Microsoft: Xbox 360 has sold 17.7 million, Halo 3 8.1 million
Whether you bought a Wii, Xbox 360 or even a PlayStation 3, you can’t argue that this was an amazing year for console gamers. The industry certainly can’t argue this fact either, as gaming as a whole made over $40 billion in 2007, with much of the success coming between August and November. Microsoft in particular did well for themselves over the year, or so they tell you.
According to Microsoft, thanks to a strong holiday showing which included hits like Mass Effect and Halo 3, the Xbox 360 surpassed the 17.5 million unit mark. In fact, Halo 3 alone has topped 8 million units, with Mass Effect selling another 1.6 million units in just six weeks.
“Microsoft is proud of the contributions Xbox 360 is making to the gaming industry, and looks forward to an even more successful 2008,” Microsoft said.
I would be kind of interested to see if we could find out how many of those 17.7 million consoles Microsoft brags about selling were purchased by people who just didn’t feel like sending their Ringed One in for repair.
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November 5th, 2008 at 3:05 am
Most defiantly printing money, thats the thing compared with PS3 people have actually bought this to play games on, I bet no game on ps3 has the kind of buy percentage as Halo 3
November 16th, 2008 at 10:01 pm
Halo sells like hot cakes. Is halo 3 supported on PS 3?