Tag Archives: halo 3: odst
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 12:27 BST
Halo 3: ODST – Campaign Edition joins a list of five new games hitting Xbox Live’s games on demand service from today. Bungie’s spin-off won’t feature multiplayer however. Boo.
Mon, Apr 26, 2010 | 07:18 BST
Microsoft’s Stephen McGill has said that the Halo: Reach beta will breathe new life into sales of Halo 3: ODST, with a “ton of Halo gamers” expected to buy the game for the first time.
Sat, Feb 20, 2010 | 21:41 GMT
Bungie has said that it regrets leaving out matchmaking in Halo 3: ODST’s Firefight mode.
Tue, Feb 09, 2010 | 15:16 GMT
The final three Halo 3 multiplayer maps from Halo 3: ODST made their standalone debut on XBL Marketplace last week, and MS has just sent us the mail.
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 | 17:54 GMT
Microsoft has confirmed it’s to release the second part of the Mythic map-pack from Halo 3: ODST onto Xbox Live Marketplace.
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 | 21:49 GMT
ELSPA’s confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 was the best selling Xbox 360 game during 2009 in the UK.
Mon, Jan 04, 2010 | 07:23 GMT
Sat, Nov 14, 2009 | 17:06 GMT
During the BMO Capital Markets conference in New York, Microsoft’s COO Dennis Durkin revealed that Halo 3: ODST has sold over 3 million copies since being releases on September 22.
Durkin did not specify during the conference if these figures were worldwide or not, but the title moved over 1.5 million copies during its first month of availability, according to September NPD figures, which are US only numbers.
NPD data for October shows the title moved 271K units.
Thu, Nov 05, 2009 | 11:13 GMT
Dragon Quest IX was the bestselling videogame across Japan, the US and UK in the third quarter, according to joint data from NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain.
And yes: it was only released in Japan. Here’s the top five:
- Dragon Quest IX (Square Enix) – 3,925,000
- Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) – 3,014,000
- Madden NFL 10 (EA) – 2,612,000
- Pokémon HeartGold And SoulSilver (Nintendo) – 2,068,000
- Halo 3: ODST – 1,847,000
The stats-tracker added that combined software sales in the three regions dropped 6 percent in the quarter.
Japan was up 15 percent, compared to a 20 percent drop in the same in 2008. That said, year-to-date sales in Japan are down 9 percent.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 08:19 BST
Microsoft’s post-NPD statement dropped some pretty staggering stats on Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, confirming that over 5 million unique players have racked up playtime with the Halo 3: ODST’s single-player campaign or Halo 3 and the multiplayer maps showcased on the game’s second disc, totaling over 116 million hours of play.
ODST was the biggest selling game in the US in September.
MS also claimed the lead in revenue for third party game sales in September, with $154 million in sales generated by third parties on 360.
According to Microsoft, 360 has maintained a lead in third party sales dollars for every month of 2009.
More on Gama.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 15:53 BST
Halo 3: ODST has outright won the software front in the September NPDs, selling over 1.5 million units in the month.
Wii Sports Resort (442k) and Madden NFL 10 for the Xbox 360 (289k) rounded off the top three in the software charts.
Beatles: Rock Band for the 360 beat Guitar Hero 5 for the 360, with 254k in fourth compared to GH5′s 210k in ninth.
The Wii version of Beatles rounds off the top 10 with 208k units sold.
Full list is below.
- Halo 3:ODST (360, Microsoft) – 1.52 million
- Wii Sports Resort (Wii, Nintendo) – 442.9K
- Madden NFL 10 (360, EA) – 289.6K
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (DS, Nintendo) – 258.1K
- The Beatles: Rock Band (360, MTV/EA) – 254K
- Madden NFL 10 (PS3, EA) – 246.5K
- Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (360, Acti Blizz) – 236K
- Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, Square Enix) – 212.5K
- Guitar Hero 5 (360, Acti Blizz) – 210.8K
- The Beatles: Rock Band (Wii, MTV/EA) 208.6K
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 19:57 BST
Microsoft’s released a Halo Waypoint video – after the break – detailing the point behind the upcoming Halo fan’s Live home.
