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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (X360) > Opinions (93)

STRYKIE posted 14/11/2013, 06:59
I'd hate to be that guy, but now ganoncrotch mentions it, I wonder if Microsoft are considering a Halo 2 remake this time next year, and/or if it'll be released for 360, or XB1, or both? Will MS still be publishing 1st party 360 games by then?
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sales2099 posted 15/02/2013, 03:05
For a HD remake with no MP, nice profit indeed. Should settle around Halo Wars numbers.
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Proclus posted 10/12/2012, 01:23
2M!
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T.Rexington posted 09/10/2012, 11:42
Getting close to 2 million. I wonder what the lifetime sales for this will be. Halo games tend to keep on selling overtime. It'll more than likely get a boost in sales once Halo 4 comes around if the price is right.
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T.Rexington posted 20/08/2012, 06:07
I think sales are gonna pick up for this when holiday sales come in and Halo 4 draws very near. They'll pick it up around. 2.5 to 3 million.
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Ganoncrotch posted 16/07/2012, 12:36
bring on the 10 year anniversary of halo 2 >.>
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Ganoncrotch posted 16/07/2012, 12:35
Great remake of this absolute landmark game in console fps genre just got the 1000pts in it the other day, really nice the way they've worked the achievements into it, all the standards for halo such as finishing each stage and finishing every stage on each of the difficulties but they've also gone and added in 2 achievements per stage which are all rather fun to aim at things like finish library heroic without dying or library legendary in under 30mins.

100% offline achievements too so no need for grinding tons of ranks or whatever in games online to 1000pt the game, really makes it enjoyable to play over and over.
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Mr Puggsly posted 18/06/2012, 07:18
@ pezus - Origins was bundled, but not nearly as much.

The PSP games are not remakes. They are original games and Origins on PS3 were ports. I don't understand your ODST analogy at all.

I don't think sales2099 told a lie, he was just wrong. Either way, I never defended him because I'm aware other ports/remakes have sold better. Not many, but its been achieved.
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pezus posted 09/06/2012, 02:53
@Puggsly: Wait, so you want to say GoW Collection sold well because of bundles but then go on to mention Origins, which was also bundled, and end with "GoW is a hit, but not the hit bundles have lead you to believe."

GoW: Origins didn't perform very well because it is a collection of PSP spin-off remakes, obviously. Like doing a remake of Halo ODST.

And we're going wayyyyy ahead of ourselves here. I posted here originally because sales2099 posted a blatant lie, which I corrected. Then you had to make excuses for him.
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enrageorange posted 20/05/2012, 06:20
So far this year, god of war collections sold 30k, according to vgcharts so it basically stopped selling. This is up to 250k. It could pass collections by next year, and considering well over half of GoW collection's sales were free bundles its already past it in terms of actual sales, http://www.analoghype.com/video-games/playstation-3-news/god-of-war-collection-hits-the-1-million-mark, and unless adjusted down this game will pass 2mil, and probably end up near 3mil, its already at 1.8mil, and still selling according to vgchartz.
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BenVTrigger posted 30/04/2012, 09:31
People who expected this game to do over 2 million are.............well honestly dumb. No HD remake EVER will without bundling, and yes that includes GOW. Only super hardcore fans of a franchise ever buy the remake
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Mr Puggsly posted 23/04/2012, 06:47
@ pezus - Blah, blah, blah... you take no factors into consideration. God of War Collection had console bundling (black friday) and was bundled with controllers. On top of that its been on the market for about 2 year longer.

