Saturday, September 29, 2007

Halo 3 - "Biggest entertainment launch in history"

RegHardware reports: [edited]

Halo 3 achieved record US sales of $170m within its first 24 hours on sale, Microsoft claimed today, boasting the figure makes its game the "biggest entertainment launch in history", eclipsing records set by the Spider-man 3 and Harry Potter movies.

The company also claimed that 1.7m Halo 3 copies were pre-ordered in the US, which also makes it the fastest selling computer game in history, it alleged. Halo 3 snatched this title from its predecessor, Halo 2.

Winning both titles will be good news for Microsoft's front-man, Bill Gates, who took a brief break from counting his money to shake hands with Halo 3 fans as they received their copies of the game at a launch event in Seattle.

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