Halo 5: Guardians, developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft, has generated revenues mounting up $400 million. In just the first week of its launch Halo 5 proved to be more successful than any of its predecessors, with 2012’s Halo 4 being only be able to make $300 million in its first week.
As gamespot reports, the exact number of units sold has not been announced by Microsoft. However it can be stated that game has become Xbox One’s best-selling exclusive and also made its way to be the most played game on Xbox Live during its launch game.
Microsoft says, “Fans have logged more than 21 million hours of total gameplay, including 12 million hours in campaign mode alone,” Which is easily understandable especially with all the hype the Halo 5 was able to generate.
Microsoft also stated, “The widely praised multiplayer modes have also led to nine million total hours played with nearly seven million multiplayer matches played across Arena and the all-new Warzone mode. In addition, Halo fans are taking to the new Requisition System in a big way, with over 45 million REQ Packs acquired, totaling more than 568 million REQ Cards.”
Halo 5’s success can also be been by the fact that is has become the “best-selling digital game ever” through the Xbox Store during its launch. The Xbox boss Phil Spencer believes the game’s success is a representation of the possibilities that Xbox One holds “The game represents all the possibilities of Xbox One and has earned its place as the anchor title in the greatest holiday games lineup in Xbox history.”
Xbox Wire claims that the ” global sales of Halo 5: Guardians (games and hardware), is pushing the franchise to over $5 billion lifetime. With the highest week one attach rate for a Microsoft first party title on Xbox One, ” The news is great for Xbox fans and may especially play a role in bridging the gap between the Xbox One and the much popular PlayStation 4.
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