Halo 3 screenshot
Halo 3 screenshot

With monster trade show E3 right around the corner, gamers are bracing themselves for an onslaught of willy waving from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo during their high-profile press conferences.

Microsoft, however, has thrown the first punch, and it's thrown it early.

In a tweet, Xbox product director Aaron Greenberg told the internet-browsing world just how much more successful 360 exclusive sci-fi shooter Halo 3 is than the big hitters on PS3.

"Just in from research team (NPD): Halo 3 has outsold Resistance 1 + 2, Uncharted 1+2, Killzone 2 and God of War III COMBINED....wow", he said.

Greenberg's not wrong, of course. Halo 3 was a phenomenally successful game. First day sales reached $170 million in the US, setting a record for highest gross of an entertainment product within 24 hours of release. On January 3 2008 Microsoft announced that Halo 3 had sold 8.1 million copies.

Still, Greenberg's comments are sure to get PS3 fanboys' knickers in a twist. The 'my willy's bigger than yours etc' has begun. Expect more from E3 next week.

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Karlius's Avatar


All these comments do is bring out the cock's that want to marry their consoles nothing else.
Posted 13:49 on 10 June 2010

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tsep23's Avatar


I think Greenberg is a little upset over the ass kicking Sony gave them today at E3. We'll see how many numbers he wants to throw out when the end of year #'s come out. Everything I've read so far projects PS3 to outsell 360 $15 million to $10 million in 2010. PS3 is also projected to dethrone the Wii in 2011.
Posted 04:32 on 16 June 2010
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^- The best comment here so far.
Posted 23:35 on 12 June 2010
Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar


All of the companies are arrogant.
Posted 23:35 on 12 June 2010
Woffls's Avatar


Jesus christ it was on TWIITER. It's not like they made a *****ing press release about it. This is a few words from one person in Microsoft and all of a sudden they're the arrogant and full of themselves... cry me a *****ing river and get over it.
Posted 22:26 on 12 June 2010
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rbevanx@ Karlius

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Posted 10:31 on 12 June 2010
CheekyLee's Avatar


Monopoly has outsold every videogame ever made.
Posted 10:28 on 12 June 2010

Neon-Soldier32@ Karlius

Loool, I do know that it is, as people vote with their wallets
Posted 08:06 on 11 June 2010
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brojac10@ Neon-Soldier32

'Plus, Halo was out in 2007, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, were out in 2009 and God of War 3 out earlier this year'

i guess this makes the statement true: 'quality beats quantity'

im surprised cuz didnt killzone 2 have a 40 million investments? and 5 year development?

the ocarina of time is a good game no doubt, but that is last generation, critics review differently, the zelda games were the first games to do many things which is why it was rated so high at the time

halo 3: 94%
god of war 3: 93%
killzone 2: 91%

'I don't understand what Microsoft are getting at.'

well this statement they made is basically used to make sony fell like *****, that they spent over over hundreds of millions on each of these games for development and advertisments and yet microsoft only a few million on only ONE game and yet has made almost 1 billion dollars worth of profit, thats why sony fell like ***** now
Posted 07:55 on 11 June 2010
Karlius's Avatar


All these comments do is bring out the cock's that want to marry their consoles nothing else.
Posted 13:49 on 10 June 2010
altaranga's Avatar


No-one cares M$.

Trot on.
Posted 13:43 on 10 June 2010
II-Rossco-II's Avatar


Lets be honest, Wii has "stolen boths lunch money" and imagine the BS they could come out with. Sales isnt indicative of quality (Wii play says Hi). Imagine the BS sony Could say about Ps3 exclusives compared to xbox exclusives in japan(they could probs say something like MGS4 sold more than ever 360 exc ever in japan or summat stupid. But halo is awesome
Posted 13:36 on 10 June 2010

renegade@ draytone

More likely to say " It only does more first party exclusives" lol
Posted 12:20 on 10 June 2010


In other just as relevent news
Gt 1 -2 -3 have sold more than halo 1-2-3
Posted 12:19 on 10 June 2010
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Karlius@ Neon-Soldier32

Well according to Sony, sucess isn't measured in sales.

But truth is that it is. You know that right? It's something people like to say when something hasn't sold well.

Back on topic. It was a flame comment in the making. Tsk Tsk wish you wouldn't.
Posted 12:07 on 10 June 2010
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draytone@ Darren1986

"It does everything" probably.
Posted 12:06 on 10 June 2010

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