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Halo 5: Guardians sells more than $400 million (games and hardware)

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Puppyroach said:
Slarvax said:
I love how they can say SO MANY things... but don't give us sale numbers.

Have they ever given launch week numbers for any Halo game? Just a question because I don't know.

Apparently no, if what Ice linked is correct. That just makes it a little more funny. Like Smeags said, if they just say "oh, it sold 3 million first week", no one would come to make fun of the hilarous PR spin.



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FIT_Gamer said:

"One week after launching worldwide, Halo 5: Guardians has made history as the biggest Halo launch and fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive game to-date, with more than $400 million in global sales of Halo 5: Guardians games and hardware."

I guess we won't be getting any straight foward sales data from Microsoft any more. 

Of course no, the competitior's fans will use numbers if they are poor to bash all over the internet and people who are on the fence about getting an XBO will be less inclined to buy one if they see poor sales and a lot of people bashing.  That is why MS stopped doing it and its a good reason.  

 

Just from that number alone the game easily sold 1.5 million first week. 



hudsoniscool said:
JRPGfan said:


I thought the source said it was like 150k physical sales?

then people on neogaf point out evidence from past games of the same genre, that digital sales are like 10-15% of the physical sales.

 

Basically First week from UK is : 150k + whatever % you think digital sales account for.

 

Most people assume this around 10-20% or so (usually its on the lower end).

If we re generous and give it 20% sales as digital downloads, that means its sold :

150,000 physical and 30,000 digital sales = total of 180,000 (with digital)

 

People on neogaf brought up earlier FW sales of halo games in the past from the UK, and even includeing digital, sales where down from past titles.

People have no idea what it sold digitally. Ms said its the bestselling game week 1 for Xbox store ever. So assuming it's on the lower end of the 10-20% range(got pulled from nowhere by the way) is nonsensical. For all we know it could be at 40%. Need u be reminded that digital gains market share everyday.


Halo would need to have pulled off something very differnt from other games that have launched the last past few years then.

Because other games of the same genre dont do 40% of sales as digital.

 

Its extremly unlikely that it sold that much digital. Basically its wishfull thinking.



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Number of days to reach 60M from 50M : 187 days
Number of days to reach 70M from 60M : 175 days
Number of days to reach 80M from 70M : 227 days

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The game is successful but since they included hardware sales in that figure, I'm not sure what to think. They didn't include hardware revenue for Halo 4 which probably means 5 made less money than 4, but that isn't surprising.

This doesn't really tell us anything about the game's sales.



    

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This is one of those things with so many oddly specific metrics, it's hard to know what they're trying to convey here. Anyway, looking forward to NPD for actuals.



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Zoombael said:
"the highest rated Xbox One exclusive, first-person shooter game of 2015, according to Metacritic."

LMAO. There are only two 2015 X1 exclusives.


its not even the highest rated. this is saying its the highest rated FPS they released this year. and its the only FPS they released this year. they might as have just said this is the highest rated halo 5 they released this year.

 

seriously, this is one of the most hilarious PR spins i ever seen. 



i guess we will have to wait for NPD to get a clear number of how this game actually sold. we know it did 150k in the UK first week, guess NPD will tell us most of what we need to know, since the USA and UK will be by far the two biggest markets for this game.



which means the game sales suck.

 

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JRPGfan said:
hudsoniscool said:

People have no idea what it sold digitally. Ms said its the bestselling game week 1 for Xbox store ever. So assuming it's on the lower end of the 10-20% range(got pulled from nowhere by the way) is nonsensical. For all we know it could be at 40%. Need u be reminded that digital gains market share everyday.


Halo would need to have pulled off something very differnt from other games that have launched the last past few years then.

Because other games of the same genre dont do 40% of sales as digital.

 

Its extremly unlikely that it sold that much digital. Basically its wishfull thinking.

I have 6 friends who all bought digitally so we could all play at exactly 11pm the night before release.  The trend will only grow and I bet it was massive for Halo because of that incentive. 



Kyuu said:
Insidb said:

Exactly, as I wrote in a post, if there are only commas and no "and," they are all adjectives describing the same object. 

 

It may be gramatically incorrect but the intent is rather clear because they aren't doing themselves a favor by naming it the highest rated Xbox FPS "exclusive" when it is in fact the highest rated 2015 FPS "game" on any system which is the much greater honor.

Both versions of Destiny: TTK and Borderlands: Tales from the Borderlands were rated higher on metacritic.