Xbox One’s Phil Spencer Applauds Halo 5: Guardians’ Success.

The game’s had a huge launch.

Posted By | On 07th, Nov. 2015 Under News


Halo 5: Guardians has had a rather incredible and successful launch and some of the top execs at Microsoft have been spending the week making sure 343 Industries gets a loud round of applause. Part of the reason the company is celebrating the launch so heartily is because it was this month last year that the Master Chief Collection launched. That particular launch was less than impressive, as the game was plagued with problems from the start.

This time around, Guardians has been about as good as advertised. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer took to Twitter to voice his congratulations for the special way in which Halo 5 dominated the Xbox sales charts. “Stat I’m most proud of in the PR release is that Halo 5 is #1 on XBL. Nice to see Halo MP doing so well again.” He said from his account. The company has seen big time popularity of the multi-player mode.

We already knew that the game had the biggest launch in Halo history but the ways to measure the success of the launch keeps popping up. Spencer has long been one who has been rooting for 343. He said the poor launch of the Master Chief collection hit 343 right in the heart. It would seem as though the company’s heart has officially healed, considering the fact that Halo 5: Guardians raised more than $400 million in revenue from and hardware sales in the short period since the game was released. Now we’ll just have to see how good the game’s sales are going to be moving forward.

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  • XbotMK1

    Rumor is it sold about 1.5 million at launch. That is a success but not nearly as good as previous Halo games.

    • Michael

      Shut up pony and stop with the so called rumors. They haven’t released numbers yet.

    • EmmanuelKShannon

      How about this, the game might be getting good reviews but a lot of fans of the game don’t care for the game.

    • Rodney Patrick

      Said the sonyfangirl

    • EmmanuelKShannon

      Yes that’s right i didn’t switch from 360 to ps4 like many others and the only thing me and my core friends I play with that switched with me regret is buying destiny.

    • Rodney Patrick

      Exactly, it made 400 million dollars!!! Even if half of that was hardware sales,that means the game it self sold 3.5 million! it’s simple math people or should I say xbotmk1 you loser!!!!

    • HisDivineOrder

      Halo 5 was never going to beat Halo 4 in sales. Smaller user base for Xbox One guaranteed that.

      Thing is, don’t get upset. Even if Halo 5 is smaller, it’s serving the greater need of Microsoft to keep that “We got better exclusives” narrative they’ll have until next year.

      That oughta sell some Xbox One’s this holiday season.

    • Tech junkie

      1.5 million is only good if a Playstation game sells that many.

  • Rueffinkiddinme

    Great game I really enjoyed it. Props to 343

    • Rodney Patrick

      Yeah same here,I’m loving it

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  • lagann

    I have a few issues with the game….

    1) Warzone is fun as hell….but 3 maps for this game mode is too little. Needs more asap.

    2) While I enjoyed the story campaign…The Hunt the Truth campaign was misleading. While yes, you play as Locke “hunting” for why Master Chief goes awol…he really doesn’t “hunt” for the truth. Locke and co follow Master Chief throughout the campaign never really trying to understand why Master Chief went awol…and then without giving spoliers, the story kind of sorts itself out without Locke and co doing any detective work. The way it was marketed did more harm than good imo.

    3) This gripe is sort of the continuation of point #2. In the marketing campaign, we get to see a pair of awesome teasers where they show Master Chief dying laying down and vice versa….this made a lot of people expect some big fight to happen between them in the game. Needless to say, that “big” fight that does happen, while totally awesome, was a short cut scene movie. We never actually get to fight Locke as Master Chief or vice versa in game….an enormous missed opportunity here.

    Other than this, this is probably the most I have enjoyed a Halo game besides Halo 1.

    • Terminator

      If it happened its not misleading. Lock is hunting Master Chief and trying to find out why he went awol.

    • Rodney Patrick

      Exactly,I don’t know what ign was talking about when they said that bulls#@t now you got all these dumb sonyfangirls running around saying Microsoft miss led us with the halo story between lock and master chief

    • lagann

      While i agree it did happen, the advertisement made it seem more deep…hence a bit misleading.

      Don’t get me wrong. Halo 5 is probably my second favorite Halo game and that’s only because nothing will beat the nostalgia from Halo 1…but Halo 5 is not without its faults. The story had a lot of missed opportunities.

  • Mark

    Props to 343, the mp is a masterpiece. I can’t believe I love it more than COD, lol.

  • HisDivineOrder

    “This time around, Guardians has been about as good as advertised.”

    Actually, the advertisements implied a storyline that never happened in any way. Chief v Locke was not the storyline of this game.

    In fact, it’s rather ironic that the basic premise of the story (ie., newbie follows vet turned rogue) is the same as Black Ops 3, except amazingly Black Ops 3 has the better take on the story.

    Except of course it’s rubbish, too. It’s like saying whether a soft taco’s better than a hard shell taco at Taco Bell. One is definitively better, but neither are amazing culinary experiences.

    • Terminator

      Oh the advertisement do happen…
      Master Chief goes AWOL. Lock is order to hunt, track down etc. the Master Chief and find out why or find out the truth as to why he went AWOL. Simple see? No? Then that’s your problem. You where expecting them to tell you the entire story through the advertisements? lol


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