Halo 3 sales
numbers to break all records
The sales figures of the
Xbox360 video game "Halo 3" are expected to break all sales
this week Microsoft predicted the sales of their "Halo 3" game
will "shatter entertainment sales records" and if the estimates
are correct, it's a done deal. Halo 3 comes in three different
editions, each of them with its own price: the standard edition
is $60, the Limited Edition is $70, and the Legendary Edition,
which comes with extra material such as a behind-the-scenes look
of how the game was made, is $130.
As the sales numbers are coming in, Xbox
360 exclusive game has sold through 1.8 million copies during
the first 8 hours of release. That is with 1.5 million copies
pre-ordered by gamers and another 300,000 sold off the shelf.
Some estimates are predicting another 1 million copies to be
sold in to bring the total 24-hour number at 2.5 million.
Microsoft is estimating that the total sales of Halo 3 will
bring in almost $200 million in the first 24 hours, making it
number one in any form of entertainment’s top “one day sales”.
These sales will certainly beat the previous record set by Halo
2 at $125 million in the first day.
Meanwhile, the British fans of Halo 3
will be paying almost twice as much for a copy of Halo 3 as
those in the U.S. The recommended retail price in the U.K. for
the basic edition of Halo 3 is £49.99, compared to about £30
($60) in the USA. The Limited Edition of Halo 3 in the U.K. goes
for £59.99 and the Legendary will cost the Britons £89.99.
Published on 09/25/2007