Halo 3 Grabs $300M During First Week

By Carlos Bergfeld, Oct 04, 2007 9:59am PDT Microsoft seems well on its way to its goal of profitability this fiscal year, as Bungie's Halo 3 netted more than $300 million in its first week of sales, Microsoft announced today. According to the announcement, this makes Halo 3 the fastest selling video game ever, but no hard numbers are given for actual shipments.

More than 2.7 million players have logged on and played Halo 3 since it shipped on September 25, giving a rough estimate of the copies that have made it into gamers' hands. Already on its way to stealing the lives of the world's youth, Halo 3 garnered more than 40 million hours of play online during its first week, according to the announcement, equivalent to 4,500 years of nonstop gaming.

The announcement follows Microsoft's previous claim of record-breaking $170 million launch day sales for the game, easily surpassing Halo 2's $125 million day-one revenues.

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