Halo Series Tops 60 Million Units Sold - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 19 October 2014 / 9,706 Views
Microsoft announced in a news post about the Halo: The Master Chief Collection that sales for the Halo franchise have sold more than 60 million units. There has been more than six billion hours of play on Xbox Live.
"Thirteen years ago, Xbox made gaming history with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved," read the news post. "Then, ten years ago, Halo 2 changed the face of gaming forever. To date, more than 60 million copies of Halo games have been sold worldwide, driving over 6 billion hours of gameplay by fans connected to Xbox Live."
The Halo franchise has sold 57.47 million units at retail, according to VGChartz. That would put digital sales at a minimum of 2.5 million units. The majority of the sales are in North America with 40.47 million units sold, followed by Europe with 12.61 million units sold.
Halo 3 is the bestselling game in the franchise with sales of 11.93 million units at retail. Halo: Reach has sold 9.60 million units, Halo 4 has sold 9.12 million units, and Halo 2 has sold 8.49 million units. The original Halo, Halo: Combat Evolved. has sold 6.43 million units and the remake has sold 2.27 million units.
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