Look how piss poor God of War Origins performed. Which was also bundled with controllers. God of War is a hit, but not the hit bundles have lead you to believe.
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pezus posted 20/04/2012, 05:18
@Puggsly: It's already crawling to a halt, do you really think it will catch the GoW collection (which btw is still selling). Not to mention that Halo is a significantly bigger franchise than GoW, yet GoW collection sold considerably more.
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Metroid33slayer posted 04/04/2012, 07:09
Scratch that! this game has already hit a brick wall and will just about make 2m, the guy from vgchartz that wrote that article about future halo sales predicted 6m. He is probably keeping a low profile.
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Mr Puggsly posted 26/03/2012, 07:41
@ Heavenly_King - People had unrealistic expectations, you included. Its the same old game with improved graphics. Yet its still selling better than most AAA games. If you can't admit that's impressive than you sir are a moron.
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T.Rexington posted 25/03/2012, 07:40
This is pretty interesting to see, I would think that CE would've sold better, but it's hard to gauge the popularity of a series by an HD remake because it seems like they always under perform compared to the original release, as opposed to matching. I'm not ready to say the Halo series is in trouble when CE has been available to play on the 360 in retail form since day one, and that's also including the digital release on xbox live. I feel like MS should've done the same job with ODST last time and give out the entire Reach multiplayer on one disc.
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Heavenly_King posted 24/03/2012, 11:18
ouch!! I thought that would be way better than this. Looks like COD is killing Halo
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blue7x7 posted 18/03/2012, 04:40
Wasn't it just recently bundled with the Xbox 360 for the 10th anniversary of Halo so the sales should have picked up because of that??
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Mr Puggsly posted 23/01/2012, 07:32
@ pezus - GoW Collection has been on the market for years. This has only been on the market for a few months. You couldn't figure that out? OoT is a massive success, no shame in selling less than that.
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coolbeans posted 22/01/2012, 02:16
I think both God of War collection and OOT3D are just remastered editions, rather than what one would call remakes. I don't recall either of those games having much of an overhaul beyond the graphics department.
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pezus posted 19/01/2012, 06:04
Huh? It's way below both Ocarina of Time 3D and God of War Collection
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sales2099 posted 19/01/2012, 06:48
at least 2 million lifetime, up there with Halo Wars. Stlll the best selling remake ever, not bad at all
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Metroid33slayer posted 13/01/2012, 09:59
People were predicting 5 to 6 million but i can see it stalling at 3 to 3.5 million because it will have a short lifespan due to the immonence of halo 4.
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Metroid33slayer posted 13/01/2012, 09:54
Adjusted down by about 150k. Sales are underwhelming even considering it is a remake, this franchise usually so strong.
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Metroid33slayer posted 10/01/2012, 05:43
Everytime you reah a checkpoint the game freezes and either you or your partner teleports into a wall, Terribly nimplemented checkpoints that drag this game from greatness
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Mr Puggsly posted 07/01/2012, 02:50
@ OkeyDokey - I think you're forgetting all past Halo releases were original games. This is basically a 10 year old game with improved graphics. God of War Collection was two games by the way. Don't forget MS still has an opportunity to release Halo 2 Anniversary.
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Nsanity posted 05/01/2012, 06:52
@OkeyDokey: significant marketing? quit talking out your ass.
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Zim posted 05/01/2012, 05:56
@okeydokey This game didn't have an updated multiplayer. It had an entirely different multiplayer that was half the size of the original game and that was also available as an odd on to a huge selling game. I mean you are comparing it to GoW collection which is stupid. GoW collection was $10 cheaper and two games combined. Not only this but in the time this reached 1.35million the GoW collection was only at 630k. The original Halo is also one of the best selling xbox orignals on the marketplace.
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enrageorange posted 01/01/2012, 12:22
actually I think the biggest problem with this game was that it didn't have a marketing campaign. I don't watch a lot of tv, but the only ads I saw for this were on dedicated gaming sites. On the other hand halo 3, odst, reach, and even halo wars had huge tv campaign ads and everyone knew about the game. This one just got overshadowed by a bunch of huge multiplatform games. Again these sales are good, but I find them disappointing. I don't see why its so wrong that I expected it to sell more.
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--OkeyDokey-- posted 01/01/2012, 12:01
