It should come as no surprise that Halo is one of the biggest selling franchises on the Xbox. Since the release of Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One, a lot of people have been wondering exactly how many sales the game has managed to make.
Now that data is slowly coming in about sales around the world, fairly accurate information on Halo 5's week one sales are being announced. According to VGChartz, a website dedicated to reporting video game sales, Halo 5: Guardians managed to sell approximately 1.46 million copies in its first week.
The exact first week number, according to VGChartz is 1,457,849 copies, although this does not include digital sales, so we could be looking at over 2 million copies at least.
For an Xbox One exclusive title, 1.46 million isn't bad at all, but it is quite small in comparison to previous Halo releases. In fact, Halo 5 Guardians sold less copies than almost every other Halo release. Here's a week one sales rundown of the last eight Halo games.
+ Halo 3 (X360) - 3.81 million
+ Halo: Reach (X360) - 3.70 million
+ Halo 4 (X360) - 3.66 million
+ Halo 3: ODST (X360) - 2.21 million
+ Halo 5: Guardians (XOne) - 1.46 million
+ Halo: The Master Chief Collection (XOne) - 0.90 million
+ Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (X360) - 0.73 million
+ Halo Wars (X360) - 0.60 million
We can't wait to find out how much the digital sales could impact the total week one sales number of Halo 5. Perhaps the total sales number could be a lot closer to the 3.81 million record that Halo 3 reached in its first week.