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Halo Wars (X360) > Opinions (194)

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matt247 posted 19/03/2009, 11:31
under tracked
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Fenristh posted 19/03/2009, 08:36
Probably a million shipped, not sold.
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DevilishSix posted 19/03/2009, 03:35
Close to a million units in 3 weeks for a console RTS seems unheard of to me. Compared to its FPS brothers it would be disappointing, but surely Microsoft considers this a success.

I really like the game and would buy a copy of Halo Wars 2 if made.
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RockSmith372 posted 19/03/2009, 03:04
i had full intentions this wasn't a shooter. That's why i bought it. I love RTSs. I love shooters don't get me wrong but RTSs are my guilty pleasures when it comes to videogames
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bkslopper posted 18/03/2009, 04:47
I'm not a huge fan of this game. I had more fun with Red Alert on the PS1. (Strangely my fav RTS.) Even that game supported squads. I'm teetering on selling halo Wars.
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GamerBOB posted 18/03/2009, 02:57
I don't want to bash but seriously. Anyone who would not know enough about games to not know this game isn't a shooter? Can you read can you see? I mean I've looked at the box and it's pretty obvious....
I could see blindly renting this but otherwise...
"I didn't know Grand Theft Auto IV wasn't a race game...."
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Barozi posted 18/03/2009, 02:06

You shouldn't feel sorry when they are too dumb to look the ad til the end.
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Seece posted 17/03/2009, 09:09
jmcraddock have you got nothing better to do? I doubt very much even have a 360 to judge Halo Wars.
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thanny posted 17/03/2009, 10:13
the ads reeeally it looks like an fps. i feel sorry for all the people who saw this and bought it thinking it was a shooter...
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Jo21 posted 16/03/2009, 06:20
"BUT this isnt a shooter?!" but it got decent sales in america.
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itap posted 15/03/2009, 11:15
This game was fantastic! THE BEST console RTS EVER!!!
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StockoPS3 posted 15/03/2009, 10:56
Its only selling cause its got halo on it...
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Barozi posted 15/03/2009, 09:19
not true and a lot of sources can proof you wrong
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jmcraddock posted 15/03/2009, 07:35
nah haze was alot better then this.

this game is 3/10. halo 3 was sick, even haze was 10x better then this game. if your thinking about getting this game, i would strongly reconsider
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NightstrikerX posted 15/03/2009, 02:20
Does anyone want to play co-op, from mission 1 to finish on legendary? If your up to the challange, send me a message or write on my wall.

Great game!
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TacoBoy49 posted 14/03/2009, 08:26
What's with the hate hate hate? Its a good game! Go hate on Haze!
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 14/03/2009, 07:29
I'm on Level 9 and I can't finish it !
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Barozi posted 14/03/2009, 02:30
Now imagine if Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games was a RTS.
Believe me it wouldn't have sold 11 millions.
The reason it sold so good is that it was a casual game with well known characters on a casual console.
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TheConduit posted 14/03/2009, 01:17
To ps3-sales!
we all know this is only a good game but its expected to sell better because it has Halo in the title.
Mario and Sonic the Olympic games was an average title but sold 11 mill over all.
Names sell
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Theo posted 14/03/2009, 05:11
I honestly thought this game would do alot better
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ps3-sales! posted 13/03/2009, 10:24
I'm thinking that this is a good RTS game. But thats it. A GOOD game. Not a great game. Its a nice start for console RTS games but will sell great only because halo is a very established franchise. Kind of pathetic if you ask me when they could have make the same game, different characters, and it would have sold half of what it has currently.
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headshot91 posted 13/03/2009, 09:41
I guess others doesnt really like this game as much as usa does, jeez about 1/3 of usa sales!
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Strategyking92 posted 13/03/2009, 06:33
You know, people who make troll accounts do so because they have small penises.
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Babalos posted 13/03/2009, 04:00
What a horrible game. Just cause it has the Halo tag it will sell.... How sad.
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Simulacrum posted 13/03/2009, 08:56
I might buy Xbox 360 for this...Looks so great.
But then I remember I didin't like other Halos..
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dsister44 posted 12/03/2009, 11:49
i guys dont kno what you are talking about i love thiss game and it is better then lotr;bfm2 which i own
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Strategyking92 posted 12/03/2009, 10:32
Slimebeast posted 24/01/2009, 12:19
I predict 85% on Gamerankings, 700,000 copies 1st week and 2.4 million lifetime.

