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Kimberley Ellis
10 Oct, 2009

Halo 3: ODST sells 2.5 million in two weeks

360 News | Who needs Master Chief?
If you had any doubts that Bungie's Halo 3: ODST would be a fast selling release without Master Chief leading the way, then think again as USA Today is reporting that the so-called Halo 3 expansion pack has sold over 2.5 million copies in its first fortnight since release.

Broken down into cold hard cash, these sales figures equate to Halo 3: ODST generating more than US $125 million in revenue and with Halo: Reach due in stores next year, the Halo juggernaut doesn't look like it's set to stop anytime soon.

To date, the Halo franchise has collectively sold more than 27 million units worldwide.

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13 Comments
4 years ago
Pretty impressive for a 4 hr expansion pack.
4 years ago
I was expecting it would hit 2.5 mil faster than a fortnight. But nonetheless, we all knew it would sell like hot cakes.
4 years ago
Whitey75 wrote
Pretty impressive for a 4 hr expansion pack.
That depends on if you decide to rush through it or not. I spent about 10 hours on my first run and about 15 on my second run, where I decided to 100% the main story. The amazing atmosphere also keeps you hanging too. Plus Firefight adds onto it too.
4 years ago
yeah, short campaign, but finding out about Virgel def. made it worthwhile.
4 years ago
I wish they tracked returns as well. I know at my EB we've had a crapload with everyone saying it was terrible.
4 years ago
RhysDeschain wrote
I wish they tracked returns as well. I know at my EB we've had a crapload with everyone saying it was terrible.
All those people that returned it, will buy it again for the Halo: Reach beta.
4 years ago
Whitey75 wrote
Pretty impressive for a 4 hr expansion pack.
Unfortunately your own mileage with the game may vary. I got a six hour singleplayer experience from it, one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Since my playthrough of the game solo, I've partaken in ten or so hours of Firefight just locally on my console (no Xbox Live Gold till after HSC and all).

Microsoft should have made the MSRP $40 USD/$60 AUD. But regardless, I'm satisfied with what I got for $80, personally. Though I'm a Halo fan.
4 years ago
Yeah, I could see this going in the trade-in bin (Rhyming is fun.) if Bungie don't release some DLC, maybe more firefight maps, perhaps even a flood-themed level? A man can dream.
4 years ago
I'm pretty happy with it, still going after 10 hours (I never rush these things!), and pricematched for $68 too.

I've also found firefight to be purely awesome, especially when I can get hold of a second xbox and play 4-way.
4 years ago
My biggest complaint is that the Halo 3 MP disc (disc 2) wasn't optimised to be installed on the hard drive. So despite shelling out for the same content twice, I still can't install it to shut the disc drive up. Terrible value at full price (especially if you've already paid for all the maps)though reasonable enough for the $68 price tag.
4 years ago
Passa wrote
Microsoft should have made the MSRP $40 USD/$60 AUD. But regardless, I'm satisfied with what I got for $80, personally. Though I'm a Halo fan.
Why? It sold 2.5 million at full RRP. icon_razz.gif (Realise you are talking more about value for money, just taking the piss)
4 years ago
Good game but I traded it in today beause i dont see myself playing campaign again. I also spent 3 hours trying to find the 29th audio file.. then got pissed off took it to EB and added $66 to my MW2 prestige.

its good value at $68 if you don't have the Halo 3 maps though. I started to get into the multiplayer but MW2 is only a month off release and once that comes out i'll never play it again.

Will probably pick it up again when the Reach beta comes out.
4 years ago
I think the game was pretty good.
I got my copy from BigW for $68 upon release so that is good value in my opinion (if only all games were that price).
If you get all audio logs while playing Legendary then the campaign can be quite long.
Co-op is also fun and Fire Fight with friends is pretty cool with the different difficulties and skulls.
And who doesnt love a headshot and hearing that "Yeah"?
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