consumers. This figure comes seven years after it first launched in November 2005. The console has averaged 10 million units sold per year.
Microsoft announced during its last quarterly report that Xbox 360 shipments had reached 70 million as of September 30.