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

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Posted on October 31, 2012 AT 09:21am

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.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. 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. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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