There’s two bits to it, basically: “Intel” and “Career”. Intel’s just tons of stuff from the Halo universe in general, including fiction, upcoming anime, and so on. The Career bit tracks your accomplishments across multiple Halo games. ODST, Halo 3 and all DLC related to them are supported at launch.
It’s out in November. Thanks, Joystiq.
Update – IGN’s posted up some shots.
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 16:19 BST
According to a report over on USA Today, Halo 3: ODST has moved 2.5 million units in the past two weeks, with sales reaching $27 million.
Earlier today, it was reported that games, comics, videos, books and action figures are planned for the next six years, which will add more money to the Halo franchise as a whole.
All of this is expected to tie the franchise together, according to Frank O’Connor, head of Microsoft’s 343 Industries.
More through the links, via Joystiq.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 10:51 BST
FIFA 10 has unsurprisingly entered the UK charts at No. 1, taking out Halo 3: ODST which lands at number three. The top three is topped off with Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box at number two.
The launch of the most recent FIFA is now also the second biggest launch in the UK, only behind Grand Theft Auto IV in April 2008. It’s also the most successful launch of a FIFA ever.
Catch the full charts below. Last week’s data is here.
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 | 07:33 BST
There’s a video after the link on the making of the real-life Halo 3: ODST ad, including a bit of unseen footage.
It’s pretty cool, to be honest. The brute’s made of rubber. Who knew?
Check it out.
Mon, Sep 28, 2009 | 21:08 BST
Microsoft’s said it’s currently investigating thin reports of disc-read errors related to Halo 3: ODST.
“We are aware of a very small number of people who are reporting they can’t play the game,” the platform holder told Eurogamer.
“We are looking into it, but at this point it doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue.”
Multiple users piped up about Campaign and Firefight errors following the game’s release last week.
Mon, Sep 28, 2009 | 18:46 BST
Bungie writer Joseph Staten has said to OXM (via CVG) that Halo 3: ODST has connections to the upcoming Halo: Reach.
“The Halo Universe has always had these interconnections but when we made ODST we had the luxury of knowing the Halo game we were going to make next. So it made a lot of sense to us to put those kind of connections in,” said Staten.
He also admitted that although ODST character Buck is a vet of the events on Reach, he isn’t sure if he will appear in the next Halo title.
“Buck has very specific lines about what he witnessed on planet Reach and we absolutely wanted to telegraph some of that stuff. Whether or not he’s going to show up in Halo Reach we’re not talking about / have no idea.”
More through the link.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 21:47 BST
Over on Bungie.net quite a few more Halo 3: ODST players are reporting that they are having issues with disc read errors occurring during the game, basically making it unplayable.
So far, these errors seem to only occur during the ODST campaign and Firefight mode with the multiplayer disc being unaffected.
Some reports claim that the disc read errors only occur on older Elite models, but nevertheless, Bungie is looking into the problem.
More over on Joystiq.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 01:59 BST
Think the Halo franchise finally jumped the shark with ODST? Think again. Straight from Bungie comes word that Halo 3: ODST has roped in nearly one million players in a single day.
As of our last look at Bungie’s page, the exact number of players sits at 958,137. These ODST afficianados have logged a total of 5,740,372 games. In 24 hours. That’s totally bonkers, if you ask us.
No, it’s all right, Master Chief. Keep sleeping. Your exceedingly green presence is missed, but Bungie has a new green giant in its life: a fresh mountain of cash.
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 | 19:49 BST
Halo 3: ODST users were polled by OTX regarding what title they’ll be purchasing next.
According to the results of the poll, users plan to purchase three games within the next few months, and Modern Warfare 2, Assassins Creed 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 were the most desired titles.
Most of the top 20 games charted by the group were composed of Xbox 360 titles, but God of War III was a popular response with 18 percent claiming it was to be their next purchase.
Why all this matters, we don’t know. But there it is anyway.