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Halo 4 Sells Over 3 Million Units Opening Day - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 November 2012 / 40,374 Views

Halo 4 has set a franchise record for biggest opening day. The game sold 3.1 million units according to VGChartz estimates. The majority of the sales were in the USA which sold 1.9 million units or 60 percent of the total sales. To compare, this is an increase of about 15 percent over Halo 3 and Halo: Reach day one sales.

Halo 4 Day One Sales

Halo 4 is expected to sell about four million units worldwide by the end of the week. This is an increase over Halo 3 which sold 3.8 million units worldwide in its first week and an increase over Halo: Reach which sold 3.7 million units.

If sales hold up for the rest of the week it would become the biggest launch for an exclusive console game in history. However it would not break the record for biggest opening, which goes to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 which sold a combined 14 million units and 7.5 million units on the Xbox 360.

Halo 4 launched in North America and across Europe, with a release date in Japan on November 8.


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29 Comments
Proclus (on 07 November 2012)

Well deserved.

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RaiderMX Proclus (on 07 November 2012)

Certainly. MUCH more deserved than Call of Duty.

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OneHappyGamer:) (on 07 November 2012)

awesome! it deserves it :) best game on the 360!

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krafty89 (on 07 November 2012)

Add your Halo 4 is expected to sell about four million units worldwide by the end of the week... looks like my prediction may come true :)

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sales2099 (on 07 November 2012)

Series back on the rise!

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fighter (on 08 November 2012)

i hope it becomes an immortal franchise like mario or zelda

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Argh_College (on 07 November 2012)

amazing numbers! Halo is back! Black Ops 2 8m on 360 ?

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Proclus Argh_College (on 07 November 2012)

Wouldn't suprise me.

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SangheliZealotX Argh_College (on 07 November 2012)

I seriously doubt blops 2 will beat mw3 considering it has 700000 less pre orders.

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pezus Argh_College (on 07 November 2012)

@Sangheli: Preorders are off for Blops II

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SangheliZealotX Argh_College (on 08 November 2012)

@penzus, I doubt there under tracked by 700000 maybe 200k most, and why would that game be off but nothing else?

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pezus Argh_College (on 14 November 2012)

Halo was off too but corrected. AC3 was off. Almost all games are off lol

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hunter_alien (on 08 November 2012)

Good going H4 ;-)

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Kizmi (on 08 November 2012)

Interesting to see Xbox 360 hardware spike in next weeks sales report. ;)

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jamesmarkus87 (on 07 November 2012)

I am very impressed, especially considering that 360's weekly sales are the lowest they've been in years. And if there's no new Halo game next fall, this game could have great legs.

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Proclus (on 07 November 2012)

Lol, fess up, which chump came and votes down ALL of the positive comments regarding Halo 4?

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man-bear-pig Proclus (on 07 November 2012)

I think we all know who's doing it...

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enrageorange (on 07 November 2012)

Amazing sales, but this game launched in November. I was expecting slightly higher sales. Now I don't think it will be able to pass Halo: Reach, but I guess that depends on word of mouth more than anything.

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GameAnalyser (on 07 November 2012)

Beat Call of Duty on 360 and we'll see what it means to be the real beast.

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GameAnalyser GameAnalyser (on 07 November 2012)

Over the years, COD has accomplished a far better deserving place in the gamer's hearts. Bungie steps out when 343 decides to continue this mayhem.

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man-bear-pig GameAnalyser (on 08 November 2012)

Pokemon has never sold 2.1-2.2m in its 1st day in the USA

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man-bear-pig GameAnalyser (on 08 November 2012)

Oops, wrong place

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man-bear-pig (on 07 November 2012)
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