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.