Halo 5: Guardians game and hardware sales hit $400M globally

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 4 November 2015 14:55 GMT

Halo 5: Guardians has become the “fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive game to-date,” according to Microsoft, with over $400 million in global sales of the game and hardware during launch week.

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The figure includes hardware sales such as the various Halo 5 bundles on offer as well as the single title. The game is also the “best-selling digital game ever” in the Xbox Store for an opening week.

Halo 5 had the highest week one “attach rate” for a Microsoft first-party on Xbox One with fans logging in over 21 million hours of total gameplay.

This includes 12 million hours in campaign mode and 9 million total hours played in multiplayer with close to 7 million multiplayer matches played across Arena and Warzone.

There have been over 45 million REQ Packs acquired, totaling more than 568 million REQ Cards.

Also, the game has apparently earned a Guinness World Record title for “most watched video game launch broadcast” thanks to 330,000 unique streams with 5.5 million total views throughout the week.

Halo 5: Guardians was also the most streamed Xbox One exclusive on Twitch with over 3 million hours watched during launch week.

Finally, thanks to crowd funding enabled through the REQ System, the overall prize pool for the Halo World Championship has reached $1.5 million and continues to grow.

With the release of Halo 5, the Halo franchise has now made over $5 billion lifetime.

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