Halo 3 outsells Sony’s big exclusives combined

Wednesday, 9 June 2010 18:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Aaron Greenberg has gone on the Twitter record to state that according to new NPD data, Halo 3 has outsold a number of Sony’s big hitters.

According to his tweet, Halo 3 has outsold both Resistance 1 and 2, Uncharted 1 and 2, Killzone 2 and God of War III combined.


Greenberg didn’t provide the exact sales figures, but it doesn’t take a massive stretch of the imagination to know that Halo 3 sold $GOD, but better than all sales of those huge Sony titles combined? That’s impressive.

We’ve mailed Microsoft and NPD both to see if we can get the exact figures.


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  1. polygem

    really?…sounds unbelieveable to me…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. reask

    MS Know how to sell games.
    UC2 should have sold bucket loads it was such a good game.
    Sony should have marketed it much better.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    *Huge slow clap*

    Hey Greenberg!111 Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec game sold for 14 million copies worldwide, um yeah.

    It’s just sad… And by the way. Even if Killzone 2, Resistance 1,2 are MEH games, they still, even without combining together are better games then Halo 3 and thats the most important part. Uncharted 2 or God Of War 3? I don’t even want to compare.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The Hindle

    Really Reask Halo 3 was a massive pop culture event, to expect any other game to sell at that level especally mainly new ips is a tad unfair. A more fair comparison is to compare Halo 3s total sales to what GT 5 eventually does.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Razor


    #5 5 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    @3 – agreed

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Herlock

    Poor guy without Halo, MS Games is nothing…
    I prefer a lot of new IP

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Mike W

    LMAO, Aaron Greenburg is such a dickhead. What was the point of this tweet in the first place? It’s like a rep from Honda stating they sold more cars than Toyota and Nissan, who gives a fuck?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @5 because his excuse will be: “Well, DUH, Gran Tourismou game is not a Blockbuster game, it is a Racing simulation game! Duh!”

    #9 5 years ago
  10. polygem

    i´m off to get some bungie stock shares anyway…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Whilst i’m sure Halo 3 outsold those games on a global scale (as Hindle says; H3 was a massive pop culture event), NPD = US only. And the US isnt Sony best market.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. The Hindle

    Doesnt matter Gek Halo 3 was huge and very few games can rival something of that scale. He should compare Banjo kazooie nuts and bolts to those games oh wait he wont.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Mike

    Hoo Raa!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. reask

    I hear what you’re saying TH but coming off such a well received debut Sony should have made it into a gears, halo event.

    I mean I am making the point that MS are good at marketing there big hitters and Sony seem to be a bit lacking in that department.
    Doesn’t mean games are better or worse.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Gadzooks!

    It’s amazing how an article on Halo brings the trolls out from under their bridges.

    Grow up, it’s a simple statement on sales figures not a comment on the sloppiness of your mothers gussets.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. get2sammyb

    Who cares, they’re all better games (with the exception of maybe Resistance). Are we supposed to give him a medal for working this out?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    Oh i know man its the whole Sonys games dont sell debate again which is so old, Uc 2 sold 3.5m copies in 3 month not bad could do 5m by time Uc 3 is out. Id hardly call that bad. If you compare non Halo games from Microsoft to Sonys games it evens out.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Yoshi

    This just proves anything with the Halo name sells like hot cakes

    #18 5 years ago
  19. polygem

    @7…nahhh come on…i love fable. gears is not exactly my cup of tea but a good game. mass effect…and many more. i think ms catched up with good exclusive ip´s…still sony is the exclusive big boss in terms of quantity. but both have some very solid exclusives…now that square enix seems to permanently “jump in” it will get a little tougher for sony imo. i admired sony for all their sweet japanese exclusives. – ico – shadow of the colossus – final fantasy etc. they got a massive jrpg fan crowd because of that. they wont loose em to ms, because most of these people think bill gates is the reincarnation of luzifer (and maybe they are right), but if they start loosing more and more japanese exclusivity flair they´re fucked…

