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Halo Series Tops 60 Million Units Sold - News

by William 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.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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FightingSmile (on 19 October 2014)

Well deserved and hopefully it has more sales to come!!!

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T.Rexington (on 19 October 2014)

Congrats to MS, Bungie, and 343 for creating one of the best franchises ever!

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Goatseye (on 19 October 2014)

Europe gotta get with program and join in with the Chief. C'mon brethren.

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ThatDanishGamer Goatseye (on 20 October 2014)

Some will but an increasing amount of Europeans are choosing PS4. Even the British are now choosing PS4 instead of xbox.

  • 0 (on 20 October 2014)

this generation of gamers is not very smart.

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AkimboCurly (on 19 October 2014)

Halo is the best franchise ever

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Baryonyx (on 19 October 2014)

10 years.. 60 million sold. 4 games. and now a complete remake.. the same people are buying the same games.. let's count it as 60 million sold.

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lehamsy Baryonyx (on 19 October 2014)

4? I think you're forgeting Halo: Reach, Halo: ODST, Halo: Wars, Halo: Spartan Assault, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, plus Halo: CE & Halo 2 were also available on PC.

All of that makes 60 m which is impressive nonetheless.

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Baryonyx Baryonyx (on 20 October 2014)

It's not impressive. 12 games/versions = 60 millions isn't impressive. I liked the first game.. but them all are pretty much the same: Run, shoot, die and re-spawn. Reach atleast got upgraded in the graphical section... FPS are easy simple games anyway.. People are buying them for the multiplats.. they should just kill the story lines, cause the story sucked.. there is no story.. it's mission briefings.. that's it

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naruball (on 19 October 2014)

"That would put digital sales at a minimum of 2.5 million units"
Not really. That doesn't take into account games that shipped over the years but weren't sold.

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Barozi naruball (on 19 October 2014)

That can't be that many. There is no recent Halo game and even Halo 4 isn't selling that much weekly. All Halo games on 360 sell 7-9k combined each week.

What we do know though is that over 1m gamers own Halo Reach digitally as that was part of a holiday bundle in 2011.

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Imaginedvl naruball (on 19 October 2014)

I do not believe there is a lot of Halo games standing on shelves right now...

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Azzanation naruball (on 19 October 2014)

Are you saying you can walk into any shop and see brand new Halo games sitting on store shelves? If so tell me where because I could do with some brand new copies.

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shikamaru317 naruball (on 19 October 2014)

Halo games don't sit on shelves very long from what I've seen. You know, I see Halo 2 make the top 200 on Amazon sometimes even after all these years.

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naruball naruball (on 21 October 2014)

Wait, are you really saying there can't be more than 30.000 copies that shipped and weren't sold around the freaking world? We're not talking about a niche game here.
@Azzanation. Where did I say "any shop"?

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