The other HD remakes didn't get a complete visual overhaul, updated multiplayer and significant marketing budgets. This was positioned as Micorosft's big holiday title and many people were expecting ODST numbers. Depending on how it holds after christmas, it may even struggle to pass the God of War Collection...
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Chunkysatsuma posted 31/12/2011, 09:09
It took Halo Wars nearly 3 years to hit 2 million - if in three years time this REMAKE of a game many still own has not sold more than 2 million I will concede it is disapointing - however this is shaping up to being the best selling HD remake of all time
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--OkeyDokey-- posted 31/12/2011, 01:27
I think Microsoft is handling this franchise the wrong way. Halo 2 and 3 launches were events. It doesn't feel like anyone cares about Halo 4, and all these remakes, prequels, side stories and spin offs are to blame.
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vashkey posted 31/12/2011, 04:18
@enrageorange The game hasn't been out for even two months...
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enrageorange posted 30/12/2011, 11:01
to clarify, im not saying your an idiot for thinking these sales are good, im saying your an idiot for making fun of people disappointed with these sales.
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enrageorange posted 30/12/2011, 11:00
Chunky you need to get your head examined. This game is no doubt selling great, but that doesn't mean the sales aren't disappointing to some who expected higher from halo. Again considering a console halo rts sold 2mil, more then double any other console rts this gen, a halo expansion sold 6mil, more then most games period, so yes I had high expectations for a remake.
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Chunkysatsuma posted 30/12/2011, 02:17
Anyone saying this is disapointing numbers wise needs a) to get their head examined as it is a remake and b) check Resistance 3 (half the sales in more then double the time)
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dsage01 posted 25/12/2011, 04:45
Great game enjoying it. I'm getting Resistance 3 which is included in the PS move sharpshooter bundle. I hope Resistance 3 can have an MP as good as this game.
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sales2099 posted 24/12/2011, 10:31
actually enrageorange Most of the millions of Halo players buy Halo for the MP. They clearly opted to buy the DLC for Reach that came with the game seperately. This number seems to be about right for the number of Halo fans that exist purely for the nostalgia
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Sccop posted 24/12/2011, 07:38
Would buy this for PC
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pezus posted 21/12/2011, 06:44
enrageorange: I was actually talking about the original PSP games. Not the remake itself.
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Millenium posted 21/12/2011, 08:38
Still deserves more, but if it reaches 2.75M - 3M lifetime, for a remake, that's great.
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Heavenly_King posted 20/12/2011, 04:26
@pezus: If the PSP games did not sell well is not because no one was intereseted in playing them, it was because most people intereseted in playing those games download them from internet.
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enrageorange posted 20/12/2011, 04:12
and evidently most halo fans did not play halo anniversary pezus, considering its sales.
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sales2099 posted 20/12/2011, 02:25
yahoo its the best selling console remake ever. Take that!
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pezus posted 20/12/2011, 01:15
Uhm, that's still not the same. Most GoW fans definitely did not play the God of War Origins games.
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Mr Puggsly posted 15/12/2011, 02:34
Saying this is the worst selling Halo is like say... God of War Origins is the worst selling God of War. Its a game that most Halo fans already played.
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yahoocomReborn posted 14/12/2011, 01:38
Halo 3 ODST week 4: 2,563,139 (US, europe, Japan), Halo anniversary week 4: 965,991.. much worse than HALO 3 ODST
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yahoocomReborn posted 14/12/2011, 01:35
Worst selling HALO FPS game
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man-bear-pig posted 14/12/2011, 11:50
my second favourite game of the year. they have perfected online gaming with the anniversary multiplayer IMO
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enrageorange posted 14/12/2011, 02:17
blue7x7 I expected a cheap remake to sell close to as much as a 60$ dlc.
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blue7x7 posted 14/12/2011, 02:13
How is this selling bad it's a remake what did people expect it to sell like? a regular halo game I would call it a huge success if it sells more than 2 million which seems like it will. Also dsage01 it is not being bundled like "crazy" is their even a bundle for it I know Halo Reach is being bundled but I have not heard of a $200 or $300 xbox 360 bundle for it.
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dsage01 posted 13/12/2011, 11:21
Great game. Unforutuantly the sales are pretty poor when compared to an average Halo game and that is being bundled crazy. For a halo game the sales are pretty poor. For a remkae the sales are excellent. I think it's one of the best shooters this year
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enrageorange posted 13/12/2011, 07:55
