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November 7, 2004, 06:05 PM
The game will be translated into seven languages (Japanese, Korean, traditional Chinese, Spanish, French, German and Italian) and will be distributed in a whopping 27 countries.
Microsoft has even conceded that their game may result in a minor epidemic of calling in sick to school and work.
" ‘Halo 2’ is expected to be the biggest 24 hours for a video game title in retail history," said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of worldwide publishing and marketing for Xbox. "We call it the Halo 2 effect. We’ve even heard rumors of fan anticipation of the ‘Halo 2 flu’ on November 9."
November 7, 2004, 06:58 PM
Jeezampeez Mircrosoft finally find something that work and them milk and milk and milk it... well at least they have good marketing sense... whether or not some of their products suck...
Halo is a nice game though
I Just hope it doesnt come with as many bugs as their os...
November 12, 2004, 06:08 PM
Microsoft beat even its own heady expectations for the hotly anticipated Xbox game "Halo 2," selling more than $125 million of the product its first day in stores.
The software giant on Wednesday reported sales of 2.38 million units for the game in the 24 hours since it went on sale in the United States and Canada at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
With the standard version of the game priced at $50 and the deluxe edition going for $55, the $125 million tally handily beat the $100 million first-day haul Microsoft Vice President Peter Moore predicted earlier in the week.
The game's $125 million opening day lives up to Microsoft predictions that "Halo 2" would eclipse even the biggest Hollywood openings. "Spider-Man" holds the record for biggest opening weekend box office take, raking in a comparatively paltry $114 million over three days
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November 13, 2004, 03:07 PM
first reviews aren't that good.. i've been checking and so far it's a 3 out of 5, with people complaining that this should have been an expansion pack.. I'm still roaming tho
November 13, 2004, 06:16 PM
That would be quite a tidy sum for day one sales if an expansion pack !!
November 14, 2004, 05:08 PM
comments from G4 techtv were along the lines of - "this game lives or dies on its multiplayer"
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