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Tallon 4

    Can anyone tell Greenberg that Bungie has gone ps3……eh….Multplatform I mean :)

    #20 5 years ago
  21. kkzooi123


    #21 5 years ago
  22. Aimless

    Well, glad to see no one’s getting irrationally defensive about it.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Anders

    What @22 said.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gama_888

    agreed, but either way im jumping on the bandwagon

    every single one of those games listed is better than halo, with maybe the exception of resistance as i havent played it

    just because it has great sales doesnt make it a great game, it shows they advertise a hell of a lot better than sony.
    i notice he’s also left out some other great exclusives e.g. mgs4,infamous, heavy rain etc
    so im guessing those numbers, while imressive, are very close

    #24 5 years ago
  25. SlayerGT

    Thats a good thing too. It’s about the only exclusive they have left! =)

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Mike

    @21: No sales, no quality.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    Feel the need to gloat Morriss? Ah, bless.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Mike

    Also, Halo 3 was so far ahead of its time it’s untrue. It’s still better than every other console shooter on the market.

    @27: Still bitter? Tragic really :)

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Mike

    …and who’s morriss?

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    Bitter about what? Just pointing out your double standards. If anything your obvious need to gloat shows that you’re the bitter one.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Dimacorgan

    @16 +1

    #31 5 years ago
  32. djhsecondnature

    These sales stat arguments are boring. It’s so easy to make it work in your favour.

    Here’s one:

    In Japan, Metal Gear Solid 4 outsold Halo 3, Wars + ODST, Gears of War 1 + 2, Forza 2 + 3, Fable II, Left 4 Dead 1 + 2, PGR3 + 4.

    It’s amazing what you can do with stats.

    (Based on VGChartz figs).

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Mike

    @30: Gives you a kick, does it?

    Again, pretty tragic.

    I’m a Halo fanboy, always have been, always will be. There are no double standards about it. I love Halo more than Cullen likes Radiohead and FFibxxx9738e73r

    #33 5 years ago
  34. 52pickup

    While Greenburg is trolling sales data,Sony are busy giving us the games.

    Troll harder Greenburg.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Mike

    I think MS is doing both, tbh. Games and trolling. It’s a win-win situation! :)

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Erthazus

    @26 Except that these games sold very well and praised among gamers and had no monstrous brainwashing marketing campaigns.

    Halo 3 had nothing at that time. Graphics, design, story and everything else was a giant flop. For me itfelt like M$ forced it’s marketing campaign and they did an outstanding job.

    We can even compare like old Half-Life 2 gameplay videos with Halo 3 for example.

    and Halo 3 sold for like 2x then Half-Life 2. We can compare Unreal, Quake and e.t.c.

    If sales are quality, then we are doomed to play for the rest of our lives with Wii Sports Resort.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Mike

    I wholeheartedly disagree with you. As did 99% of the of the gaming press, and quite a few million gamers.

    You need to accept that although you didn’t like it – which you’re entitled to – for a console/online shooter, it’s the best there is.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. NiceFellow

    He’s probably right (I presume he means lifetime, although GoW3 is a little early in its life).

    Halo 3 must have sold hugely in US for MS. Hugely. Way above what those other titles have sold on PS3 – and BTW I suspect there’s a chance that if we were comparing Halo 2 on Xbox to a bunch of PS2 exclusives in US the result would be the same.

    But all it tells us how vital (possibly critical) Halo is to Xbox brand success. It doesn’t mean 360 is somehow better or more successful nor that it automatically will be.

    It just tells us the demand for Halo in US is much higher than those other titles combined. And heck, if he’s being prissy about that he should consider certain Nintendo titles have probably outsold Halo 3 and a bunch of other 360 titles combined.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. KAP

    If sales were everythink then shoalware games on Wii is the best games ever made then right?

    #39 5 years ago
  40. KAP

    If sales were everything then shoalware games on Wii is the best games ever made then right?

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Mike

    I don’t think anyone said that “sales mean everything.”

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    “No sales, no quality.”

    #42 5 years ago
  43. threadzilla

    The thing greenburg fails to mention is that all those games (minus resistance 1 perhaps?) were/are better than halo 3. The several exclusives ps3 has over the few microsoft has can mean that people who own ps3 spread their money out across different exclusives rather than forced to buy the few that microsoft has.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Xanthene

    New Moon sold more than Hurt Locker so it clearly should have won best picture.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. mathare92

    Ah, I forsee an 80+ comments thread with everyone reiterating the same thing…(so I’ll join in on the fun :D)

    Basically what Greenberg is inadvertently saying is the 360 solely relies on the success of the Halo franchise.

    @44 +10!

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Galactic_Barret

    Congratulations, MS.

    Still, though, I would like to think that, recently, Sony has gotten the gamer’s attention with the quality of their games as of late. I didn’t buy LBP1, but the great word-of-mouth, its BC and sheer advancements its sequel made has LBP2 on my radar. Halo is a cash cow, and probably very good, but I like how Sony is playing their hand. TLG, LBP2, and whatever they’re working on may never reach Halo’s status, but I’d be ok with that as long as they can keep me intrigued, excited and happy. That should be made into a chart: How content gamers are, since it should be the only that matters.


    #46 5 years ago
  47. Anders

    New Moon sold more than Hurt Locker so it clearly should have won best picture.

    No, it just means that it appealed more to a larger group of people. Partly due to the content, partly due to marketing.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Erthazus

    @Mike, Jesus. I don’t want to say that you are wrong or anything. But i think you must open your eyes for a little bit and try some great multiplayer games.
    Halo maybe something special to you as the first Person shooter, or Master Chief is your favourite Iconic character, or you are a fan of Halo universe, but it’s not the best Online shooter. Halo is basically Unreal/Quake 3:Arena on steroids and just slow. Simple explanation? It’s Not. Enough. Deep. Compared to other shooters.
    As much as i hate Killzone 2 or Modern Warfare series, they are for example have deep gameplay mechanics. They have deep character customization, Unreal and Battlefield series on the other hand for example use innovation in some areas, like for example Destruction, physics, vehicles and other stuff.
    Halo have nothing really. It’s just simple. What Halo does right, that any other shooter don’t? If you have an explanation on that? Awesome, but i don’t think so.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. theevilaires

    LMAO Greenburg trying to get his loyal XBOT’s some fighting power cause they know SONY are going to destroy them at E3 next week.

    Oh btw I love how Mike is all up in this articles comments :D I love you Mike!

    #49 5 years ago
  50. SunKing

    Very impressive, but these are just NPD numbers, as someone else pointed out. I’d very much like to see the exact figures.

    Also, lol @ #23. Reminds me of this article:

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Mike

    @42 If you own a company (will never happen) and you invest in a diverse range of products that most people believe have quality but don’t sell, what are you, as the owner of the business going to do? Continue to invest in a diverse quality range of products that simply not enough people buy to merit further investment, or do you perhaps have a bit of a rethink?

    Killzone 2 didn’t sell, Heavy Rain didn’t sell, Uncharted 2 didn’t sell, LBP didn’t sell etc. etc. Although they’re all quality titles, I very much doubt you’ll be seeing many more of “these types” of games if they continue to fail at retail.

    It’s not rocket science, really.

    @49: Last warning. :)

    #51 5 years ago
  52. StaceyEmerson

    lets see greenturd compare gran turismo 5 and forza 3 sales a few weeks after GT5 is out

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Mike

    What would be the point in that?

    #53 5 years ago
  54. djhsecondnature

    @51: Mike:

    Killzone 2 sold over 2mil, Heavy Rain sold over a million, Uncharted 2 over 3million, LBP over 3million. How are these “not selling well”?? Come on dude.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Nico23

    lol even if it sold more, i enjoyed playin uncharted and killzone and god of war more than i did halo. real gamers dont care about games, fanboys do i just wanna hve fun and enjoy my games. lol its not like your giving me any of your profits greedy bastards lol

    #55 5 years ago
  56. StaceyEmerson

    people seem to expect these games to sell over 20 million or something

    #56 5 years ago
  57. theevilaires

    To all the passionate PlayStation Fans back off this articles comments. Let the XBOTS have their little party. E3 they will be destroyed.

    We all know Halo 3 was crap and was just over hyped bull. It sold for that reason alone. ODST is proof enough. Just back off and let them sip their champagne.

    This is not a sprint. It is a marathon.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Nico23

    @ 51 halo is very successful, but i will come to an end the halo frnchise will finish wat then what could be their next halo. Not gears,not l4d,not mass effect lol (ran out of exclusives) anyway i think it would be a new ip which at the moment i dnt see one comming.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Mike

    @54: What’s the PS3′s install base?

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Boris Fett

    @59 35.7 million as of March 2010.

    People seem to forget that when Gran Turismo 3 sold like hot-cakes, the PS2 had sold at least twice this many units in the same span of time.

    Unlike now, where we have two valid core gaming consoles (and a third that *sometimes* delivers), the PS2 was the only console that developers and publishers needed to support to be successful.

    The biggest victim of having two lead consoles like we do right now is the first party developers, who have a much smaller portion of the pie to eat from now than they used to.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. D3SI

    don’t really care how many Halo sold its a shit game anyway.

    its all about Gears of War 2 and Killzone 2

    #61 5 years ago
  62. zoopdeloop

    I’m not much into shooters and Microsoft’s exclusive and succesful line up… up to this point is primarly based upon them.No real innovation…
    Sony’s exclusive line up on the other hand may not be so “succesful”(sales wise)but at least there’s more variety.

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Mike

    So less than/or around 10% of PS3 owners bought Heavy Rain, Killzone 2, Uncharted 2 and LBP.

    That’s simply not enough by anyone’s standards.

    #63 5 years ago
  64. The Hindle

    I cant believe people are actually expecting games like HR to do over 10m, i find that to be amazing.

    #64 5 years ago
  65. The Hindle

    Did Crackdown, Banjo Kazooie, Viva Pinata1+2, Forza Motorsport, Mass Effect 1+2, Blue Dragon, Youre in the movies sell well Mike because they all sold same as to what HR did. Halo 3 was a massive pop culture event only certain ips will ever do that.

    #65 5 years ago
  66. Gekidami

    “That’s simply not enough by anyone’s standards.”

    And by the ‘standards’ you’re setting only about 10 franchises across all platforms manage to sell ‘well’.

    #66 5 years ago
  67. Mike

    It’s all about context. These are major first party exclusives that seperate PS3 from the pack.

    Stop being so defensive. It’s rather tiring.

    #67 5 years ago
  68. The Hindle

    So are the ones i listed dude.

    #68 5 years ago
  69. Mike

    ME2 sold 2 million in 1 week.

    #69 5 years ago
  70. theevilaires

    STOP FEEDING HIM! He has the power of a thousand XBOTS now. Just back off the article and attack him after M$ E3 press conference. (that’s when he’ll be weak and vulnerable after another failed NATAL demo) :D

    #70 5 years ago
  71. Boris Fett

    All that matters at the end of the day is that those PS3 exclusive games are amazing games that are unique to the console.

    And most of those games live up to that promise, and then some. The first party titles that have been pumped out by Sony over the last year and a half have been nothing short of amazing.

    Who cares how well something sells? Sales have never been an effective barometer for quality.

    #71 5 years ago
  72. kkzooi123

    Look at the time period that Halo 3 was released compared to Uncharted 2

    #72 5 years ago
  73. Galactic_Barret

    Ok, if we’re doing the apples to oranges, how about apples to apples? BKNB vs. R&C? A. Wake vs. HR? Forza 2 vs. GT5:P?

    This is kinda a douche thing to say, I feel, but it has always seemed like the XBox platform was the go-to console for shooters, since the OG XBox days. It seems like anyone I know with one has at least H3 and/or MW2. Thats a battle any fanboy should cede. What about other genres? Or should we keep on waging a war that was decided before its birth?

    #73 5 years ago
  74. Mike

    Only retards are turning this argument into a 360/PS3 thing. As per fucking usual.

    #74 5 years ago
  75. kkzooi123

    The xbox has alot of people under 16 year thats why fps games and other shooters sell well if they released Heavy Rain on the Xbox it wouldnt sell shit

    #75 5 years ago
  76. theevilaires

    why can’t it be a PS3/360 thing? why you gotta put the 360 part first :D

    #76 5 years ago
  77. Gekidami

    Thats because thats what this is about. Courtesy of Greenberg.

    What? You think he decided to point out how it sold better then several PS3 exclusives as a random example?

    #77 5 years ago
  78. Mike

    Yeah, but “this” discussion is about sales compared to install base. I never mentioned 360. I never said “360s games sell better.” I said, that first party PS3 games haven’t sold as well as Sony would’ve liked and that sales and quality aren’t inseparable.

    #78 5 years ago
  79. Johnny Cullen

    @33 – LIES! ALL LIES!

    #79 5 years ago
  80. theevilaires

    @ Mike :D

    #80 5 years ago
  81. Erthazus

    @74, but you actually did it.

    PS: BTW, Mass Effect 2 sold for 1 million and 770000 copies. Mass Effect 1 sold for 2 millione and we see a decline on that franchise, not to mention that for 2 weeks ME2 sold for 1.230 million copies.
    While Heavy Rain as a niche game sold for 1 million and 300000 copies overall and still selling.

    #81 5 years ago
  82. Mike

    TEA, this morning:

    #82 5 years ago
  83. cookiejar

    Sorry I stopped reading when I saw Aaron Greenberg.

    #83 5 years ago
  84. theevilaires

    I wish I was that hansom Mike :D

    #84 5 years ago
  85. Mike

    Sorry, Johnny, it’s da troof!

    I’ve got a life size MC blow-up doll with holes in all the right places. :)

    #85 5 years ago
  86. zoopdeloop

    twinkle twiknle little star….let’s call it a day ;)

    #86 5 years ago
  87. Galactic_Barret

    Sorry, mike, but the topic is PS3 titles vs 360 titles. Read the headline.

    Still, what is ME2, L4D2, Gears @ compared to its install base? Just to go along. I want to see where you are trying to take this.

    #87 5 years ago
  88. Mike


    #88 5 years ago
  89. Mike

    The topic isn’t PS3 titles vs 360 titles.

    #89 5 years ago
  90. Mike

    Anyway, I dunno the figures. Gears 2 topped 5 million over a year ago, and the franchise had sold 11 million in total. No idea what it is now though. Does it matter?

    #90 5 years ago
  91. theevilaires

    You got me again Mike :D handsome ;)

    #91 5 years ago
  92. zoopdeloop

    @89 it kinda is…in a cuter outfit.(you just don’t see it)

    #92 5 years ago
  93. Mike

    @93: No. I’m choosing not to see it and trying to salvage something of a decent discussion. However, people are insisting on letting their tears hit the keyboard before their fingers.

    #93 5 years ago
  94. Galactic_Barret

    Boris, do you have numbers?

    #94 5 years ago
  95. Seraphemz

    So by Mikes standards… Alan Wake was a major fail !!
    they should never make a game like that again..

    #95 5 years ago
  96. Mike

    I’m sure MS is disappointed sales-wise, yes. And I’m sure those sales will be taken into consideration before any money is put forward for a sequel.

    As for its quality, I haven’t played it sop I wouldn’t know.

    #96 5 years ago
  97. theevilaires

    We need articles like this right about now. That’s it people get your engines started for next week. Put your battle armor on because next week its gonna be hell.

