It really hasnt surprised me that CEA isnt on pace with odst. First of all odst had the reach beta, it had all of halo 3's mp, and it had better graphics than halo 3. CEA is a remake that doesnt have halo 4 beta, has worse graphics than reach, and doesnt include any of reaches mp. It has 2 things going for it 1 its 40 bucks and 2 it doesnt have reach in the title (odst had halo 3) that way it doesnt look like an expansion. Also odst had marketing, i must of seen 10+ comercials for it. But i have seen zero marketing for CEA.
4.5 million seams low to me. odst did 1.6 million fw in americas and id guess CEA will do 1-1.5 million. I think it will have slightly better legs than odst because its cheap. I'd say anywere from 5-6.5 million is realalistic.
Ya mass effect 3 is doing great. I hope it does 4 million on 360(ME2 will pass 3 million). And halo 4 is doing great, i hope it gets 3 million pre-orders.
Well I do agree with a few things but I have to address a few things here.
1. We don't actually know if it will include the Halo 4 beta or not.
2. It doesn't have worse graphics than Reach, they are slightly better in fact. Also I have to point out that graphics do not sell a game (just look at COD)
3. It may not include any of Reach's MP but it does include 7 of the best MP maps of all time (one firefight map)
4. A $40 price is a very important thing it has going for it.
Also there are a few things that ODST did not have going for it such as there was no Firefight matchmaking.
When you add up the positives and negatives for each game there is no reason why Halo CEA isn't tracking like ODST, Although I think CEA will have nice legs (especially on Black Friday and the like) due to it's $40 pricetag.