NEWS - Friday, October 19, 2007


Halo 3 Sells Over 3 Million Units in 12 Days

A little Bungie game called Halo 3 owned the videogame marketplace in September, selling nearly twice as many units as its nine closest competitors combined, according to monthly sales figures released by the NPD Group today. The third chapter in Master Chief’s tale of alien woe sold 3.3 million units in the 12 days it was on sale last month, a figure that includes the Standard, Collector’s and Legendary editions. Intense interest in Halo 3 also spurred sales of the Xbox 360, helping Microsoft move more than 527,000 units in September. "Halo 3 posted phenomenal results for just 12 days of sales in the month of September. True to its name, the game rubbed off on hardware sales too - the Xbox 360 realized it’s best month ever in unit hardware sales outside last holiday season," said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. "If ever there was a doubt that great content drives hardware acquisition, this should put that doubt to rest." But the Xbox 360 wasn’t last month’s only hardware winner. The Nintendo Wii had its second-best month ever, selling more than 500,000 units despite having no Spartans on its roster. The DS also sold almost 500,000 units in September, the PSP moved about 285,000 and the PS2 outsold the PS3 - with 215,000 and 119,000 units of those systems selling respectively. In terms of units, overall console hardware sales in September jumped 124 percent over the same month last year, from about 613,000 to 1.37 million. "Although we’ve been confident for many months now that the industry was poised to realize it’s best year ever in terms of revenue, the results in recent months makes me even more bullish," Frazier said. "I believe the U.S. videogame industry will realize somewhere in the range of $17 to $18 billion for the year". Total videogame sales - for both hardware and software - in September were $1.36 billion, a 74 percent increase from last September’s $778.7 million figure. Of the top ten highest-selling games in September, four were Xbox 360 titles, two were Wii titles, two were DS titles and the PS3 and PS2 had one apiece. Here’s how the top ten ranked: 1. HALO 3 (360) - 3.3 million units 2. PLAY W/ REMOTE (Wii) - 282,000 3. LEGEND OF ZELDA: PHANTOM HOURGLASS (DS) - 224,000 4. MADDEN NFL 08 (PS2) - 205,000 5. SKATE (360) - 175,000 6. MADDEN NFL 08 (360) - 173,000 7. METROID PRIME 3: CORRUPTION (WII) - 167,000 8. BIOSHOCK (360) - 150,000 9. BRAIN AGE 2 (DS) - 141,000 10. HEAVENLY SWORD (PS3) - 139,000
Source: http://www,ign.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,597
Forum Posts: 725,800
Xbox One Titles: 1,252
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,702
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,426
Screenshots: 31,238
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 124 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
3 Replies, 226 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 469 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 305 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 346 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 607 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 789 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 977 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 889 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1163 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1421 Views

Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 943 Views

Xbox One S Theme Hockey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 816 Views

New Fable is coming!
Post by Shadow20002
2 Replies, 1116 Views

RPG Recommendation?
Post by DJ tx
8 Replies, 1186 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics