The company announced the profits generated by the series and which is the most successful delivery
There is no denying that Halo is one of the most iconic franchises in the video game industry and that it is worthy of Xbox representative. Both brands will turn 20 next week and in preparation for the great celebration, Xbox today revealed interesting information about its flagship franchise.
Microsoft reaffirmed the importance of Halo for its video game business and shared that as a video game franchise it has already sold more than 81 million units since its premiere on November 15, 2001. With the above, Halo is positioned within the 30 video game franchises Most sold. According to information provided by Microsoft (via GameSpot ), there were no specific figures for each game, but it was confirmed that Halo 5: Guardians has been “the largest Halo release to date.”
In its 20 year history, Halo has also been very successful in other media and it was revealed that in terms of merchandise in general. One of the latest releases, that of Halo: The Master Chief Collection , was very well received and according to official information, it had more than 3 million players in its debut week on Xbox and PC ( platform that it reached later).
HALO IS ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING VIDEO GAME FRANCHISES
To put it in perspective, we tell you that the best-selling video game series is Mario , which has sold 758.06 million units. Since its debut, Call of Duty has sold 400 million units, Pokémon 380 million copies, and Grand Theft Auto 355 million.
A fairer comparison is to Tomb Raider (85 million), Monster Hunter (78 million), and Resident Evil (120 million) which debuted almost during the same decade as the original Halo . Gran Turismo is a great example, since it debuted in 1997, is exclusive to PlayStation (like Halo with Xbox, although in recent years this series is already on PC) and has sold 80.4 million copies.
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The new installment in the series, Halo Infinite , will debut later this month on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC.