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Halo 3: ODST does pretty well at retail

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Prior to the release of Halo 3: ODST there were quite a few media outlets claiming that the game was simply overpriced DLC and that it was an insult to our mentality that Microsoft thought they could sell it as a full price game.

Well fast forward to now and the fact that Halo 3: ODST has become the third fastest selling game on the Xbox 360 and those self same media outlets are looking a little foolish.

The reviews are in and the game is good (not great) and it has also managed to shift over 2 million units in it’s first week.

I personally haven’t seen much of a marketing blast for Halo 3: ODST and as such I am expecting the sales to continue to sky rocket over the coming months.

While the gameplay enjoys a love/hate relationship with the public it is pretty impossible not to admire Bungies ability to make a game that sells.

As for it being an insult to our mentality, selling it as a full priced game, you may want to remember that every second person is below average intelligence… so to speak.

Source: GamesThirst

Last Updated: September 29, 2009


  1. janrik

    September 29, 2009 at 11:28

    Actually ODST is nowhere near full price in SA…

    R506 vs R699? Pretty damn cheap for a great (not just good) game.

    And that pic? It is Halo reach that… not ODST…


  2. Darthpenguin

    September 29, 2009 at 12:09

    Well… I think the game has been worth its full price. I’ve been in the wonderful position of being able to play it for absolutely free, but knowing what I know now, I would definitely pay full price to play it if I didn’t already have it!


  3. Chris

    September 30, 2009 at 00:06

    I am ofended that they think that i will pay that much for glorified DLC


  4. batman

    September 30, 2009 at 08:14

    They don’t need you to buy it, they already caught 2million suckers.


  5. MasterThief

    September 30, 2009 at 09:48

    Cool story, bro.


  6. darthdad

    September 30, 2009 at 11:13

    Halo ROCKS! 🙂


  7. janrik

    September 30, 2009 at 11:20

    More sales in 24 hours than the life time sales for KZ2.

    Halo killer my ass.


  8. lans

    October 1, 2009 at 18:49

    Sales does not equal quality


  9. kirnaj

    October 1, 2009 at 19:21

    More sales generated by suckers like janrik. Maybe one day you will develop an eye for quality. But as it stands you still have a long way to go. Now run off and go play your Gaylo gayboy.


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