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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.

What’s your favorite Halo memory? Let us know in the comments below.

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Halo Franchise Has Sold Over 40 Million Copies, Microsoft Releases Lots of Interesting Stats

Microsoft has released a ton of Halo franchise statistics to whet your appetite ahead of Halo 4's release next week.

By Matthew Bennett | 10/31/2012 11:21 AM PT

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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.

What’s your favorite Halo memory? Let us know in the comments below.

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About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89