Halo 5 Had The Biggest Launch in Franchise’s History


Halo 5: Guardians is officially the biggest launch in Halo history, as well as the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive.

Halo 5: Guardians has reached $400 million in global sales of game and hardware, pushing the franchise to over $5 billion over the course of its lifetime. The game not only had the biggest launch in Halo history, but also was the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive, and was the most-played of any game on Xbox One and Xbox Live.

“The success of Halo 5: Guardians is a testament to the innovative work from the entire team at 343 Industries to bring this installment to Xbox One and the incredible community of fans who have come to love the story, characters and gameplay central to the franchise,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “The game represents all the possibilities of Xbox One and has earned its place as the anchor title in the greatest holiday games lineup in Xbox history.”

“Fans have logged more than 21 million hours of total gameplay, including 12 million hours in campaign mode alone,” Microsoft said in a press release. “The widely praised multiplayer modes have also led to nine million total hours played with nearly seven million multiplayer matches played across Arena and the all-new Warzone mode. In addition, Halo fans are taking to the new Requisition System in a big way, with over 45 million REQ Packs acquired, totaling more than 568 million REQ Cards.”

Halo 5: Guardians launched on October 27 as an Xbox One exclusive, although Frank O’Connor, Halo‘s franchise director, recently stated that there is “plenty of chance” of Halo 5 making its way to PC.

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