Microsoft has released a ton of Halo franchise statistics to whet your appetite ahead of Halo 4‘s release next week.
According to the publisher the franchise has sold over 46 million copies since Halo: Combat Evolved released in 2001, notching up over 5 billion hours of gameplay between them. Another interesting fact is that Halo: Reach generated $200 million in sales during its first week on sale. However, this pales in comparison to the $3 billion that the franchise has generated as a whole since 2001.
“Halo is a $3 billion blockbuster franchise which has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. From the world’s first ever red-carpet premieres for a video game to sending a man strapped to a jet-pack 50-foot above London’s iconic skyline, Halo launches have continually broken the mold and we are back with a colossal bang for Halo 4,” said Microsoft’s VP for interactive entertainment business Chris Lewis.
Halo 4 is due to release November 6 exclusively for Xbox 360.
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