Halo 5: Guardians makes over $400 million in first week as the biggest Halo launch to date

Microsoft is promoting the launch week revenue numbers of its Xbox One exclusive shooter Halo 5: Guardians. The company stated that the launch generated over "$400 million in global sales of Halo 5: Guardians games and hardware, pushing the franchise to over $5 billion lifetime".

Microsoft did not reveal just how many copies of Halo 5 were sold during the first week, nor did it break down what it meant by "hardware". It's possible that the company included sales of Xbox One consoles that had Halo 5 bundled with it, along with sales of its Halo 5 themed Xbox One controllers. The company did say:

"With the highest week one attach rate for a Microsoft first-party title on Xbox One, the game was the most played of any game on Xbox One, as well as the most played on Xbox Live. Fans have logged more than 21 million hours of total gameplay, including 12 million hours in campaign mode alone. The widely praised multiplayer modes have also led to 9 million total hours played with nearly 7 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."

Microsoft added that Halo 5 was also the best-selling digital game in history from its Xbox Store for an opening week.

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Source: Microsoft

John Callaham