Halo Wars

Global Total as of 21st Oct 2017 (units): 2.65m
Platform: Xbox 360
Developer: Ensemble Studios Genre: Strategy

Total Units

North America: 1.56m 58.8%
+ Europe: 0.80m 30.3%
+ Japan: 0.04m 1.4%
+ Rest of the World: 0.25m 9.5%
= Global 2.65m

Release History

Halo Wars Microsoft Game StudiosJapan26th February 2009Retail
Halo Wars Microsoft Game StudiosEurope27th February 2009Retail
Halo Wars Microsoft Game StudiosNorth America03rd March 2009Retail

Game Overview

Halo Wars is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360. It was released in Japan and Australia on February 26, 2009, in PAL territories on February 27, and in North America on March 3. The game is set in the science fiction universe of the Halo series in the year 2531, 20 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. The player leads human soldiers aboard the warship Spirit of Fire in an effort to stop an ancient fleet of ships from falling into the hands of the genocidal alien Covenant.

Halo Wars was officially unveiled at the X06 Xbox show in 2006. Ensemble designed the game specifically for the Xbox 360 controller, in an attempt to circumvent issues present in previous console RTS games.

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iceland (on 06 June 2013)
The one Halo I haven't played, I will
eventually buy it when I see it for a
reasonable price.
sales2099 (on 15 February 2013)
If they make a Halo Wars 2 Id imagine MS
will wait for the Xbox to sell for a few
years to build up a sizable install base
to give this the sales it needs, perhaps
release after Halo 5 so it can ride the
Halo wave.
blue7x7 (on 29 January 2012)
Yeah I know chunky I don't get why they
are not making a Halo Wars 2 it
obviously was successful 2 million for
an RTS on consoles. It also has a very
very active online community. Hopefully
they do make a Halo Wars 2 eventually
somehow I doubt they ever will
Mr Puggsly (on 17 January 2012)
Finished the campaign again, great game.
Shame they never brought it to the PC.
DepthAlly (on 17 November 2011)
This is the most consistently enjoyable
Halo game I've played
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