    I hope you are ready for all the traffic the site is gonna get Garratt.

    #97 5 years ago
  98. Mike

    It’ll only be hell if you make it.

    #98 5 years ago
  99. Patrick Garratt

    @97 – We have a new server especially. I bet it still falls over in the conferences.

    #99 5 years ago
  100. Seraphemz

    Mike – you made a mistake spelling ‘so’ ..thought you should know since you like correcti–helping others.

    #100 5 years ago
  101. Mike

    There’s a difference between a typo and a spelling mistake.

    But thanks for the thought. :)

    #101 5 years ago
  102. Galactic_Barret

    So, it went to dissecting install base ratio on PS3 to… nothing.

    Business as usual?

    #102 5 years ago
  103. polygem

    talking about variety. i agree that there is more variety on the ps3 and ms should do anything they can to get some more variety (square enix FFXIII and maybe more? was a good start). sure they got ME and fable but it still is pretty racer – shooter dominated. xbox needs a solid platformer ip like r+c…problem is platformers don´t sell so good anymore – shame – (ok some italian brothers always sell like hot cakes)…still i like the 360. and while this already is fanboyzone here i tell you why. i just LOVE the 360 controller and always hated the dualshock. i will never get used to that flumsy thing and the uninspired design of the psn…ah and home..the rest of the ps3 is awesome.

    #103 5 years ago
  104. mathare92

    *sigh Why O Why did u post this Steph?

    #104 5 years ago
  105. Cort

    I think it was a calculated statement, coming out of nowhere and carefully timed to coincide with a significant event in gaming today.

    #105 5 years ago
  106. The Hindle

    It seems the battlegrounds are being drawn for E3 already, a minutes silence for the Fallen Fanboys please dudes.

    #106 5 years ago
  107. Gadzooks!

    If this thread is any indication of the level of idiocy we’re going to see for the next week or so then I’m going on a VG247 holiday.

    It pains me to see such massive levels of consumer electronics fuelled retardation.

    #107 5 years ago
  108. MushroomStamp

    You don’t have to ban the site for a week. just have self control and don’t read the comments.

    #108 5 years ago
  109. sashioni


    #109 5 years ago
  110. sashioni

    3 year old sequel to 9 year old franchise, backed by $40 worth of marketing outsells 6 games that have much less marketing power behind them.

    Well it better f’n do Greenberg cos it’s what your Xbox lives for.

    Also, may I point out that all those games earned Sony back MORE money than Halo 3 did, or did you forget that Greenberg?

    #110 5 years ago
  111. JimFear666

    Aaron Greenberg is a major douchebag and a troll… Fuck him. I wish he get punched in the face sooner or later.

    #111 5 years ago
  112. bytemap

    @110. I am curious on what you mean by those games earned Sony back more than Halo 3 did for MS? Never heard or thought of that.

    #112 5 years ago
  113. Dannybuoy

    Let’s see if we can get these comments to 2000 again!

    #113 5 years ago
  114. Cort

    By the way, remember that this is US only, where 360s outnumber PS3s 3:2.

    #114 5 years ago
  115. hitnrun

    What brought on the nonsense this year? Is it a symptom of Sony’s success, that suddenly the fanboys are drawing steel over the pecking order? We haven’t had this kind of nonsense in a while, like E3 is like some kind of sporting event.

    @Cort: the significant Anglophonic countries have basically the same 360:PS3 sales ratio. EDIT: he was talking about the specific games, not the consoles, my bad.

    #115 5 years ago
  116. MegaGeek1

    Patchers prediction for E3; Sony will NOT unveil PS4.

    #116 5 years ago
  117. theevilaires

    I’m just in awe that Cort is back! :D That’s the best thing I’ve seen on this site all day. Cort you have to be here for E3 week!

    Dannybuoy, we’ll save that for next week. Everyone get plenty of rest. E3 is like the Olympics for fanboys :D Everyone choose a console go out there and do your best!

