Halo franchise reaches 50 million shipped, according to Microsoft and Halo 4 is a huge contributor to that.
Halo 4 has sold approx. 4 million units worldwide since its launch earlier this month on November 6. The game had brought $220 million in revenue, and that brings it to a total of 4 million units.
These numbers aren’t surprising though, considering Halo 3 and Halo: Reach managed to sell well too. Halo 3 did 3.3 Million in America itself and Halo: Reach managed to sell 3.3 million as well.
Considering this franchise is mostly relevant in the US, it looks like Halo 4 will be matching the same numbers or performing a bit lower, which would be a surprise because of the high install base. However, releasing the game on the month where Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 came out must not have been a right decision.
Halo games have mostly come out in September and we are not really sure why Microsoft decided to release the game in November.
They have released 7 Halo games till date: Halo: Combat Evolved (2001), Halo 2 (2004), Halo 3 (2007), Halo Wars (March 2009), Halo 3: ODST (September 2009), Halo: Reach (September 2010), Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition (2011) and Halo 4 (November 2012).
The series is now in the hands of 343 Indsutries who have done well with Halo 4, and Microsoft is planning to release two more Halo games as the part of the second trilogy which was announced at E3 2011. We’re not sure whether it will end up on the next-gen Xbox 720, but it has every reason to come out on a new console.
Furthermore, Microsoft have also announced a new tournament which is free-to-enter and is called the “Halo 4 Infinity Challenge. The tournament begins on December 17 and you can win a UNSC-themed V8-powered 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor truck which has been designed by 343 Industries.
Here’s the registration page for the tournament.