San Francisco, Nov 15 (): Microsoft’s Halo 4 action-shooter video game brought in 220 million dollars in global sales on its launch day. Halo 4, which is released on Tuesday last week is expected to cross 300 million dollars in this weekend making it as the biggest launch in the Halo franchise’s history.
The previous game “Halo: Reach,” the series’ fourth game which was launched on September 2010 raked in 200 million dollars in worldwide sales on the launch day. The Halo franchise games has earned over 3.38 billion dollars in revenues since its launch in 2001, Microsoft said.
In the release party, three soldiers wearing costumes stood in the front of the crowd and making sure that no one got past them, broke into the facility. However, no one was being threatened.
A spectacular display of more than 113,000 LED lights, 50 feet in diameter was flown by the company Microsoft, in a helicopter over the Thames River and could be seen for miles in and around London.
It retails for 59.99 dollars via Amazon, Microsoft Store, GameStop, Best Buy, Target and Walmart.
Microsoft has spent lot of money on “Halo 4″ than any other game they have ever produced. Halo 4 was developed by 343 Industries, is the newest title in this console series and features muscular space marine Master Chief and this time fights against an olden alien force.
“Halo 4″ were created by Bungie studios, which Microsoft acquired in 2000. The game Halo 4 indeed lives up to its reputation. Halo 4 is set after the final events of Halo 3. Master Chief has been in stasis floating through space for nearly 5 years and winds up at a Forerunner planet. The multi-player campaign and single player will keep you coming back for more advanced graphics and a new class of evil enemies — the Prometheans.
Tony Bartel, the Game Stop president said “Consumer excitement and demand for Halo 4 is even greater than we anticipated.”