That’s it. We’re done.
As surely as the Master Chief, right now, stands triumphant on his cloud base in the sky, we’re utterly and completely done with all things Halo. I know I am.
Of course, Microsoft says otherwise. It screams it, in fact.
If you’re wondering (or not) just how Australia faired under the vicious onslaught of Halo-mania, MS has gone to the trouble of compiling a number of statistics for us to gawk over, or, if you’re not in the gawking mood, contemplate with a glass of port in your own city of clouds.
All the fat and greasy numbers after the jump.
“¢ Halo 3 has sold 70k units, making it already the 2nd best-selling Xbox 360 title
“¢ Halo 3 has generated $7.5m in software sales, a new record
“¢ Halo 3 accessories (including the Halo 3 special edition console) generated over $2m in revenue
“¢ Total Halo 3 revenue for the week was over $9m, a new record
“¢ Halo 3 accounted for 63% of all next-generation console software revenue
“¢ Xbox 360 hardware sales increased by 55% over the w/e 23 September
“¢ Xbox 360 hardware sales for September increased by 158% over August
“¢ Xbox 360 was the number one selling console for September
“¢ Xbox 360 held 31% total market share for September, more than any other platform
“¢ Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories generated over $30m in September, over 50% more than any other platform
Yes, we get it. What John Romero promised to do with Daikatana, Halo 3 did – it made us its bitch. Now, what’s happening with Bungie, fellas?