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Halo 4 smashes through $220 million in sales on its first day

Halo 4 racks up an astonishing $220 million on day-one, smashing box office releases this year

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 13, 2012 06:40 am CST - 0 mins, 51 secs reading time

Microsoft have confirmed, and were most probably grinning the entire time, that Halo 4 has smashed up $220 million in sales in its first 24 hours on sale across the world. $220 million in first-day sales beats box office releases this year such as the latest and final Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as well as the awesome The Avengers, based on day-one sales in the United States.

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Halo 3 was released three years ago, and the first Halo debuted with the original Xbox, 11 years ago now. Microsoft has said that the Halo franchise has generated more than $3.38 billion, which makes it "one of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world".

Competition to Halo 4's day-one sale record is going to be the just-released Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The last version of Call of Duty, which was Modern Warfare 3, passed $1 billion in sales faster than the record-breaking Avatar from James Cameron. But, Black Ops II is released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, where Halo 4 is an Xbox 360-exclusive.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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