'Halo 3' - 3.3 Million Sold (And Counting)
'Halo 3' was selling like mad before it even released. When it did hit stores, it managed to earn Microsoft $170 million in one day, closing out its first week with $300 million in sales. Now, less than a month after launch, indications are that the game has sold 3.3 million copies, more than the twice as many as the other top-ten selling games for September combined.
This resulted in $1.36 billion dollars in revenue for the video game industry that month, nearly double the $779 million from the same period the year before. The game's success drove huge sales for the Xbox 360 console. Microsoft sold 528,000 consoles over that period, compared to 501,000 of Nintendo's Wii and 119,000 of Sony's PlayStation 3.
Will the Xbox 360 come out on top this holiday season? Will 'Mario Galaxy' put the Wii back on top next month? Or, will Sony's $399 PlayStation 3 help that system gain some ground? Stay tuned!
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