It’s official. Halo 4 racked up 220 million dollars in the first 24 hours of it’s release, and is on par to smash 300 million in the first week of sales. That puts Halo 4 higher than all of the other Halos released. It surpassed box office blockbusters “The Avengers” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2” for first day release. The craziest thing is that the Halo series has always been an Xbox 360 exclusive, which means if it was a PC, and Playstation 3 release those numbers would be way up. Which brings us to today’s release of Call Of Duty: Black Ops II. Will it smash Halo 4? I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.
“We’re thrilled that ‘Halo 4’ has emerged as the biggest U.S. entertainment launch of the year,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. “Thanks to the millions of fans worldwide who helped make this another record-breaking launch for the ‘Halo’ franchise, ‘Halo 4’ is kicking off a strong holiday season and has become the must-have blockbuster experience of the year.”