Halo franchise has generated nearly $3 billion throughout the series

Halo 4 is approaching at an incredible rate and Microsoft is throwing around incredible figures, doing its best to ensure gamers understand just how popular the sci-fi franchise is. Read on!

Microsoft are pushing Halo 4 hard, possibly because of the change in developer, or possibly because, well, they can…

To date more than 46 million copies of Halo games have been sold worldwide, generating almost $3 billion in sales.

Halo: Reach, the most recent original Halo game, generated more than $200 million in sales in the US and Europe in just 24 hours, which was more than all previous 2010 US entertainment launches, including the film Iron Man 2.

Prior to Reach, Halo 3 reached $170 in the US alone, breaking the single-day entertainment launch record of $125 held by Halo 2.

And how about this huge figure to get your head around: more than five billion hours of Halo gameplay has been logged by players connected to Xbox LIVE. An insane amount, you have to agree.

It’s quite obvious Halo 4 will up these figures by a considerable amount, breaking records as it does so! Halo is already scoring well in reviews and may well end up a pivotal game in the series. Are you getting it?

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