Halo: Reach Will Steal Your Social Life

  • By MyAlterEgo on

    September 16, 2010


  • I know all of the hype and coverage on Halo: Reach has begun to get a little tiresome. I have lost count of how many times I have wrote something about it on here, and I promise this will be the last of them.....for a good while at least.

    With Reach's release just 2 days ago, I have already clocked in over 10 hours (this won't seem like much compared to many of the die hard fans out there) of Campaign and Slayer goodness. I do not plan on slowing down any time soon, and once you get your hands on the game -- if you have not already -- it would be hard to hold that against me.

    Directly from VGChartz:
    With final pre-orders of just under 2 million units in the Americas and nearly 600,000 units in EMEAA, Bungie reporting that Reach surpassed the one-day XBox LIVE record for concurrent unique users (at over two million unique users) and hype to rival the release of Modern Warfare 2 last year, nobody doubted that Halo: Reach would be big. Well, preliminary day one sales are in and it looks like over 3 million units of Reach were sold in the first 24 hours of availability across the Americas and EMEAA (Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa).
    It is hard to argue with those numbers, and by the end of the week the estimated sales will be around 4,250,000. Say what you want about Call of Duty and its numbers....Halo is still the king of the video game industry. A console exclusive with these sales is an impressive feat.

    I know, I know, I should get off of my knees and quit blowing Bungie, Halo, etc. but I can't help it; Halo: Reach is miles better than Halo 3 (the worst game in the franchise), and is the second best in the franchise (Halo: Combat Evolved will always remain on top).

    2 comments:

    Marc said...

    I've heard of this, but never actually tried it. Social life genocide sounds promising to me. :)

    MyAlterEgo said...

    I can tell you one thing...this past week has been nothing but work and Halo. As you can see, my social life has hit a bit of a snag.

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