OMG, slimebeast was *kind of* right!
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sashalight posted 12/03/2009, 10:19
And now it's number one in Worldwide Chart, and KZ only on the 4 place. Microsoft is making no mistake.
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shinyuhadouken posted 12/03/2009, 06:50
good american sales
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jpain333 posted 12/03/2009, 06:31
should hit a million in the next two weeks....excellent for a RTS game, congratz...
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GamerBOB posted 12/03/2009, 04:42
@ drakesfortune
Obviously a PS3 fan boy

"That's a lot of disappointed people I'm guessing. Meaning, I bet a huge...huge chunk of those people thought they were getting an FPS. RTS's don't sell this well, not even the best of them, and Halo Wars certainly isn't as good as most RTS's. I think Microsoft is making a HUUUUGE mistake diluting the Halo name with a game like this."

I see a lot people on my friends list playing this and enjoying it. I have personally messaged several of them that have no prior RTS games on thier list and they over whelmingly love it.
Although I'm not to impressed with this game myself I think it's bring RTS games to people that haven't ever played them. The Halo name is only strengthed by this new group of RTS players who really enjoy it. It's diversifing it beyond just a FPS.

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Barozi posted 12/03/2009, 04:03
@hatmoza 2.0
Uhm because it was released a week later ?
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TacoBoy49 posted 12/03/2009, 03:27
The Xbox 360 userbase isn't like the Wii userbase. There hardcore and usually know the game they purchase. And the demo had lik 4 million downloads. You can't sell jillian michales fitness on the 360.
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hunter_alien posted 12/03/2009, 02:22
I wonder how big will be the dropoff in sales week 2 ;)... well at least we are seeign a console RTS that has a shot at 2 million LT ;)
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drakesfortune posted 12/03/2009, 02:19
That's a lot of disappointed people I'm guessing. Meaning, I bet a huge...huge chunk of those people thought they were getting an FPS. RTS's don't sell this well, not even the best of them, and Halo Wars certainly isn't as good as most RTS's. I think Microsoft is making a HUUUUGE mistake diluting the Halo name with a game like this. People will have to stop and question their Halo purchase in the future because of this game.
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MorgZ posted 12/03/2009, 02:14
i think a few people have forgotten that Halo Wars is a RTS and and KZ is a FPS, KZ should be compared with Resistance / Gears / Halo, Halo Wars should be compared with Red Alert3 / etc.
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sashalight posted 12/03/2009, 01:53
Now HW №1 in USA, KZ2 №3. Good work!
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DonnieT18 posted 12/03/2009, 03:23
@cowboys4u86: I'd be willing to wager that HW week 1 outdid KZ week 1 based on day 1 numbers.
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FaRmLaNd posted 12/03/2009, 12:49
Just got the limited edition of this :)

Street fighter 4 was sold out everywhere.
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hatmoza 2.0 posted 11/03/2009, 08:32
why did it take KZ2 #s for the USA a couple of days to come out , but here Halowars more than a week and still nothing ??!!
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Barozi posted 11/03/2009, 01:16
You would be surprised how close Halo Wars and Killzone 2 will be together when the US data comes in.
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Cowboys4u86 posted 11/03/2009, 12:56
lol Halo Wars did nowhere near as good as KZ2 day 1 or even week 1.
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Barozi posted 11/03/2009, 09:43
badgenome is always fooling around. He knew it *rolleyes*
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revovichfan12 posted 11/03/2009, 06:28
To badgenome,

You didn't know it was RTS? I'm sorry, but you must be living under a rock to not know that.
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DonnieT18 posted 09/03/2009, 07:54
Actually Halo Wars beat KZ if you count their 'day1' for the US and other parts of the world.
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pslee posted 09/03/2009, 05:19
great numbers for rts. i wish xbox360 becomes more reliable so that i might consider getting one.
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Joeykanga posted 07/03/2009, 07:02
I played the demo and I love it, will be buying soon.
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snyperdud posted 07/03/2009, 07:58
Seemed like a fun game from the demo.

However,It's just not for me.
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badgenome posted 06/03/2009, 11:43
Just got it in the mail, and WTF? This thing isn't a shooter!
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Infamous posted 06/03/2009, 06:48
400k week 1 for an RTS on a never thought it could happen!

Loving the game btw 3v3 > all
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Strategyking92 posted 06/03/2009, 01:40
well, too bad it won't be released for the PC :P I like KB&M.
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Fenristh posted 05/03/2009, 09:56
Should do great in the US.
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lalapin0810 posted 05/03/2009, 03:39
Die with ensemble studio!!!!
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HappyPerson14 posted 05/03/2009, 03:00
400k with american sales..
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ssj12 posted 04/03/2009, 03:34
well my prediction failed
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Nightmare24 posted 03/03/2009, 10:41
wow, well ms will think of a killer game soon
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coonana posted 03/03/2009, 08:15
Too bad they they got rid of the best team to make it on the PC...The makers of Halo Wars on 360 would be perfect for a bigger PC version.
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Phobos posted 03/03/2009, 07:59
great game-great fun!

