Halo 4 Sales Records

So by now I expect a lot of you have settled in with the new gameplay within Halo 4, and are slowly rising up the Spartan Ranks. But when I say a lot of you, it may be a lot more than you might think.

343 Industries have set quite a record in games sales according to VGChartz Estimates. VGChartz have given details about Halo 4's day one sales, and the numbers are quite astonishing. Halo 4 has managed to sell 3.1 million copies in total, which is the most any console exclusive has ever sold within day one sales. 60% of those sales, or 1.9 million units were sold in the United States, the same day as Election Day. In comparison to Halo: Reach and Halo 3 sales, Halo 4 has accumulated around 15% more day one sales. If the sales were spread out evenly throughout the day, the 3.1 million copies would sell at a rate of over 2000 a minute, or around 35 every second.

Compared to Modern Warfare 3, which sold a record 14 million copies of which 7.5 million were xbox specific, Halo 4 still hasn’t managed to come out on top of game.

It will be interesting to see how Black Ops 2 sales will do in comparison to Halo 4, and who will take the lead in overall sales a month or two down the line.

Halo 4 was released on November 6th, and it is expected to sell over 4 million copies after its first week of retail.

Written by Ollie Green