Try as you might ethomaz.
But Microsoft always included hardware revenue when talking about Halo first days sales. At least since Halo 3. How do you know harware, or at least Activison share of each bundle, is not included this time.
You should have followed that Neogaf thread more throughly. We are now just in a era of heavy scrutiny for anything MS related.
Unless you belive Activision is giving bundles for free there is no reason to assume part of it is into the $500mi.
MS never included hardware and I can prove that.
Halo 3 revenue was about $300m.
300k LE x $130 = ~$40m (it was more because 300k was only US)
4.3m x $60 = ~$260m
Ohhhh wait seems like the units sold to retail reached the $300m week 1.
Including the bundles units ($60 each not the hardware) and others things it is pretty inline with what Halo 3 did at launch (about 5m copies shipped to retail WW).
There is no way to get $300m with Halo 3 including $399 hardware... you will get way more revenue if you do that.
PS. I did the maths for GAF about Halo 3 and Halo 4... it was a guy trying to say it was included hardware but it was not... everybody agreed... so stop to use examples that goes againt you.