considering its an fps at a $40 starting price and considering a full price halo expansion sold 6mil yes this is selling bad. Its barely outpacing halo wars which was a console rts... Its still selling great for a game in general, but for a halo game these sales are very bad.
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Heavenly_King posted 13/12/2011, 06:21
For a Halo game, can it be said that it is selling like crap?? I think so, considering that this gen Halo games sold 2M+, first week.
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enrageorange posted 13/12/2011, 05:15
ya big adjustment down in America. First week down about 200k
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pezus posted 13/12/2011, 01:29
Looks like it was adjusted down?
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enrageorange posted 08/12/2011, 12:54
Unless npd comes along and causes major adjustments down it should already be close by the end of the year. Uk sales for the first two weeks were 37% of europe. Assuming it stays the same, the game should sell near 50k in Europe again. At the minimum 35k considering it sold 18k in the UK. Add in sales for rest of americas, and MEA and it will be above 100k this week. Compare sales to any game from first week of december to last. It should sell at the minimum 100k then 150k then 170k then 200k then 100k. So by January first it will probably be at 1.9mil
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pezus posted 08/12/2011, 12:01
I'm not 100% sure this will outsell the original GoW collection, legs are dying already.
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Mr Puggsly posted 07/12/2011, 04:35
@ blue7x7 - Nah, Halo CEA had the bigger budget because they actually used a new engine and created new HD graphics. While God of War Colelction was basically straight ports. Halo CEA will sell more units though. MS also has the opportunity to release a Halo 2 Anniversary as well.
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blue7x7 posted 06/12/2011, 10:56
Wow amazing sales already 1 million in 2 weeks is great for a reamake as for people saying this probably cost more than the GOW collection they probably cost the same you have to realize that the GOW collection is 2 games for the price of 1 so they had to remake 2 games this is just one game and it wasn't made from scratch.
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pezus posted 06/12/2011, 05:03
I way over predicted the sales of this
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sales2099 posted 06/12/2011, 06:17
well JustThatGamer, I got a feeling that Halo CEA will profit a hell of a lot more, seeing as it sold more in one week then GOW Collection did in its first 10 weeks :)
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Millenium posted 04/12/2011, 05:33
Will likely pass 1 million by the end of week 3.
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donsterydo2 posted 03/12/2011, 08:21
Playing it for the first time - good shit :)
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Mr Puggsly posted 03/12/2011, 03:40
@ NotStan - Well how has past re-releases of Halo sold? All we can say is this is one of the best openings a re-release has ever had. Bear in mind this wasn't hyped like other Halo games either.
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Mr Puggsly posted 03/12/2011, 03:36
@ JustThatGamer - First of all Halo:CEA will likely profit more than GoW:Collection. Also, since its only a single game MS also has the opportunity to sell a Halo 2 Anniversary. Now why are you boasting that Sony isn't spending much on simple PS2 ports? If anything you should give kudos to MS for doing something more original than simple ports.
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Chunkysatsuma posted 03/12/2011, 12:08
Actually it hasnt been built from the ground up - it is using the original engine for gameplay etc the only difference is it has a second engine running on top of that for graphics, costing considerably less than a new game would
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JustThatGamer posted 02/12/2011, 11:10
Chunkysatsuma, what you're failing to understand is that the God of War: Collection is just a HD port that cost hardly anything to make and has sold 2.5m which means it made a huge profit. The Halo REMAKE cost a hell of a lot more because they've REMADE the game from scratch. You need to learn the difference between a HD port i.e. GOW, ICO & SOTC collections and fully remade remakes such as Halo: CEA and Zelda: OOT for the 3DS, you can't compare the sales of HD ports and remakes because a remake needs to sell a lot more to make a profit than a HD port does. Anyway, this isn't a flop no matter what anyone says.
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Chunkysatsuma posted 02/12/2011, 04:34
Hardly a flop when other remakes (like God of War collection which was half the price) took 5-6 weeks to post these numbers
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1ed45 posted 02/12/2011, 03:03
bungie needs to take back halo and make it right...
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NotStan posted 02/12/2011, 12:52
In terms of Halo sales, am afraid this one can be classed as a "flop" but it's still decent sales and it's only a remake after all - remake of a game which can still be played on 360 anyway lol.
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Seece posted 02/12/2011, 02:06
pezus, it's a glitch
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pezus posted 01/12/2011, 09:09
Extrapolated lower than for just USA, Europe and Japan? Wtf
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FaRmLaNd posted 01/12/2011, 01:26
Will buy this eventually. Gotta finish Skyrim first, which will take ages.