    #117 5 years ago
  118. Galactic_Barret

    If do your best means getting really hyped, well, I’m close. Almost there, I think.

    #118 5 years ago
  119. Blerk

    I’m not touching this thread with a bargepole! :-D

    #119 5 years ago
  120. Kerplunk

    That’s some deliciously selective logic in Greenburg’s remark. Cherry picking numbers to promote your product is neither new nor practiced by one company over any other.

    What is it that people say? That the best form of defense is offense?

    #120 5 years ago
  121. Kysshin

    That’s only in the US folks, because worldwide said games amount for 16 millions whereas Halo 3 ”only” sold 11, still impressive though.

    #121 5 years ago
  122. xmaster dosx

    im interested to see what halo reach does…… but other than that im not joining this flame war

    #122 5 years ago
  123. Mad-elph

    Similar to today’s comment about attach rate of games in the UK. When you look for only the positives you tend to ignore what is really happening.
    If it is true that people in the EU are getting games from the UK, then their claim of a high attach rate in the UK is probably incorrect. Halo 3 outsold those other games in America where there are many more Xboxs than PS3… had they included WW sales numbers then you could probably cut out 3 of 4 of those 6 games to form an equal number. Doesn’t seem too pretty now Regarding attach rates; they likely base it off of total software sales divided by total system sales. If you were to compare EU attach rate in total not just UK then we’d get a better picture. Also notice there is no mention of US atach rate, where its is probably only 3 per console (Halo 3 and COD MW, MW2).


    #123 5 years ago
  124. DaMan

    wow, 124 so far; what’s been said already?

    just a little bit harder and we’ll have a proper N4G 2.0 here.

    #124 5 years ago
  125. Mad-elph

    I don’t think there is any fanboism in my comment, just a logical reasoning of the PR spin.
    “When you look for only the positives you tend to ignore what is really happening” the same can be said of Sony’s comments re:PSPGo

    #125 5 years ago
  126. Psychotext

    Also notice there is no mention of US atach rate, where its is probably only 3 per console (Halo 3 and COD MW, MW2).

    Last time we got the attach rates from NPD for the US it was:

    360: 8.2
    PS3: 6.5
    Wii: 6.2

    #126 5 years ago
  127. Kysshin

    @123 : I don’t pretend speaking in the name of every European but I know that the majority still buys its games full price, often out of ignorance.

    #127 5 years ago
  128. DaMan

    I don’t think I was commenting on your post, Mad-elph. sorry if there were some reasonable posts here, don’t feel like going through 2 pages.

    fanboyism isn’t the only thing that makes N4G so impressive.

    #128 5 years ago
  129. Gadzooks!

    “I don’t think there is any fanboism in my comment”

    There sure is:

    “US atach rate, where its is probably only 3 per console (Halo 3 and COD MW, MW2)”

    #129 5 years ago
  130. Mad-elph

    well I was corrected by Psycho. I was speaking on the basis of my friends. However now that I think of it they do like GTA and L4D.

    I wonder how much this is all affected by the PS3 sells cause its a Blu-ray player… so if we tossed that lot out what would the attach rate be for PS3? Just curious, certainly Sony could monitor games played on a system to see how many really game… much like their comments about X million PSN accounts, well I have 5 on my PS3 but only one every gets used. They report what seems impressive, but all with PR spin.
    Sorry Gadzooks!

    #130 5 years ago
  131. Gadzooks!


    No worries mate.

    It just rankles me when people make the generalisation that Xbox is only about shooters. I have around 70 Xbox games including download titles, covering almost every genre I can think of (with the notable exception of platformers) and only 6 of those are shooters (mix of FPS and TPS).

    It’s true that online shooters are more popular on Xbox, probably due to the more suitable controller and XBL party/voice comms functionality, but Sony has about as many shooters in it’s library and has marketed them very hard.

    Anyone who says one platform has a more diverse catalog than the other is clearly not looking in the right places.

    #131 5 years ago

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    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

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  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

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  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

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