Halo 5: Guardians Is Officially Biggest Halo Launch In History

Not a shock considering UK sales charts alone.

Posted By | On 04th, Nov. 2015 Under News


In what counts as the least surprising news of the week, Microsoft has announced that Halo 5: Guardians is the biggest and most successful launch in the history of the Halo franchise. The game is also the fastest selling Xbox One game since that console launched to date. The record numbers are thanks to more than $400 million in global sales in its first week on the market. While global sales numbers don’t indicate just how badly the game beat other titles in that week, we knew it had reached the top of the UK sales charts just days after it hit the market.

Microsoft says fans have already played more than 21 million hours of gameplay already and over 12 million hours of the campaign mode alone. The game also set the Guinness book of world records for most watched video game launch broadcast. The game set a rather impressive precedent with more than 330,000 unique streams on the evening of the broadcast. This resulted in a spike in digital sales of the game, and that led  to it becoming the best-selling digital game ever in the Xbox Store for an opening week.

Since it was officially announced, there has been very little doubt as to just how excited fans of the series have been about continuing the series. Those who weren’t neccesarily fans of the series have had praise for the game as well. These days, it’s just a matter of seeing how long Halo 5: Guardians can keep the momentum as it makes a serious challenge for best selling game ever.

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  • heima

    According to many (haters) it bombed.
    Glad that those awfully stupid reviews haven’t damaged this game. People who are playing it – me included – are enjoying it, campaign and multiplayer alike.

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    • Mark

      Arena and Warzone is equally amazing!

    • lagann

      I do wish there released more Warzone maps soon though. I’m having a blast online but I’m going to need more maps soon.

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  • XbotMK1

    This is actually false. Microsoft didn’t release the actual number of coppies sold because Halo 5 isn’t selling as well as previous Halo games, so instead Microsoft included hardware sales, game sales, and microtrasactions. That means they included the special edition Halo controllers and the $499 Xbox One and Halo bundle. Also, this is only revenue, not profit.

    Recently Microsoft stopped reporting Xbox One hardware sales numbers, and used monthly active Xbox Live accounts instead to mask poor hardware sales. Now they’re using revenue from Xbox One hardware sales to mask poor Halo 5 sales. This is one of the worst most pathetic spins and attempts at damage control I have ever seen from a corporation.

    Microsoft gave out this bullsht PR spin to fool people because they knew people would report it and misinterpret it. Websites need to wisen up.

    • One The One

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you’re incredibly retarded.

    • XbotMK1

      No, Microsoft fanboys like you are retarded. Keep defending Liesoft.

    • Mark

      You need help Bot. Halo 5 had 3 different versions selling in the top 20 sellers on Amazon last week. That was the standard copy, limited edition, and digital copy. It crushed every other game outside of Fallout. It outsold them by 3-1, or more….and that’s just Amazon, you crybaby lol. And it’s still currently number 12 under Fallout and COD.

  • Jimmy DoneGood

    Awesome sales for the Xbox one. Congrats.


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