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Kizmi posted 30/11/2011, 07:55
Sold extremely bad in Europe!
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Chunkysatsuma posted 30/11/2011, 12:13
Holy poop nearly 900,000 week one sale (forgot I was only adding the UK not the whole of Europe)
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Zucas posted 29/11/2011, 11:54
Enjoyed reliving it although, I do like Halo 2 better haha. Here's to hoping Halo 2 is remade as well. But not taking away from Halo CE which even today is still one of the best shooters ever made.
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enditall727 posted 28/11/2011, 09:11
@chunkysatsuma but god of war collection was hd ports though while Halo anniversary was litterally remade w ith THIS GEN tech from what ive heard
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Mr Puggsly posted 28/11/2011, 08:22
Considering they didn't hype it much and its essentially the origianl game, very impressive opening. Not many other IPs can do the same.
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Mr Puggsly posted 28/11/2011, 08:22
Considering they didn't hype it much and its essentially the origianl game, very impressive opening. Not many other IPs can do the same.
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Mr Puggsly posted 28/11/2011, 08:04
@ ironmanDX - I think the Saber3D just needs some optimization. Hopefully they're working on it for the rerelease of Halo 2.
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Chunkysatsuma posted 28/11/2011, 06:12
God of War collection set the standard for sales and Halo CEA took one week to get to thats month 1 sales, could easily top a couple of million :)
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Chunkysatsuma posted 28/11/2011, 06:10
600,000 for week 1 of a remake is actually ace figures :)
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ironmanDX posted 22/11/2011, 01:16
@Mr.Puggsly. Could the framerate issue be because it's essentially running 2 engines at a time? I think they've done well considering. :D
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Halo4 posted 21/11/2011, 01:56
This game is really fun, the new Graphics are Amazing and I suggest getting it! If, you don't already have it.
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dsage01 posted 19/11/2011, 07:08
I agree with Mr. Puggsly the frame rate isn't that great as I expected it to be but the campagin and online were really great. I just wish vehicle handling would be more like Halo Reach
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Mr Puggsly posted 16/11/2011, 06:10
The frame rate is a disappointment, but this game is still a blast. Arguably the most fun Halo campaign.
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Mr Puggsly posted 07/10/2011, 02:58
@ Kizmi - Its doing great in pre orders. MS has done little marketing and its climbing the pre order charts fast. It'll likely be the best selling remake/rerelease ever.
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Kizmi posted 25/09/2011, 01:07
Preorders aren't quite big for Halo game. How much did ODST have at same time to launch in 2009?
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fastyxx posted 07/06/2011, 10:25
Remastered is different than "remade". They aren't starting from scratch and rebuilding all the physics and geometry. They are up-rezzing and adding polygons. You can see that Master Chief is much blockier than, say, the Halo 4 model.
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SecondWar posted 06/06/2011, 11:55
Althoguh I am interested to see the flood in this as they weren't in Reach
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SecondWar posted 06/06/2011, 11:44
I hope we dont, from the video I thought Reach looked better. Not 're-mastered' in the way I hoped.
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oliist posted 06/06/2011, 10:02
I hope we will get something similar for Halo 2...
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.04m
Japan
1.44m
NA
0.71m
Europe
0.22m
Others
2.41m
Total
1 13,165 489,461 126,154 104,190 732,970
2 3,271 122,167 44,309 29,132 198,879
3 1,442 45,385 39,389 16,330 102,546
4 1,159 52,697 36,887 16,828 107,571
5 1,351 65,156 43,961 20,396 130,864
6 1,728 75,462 49,846 23,430 150,466
7 1,195 31,991 36,554 10,242 79,982
8 1,302 14,526 16,103 4,577 36,508
9 624 10,503 9,884 3,046 24,057
10 527 9,747 7,791 2,620 20,685

Opinion (93)

STRYKIE posted 14/11/2013, 06:59
I'd hate to be that guy, but now ganoncrotch mentions it, I wonder if Microsoft are considering a Halo 2 remake this time next year, and/or if it'll be released for 360, or XB1, or both? Will MS still be publishing 1st party 360 games by then?
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sales2099 posted 15/02/2013, 03:05
For a HD remake with no MP, nice profit indeed. Should settle around Halo Wars numbers.
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Proclus posted 10/12/2012, 01:23
2M!
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T.Rexington posted 09/10/2012, 11:42
Getting close to 2 million. I wonder what the lifetime sales for this will be. Halo games tend to keep on selling overtime. It'll more than likely get a boost in sales once Halo 4 comes around if the price is right.
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T.Rexington posted 20/08/2012, 06:07
I think sales are gonna pick up for this when holiday sales come in and Halo 4 draws very near. They'll pick it up around. 2.5 to 3 million.
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Ganoncrotch posted 16/07/2012, 12:36
bring on the 10 year anniversary of halo 2 >.>
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