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Lifetime sales of Halo Infinite?

0-3 million 3 8.33%
 
3-6 million 9 25.00%
 
6-9 million 7 19.44%
 
9-12 million 10 27.78%
 
12-15 million 4 11.11%
 
15-18 million 0 0.00%
 
18-21 million 2 5.56%
 
21-24 million 1 2.78%
 
above 24 million 0 0.00%
 
Total:36

I won’t be surprised if it tops 10m, and it may even top Halo 3 if they nail both the campaign and multiplayer.



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Then we have the rumor that the entire MP is free to play. If that’s the case, given the Xbox ecosystem isn’t confined to a single platform....oh boy.



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I wanted to get this out there one more time before the show next week for anyone wanting to cast some blind votes. Will revisit after the show on Thursday.



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Giving how it was underwhelming, graphically wise, and how it is available in game pass. I would say no more than 3 million. Mainly due to game pass.



TheRealOne said:
Giving how it was underwhelming, graphically wise, and how it is available in game pass. I would say no more than 3 million. Mainly due to game pass.

Yeah the game pass may have some effect on sales.  The graphics from the 8 minute demo was from a 4 month ago build and it wasn't running on the Series X.  It was running from a mid-spec PC used for tools and debugging, not designed for gameplay.  Not sure why they chose to do that considering they needed to show their flagship launch game in a positive light.  The shorter trailer showed a difference in textures that relates to the more time spent on the game.  I'm not happy with them trying to use the Coronavirus as an excuse either because this project has been worked on for 5 years.  Hopefully we get some updated gameplay demos and see some multi-player.



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Who would buy this when it's basicly free?



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eva01beserk said:
Who would buy this when it's basicly free?

I mean, you could say the same for other games that Microsoft has released the last few years, as all of them were on Gamepass as well. And yet Rare claimed Sea of Thieves was about 50/50 sales/gamepass at one point. Minecraft Dungeons was at the top of the bestsellers list on XB1 for good while after release. Not everybody is interested in Gamepass, and wants to own an actual copy of a game. 

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If the recent rumors that the multiplayer is free to play for everyone are true, with only the singleplayer being available for purchase, I would guess sales will come in at less than 4m lifetime, with another 4m or so playing the singleplayer on Gamepass. However, what will be far more important is the player count for the F2P multiplayer, and I could easily see F2P Halo multiplayer hitting 25m players lifetime on Xbox and PC combined, even more if they do end up having some kind of battle royale mode.



shikamaru317 said:
eva01beserk said:
Who would buy this when it's basicly free?

I mean, you could say the same for other games that Microsoft has released the last few years, as all of them were on Gamepass as well. And yet Rare claimed Sea of Thieves was about 50/50 sales/gamepass at one point. Minecraft Dungeons was at the top of the bestsellers list on XB1 for good while after release. Not everybody is interested in Gamepass, and wants to own an actual copy of a game. 

After that showcase I think thats coming to an end. I think they where promoting gamepass and not the Xbox. 



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Of actual sales. 3-8 million. With game pass maybe 13-15 million players but the game itself won't sell a ton at full price. Just doing a lazy open world is not the problem solver for a series losing relevance. Didn't help Gears 5 either. They need to re-invent the mechanics and series to gain new fans. Otherwise just clinging onto an existing fanbase that is declining.



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