Microsoft has announced that they have sold 50 million Halo games since the series launched over a decade ago with Halo: Combat Evolved, way back in 2001. In addition to that staggering sales figure, the gaming giant also announced that gamers have spent over 5 billion hours playing the series on XBOX Live.
With 4 million copies sold already, Halo 4 pushed the series total from 46 million to 50 million. That’s 50 million games sold across all eight titles in the series, which are as follows: Halo: Combat Evolved (2001), Halo 2 (2004), Halo 3 (2007), Halo Wars (March 2009), Halo 3: ODST (September 2009), Halo: Reach (September 2010), Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (2011), and Halo 4 (2012).
Those are some mighty impressive numbers and an achievement that is well deserved. There’s no need to explain the importance of the Halo series or its impact on the gaming industry. The name speaks for itself, Halo is a juggernaut in the industry and if you’ve ever played a game from the series, you’ll know why.
Personally, I love the Halo games, especially their online component, which in my opinion is the best online gaming experience you can find on the current generation of consoles. It’s not hard to see why gamers have spent over 5 billion hours online with the series, it’s just never-ending fun. You can literally play for hours and not get bored.
Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying the legendary status of the series and as a big fan of what Microsoft has accomplished with it, I’m very happy to see thatHalo has reached such an impressive milestone.