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Kyuu posted 03/03/2009, 05:57
Good sales! Still, I bet Microsoft will eventually port it to PC -_- RTS games will never be as good on consoles.
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Egghead posted 03/03/2009, 05:34
Good sales, this will most likely hit a million

More reason for more console RTS games
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jpain333 posted 03/03/2009, 05:25
for a can't hate numbers like these, even with the halo stamp
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 03/03/2009, 05:21
not good .. not bad
this game deserve more
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 03/03/2009, 10:51
FW prediction :
120k on Others
15k on Japan
200k on America

Total = 335k ?
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 03/03/2009, 10:49
What is the difference between LE and SE ?
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bknight posted 03/03/2009, 06:24
Halo 3 maps only come with the Special Edition
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yoshi88mario posted 01/03/2009, 05:39
i got it on the 28th feb and love it!!
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 28/02/2009, 08:41
100k first week in others ?
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 28/02/2009, 05:57
only 18k on
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 27/02/2009, 06:36
Did you find the free maps ?
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Seece posted 27/02/2009, 01:32
Got it! Awesome game!
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 26/02/2009, 11:01
I didn't find Halo3 maps?!
I thought it come free with this game
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 26/02/2009, 04:25
bought the LE!
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DirtyP2002 posted 25/02/2009, 06:53
my pre-order will arrive tomorrow! YEAH!
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Commando posted 24/02/2009, 03:33
yeah so happy to have my pre-order in already.

I'm puzzled why is America getting this last? Isn't it American made? LOL
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Shadowfest3 posted 24/02/2009, 02:56
I played the demo and this looks awesome. I've never played a RTS game before so I am looking forward to getting this when it comes out.
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Jexy posted 21/02/2009, 08:08
demo was awesome. should give me my starcraft fix until SC2 comes out :p
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bknight posted 19/02/2009, 12:02
Halo Wars will prove that RTS can work on a console
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black7xxx7 posted 15/02/2009, 07:03
already pre ordered it after playing the demo which was awesome by the way will probably sell 3 million or more since the halo name is attached to it hopefully it does so we can get more RTS on consoles
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madskillz posted 11/02/2009, 10:39
I got the game Tuesday.
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MrBirdTurd posted 08/02/2009, 06:42
preordered the demo is great
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halogamer1989 posted 06/02/2009, 09:43
1 million first week!
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Seece posted 06/02/2009, 01:11
I predict this is going to be awesome!
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revovichfan12 posted 02/02/2009, 01:57
900 K first week
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Oyvoyvoyv posted 31/01/2009, 01:39
I predict 85.1% on Gamerankings, 700,001 copies 1st week and 2.401 million lifetime.

Who will be closar?
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Slimebeast posted 24/01/2009, 12:19
I predict 85% on Gamerankings, 700,000 copies 1st week and 2.4 million lifetime.
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DirtyP2002 posted 19/01/2009, 10:27
another pro-order game :D
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dsister44 posted 19/01/2009, 07:24
this game is made by ensemble it is gonna be awesome,i preordered this game thats y i can say i own it
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alvarito posted 11/01/2009, 11:31
first in japan an eu?? O_o
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ValinoR92 posted 26/12/2008, 11:52
How much will this game sell? =o
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Gigantopithecus posted 04/12/2008, 03:31
Yes, RTS do work on consoles. Look at LOTR or C&C. If done right, RTS games can work on consoles beautifully.
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DreadRaptor85 posted 10/09/2008, 09:54
RTS don't work on consoles. :(
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wareagle372 posted 25/06/2008, 03:38
Q3 2008
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MontanaHatchet posted 08/06/2008, 03:38
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marcoberry3 posted 26/10/2007, 03:22
when is this game coming out?
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Shipping Total

1,000,000 Units
As of: March 2009

Opinion (194)

ice posted 06/06/2013, 02:23
The one Halo I haven't played, I will eventually buy it when I see it for a reasonable price.
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sales2099 posted 15/02/2013, 03:06
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.
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blue7x7 posted 29/01/2012, 07:00
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 unfortunately.
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Mr Puggsly posted 17/01/2012, 11:51
Finished the campaign again, great game. Shame they never brought it to the PC.
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DepthAlly posted 17/11/2011, 11:17
This is the most consistently enjoyable Halo game I've played
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Chunkysatsuma posted 27/10/2011, 10:38
Over 2 million sold, supported with dlc, high user and critic rating, active online nearly 3 years after launch - Microsoft still wont announce a sequel
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