Halo Wars sells 1 million!

March 19, 2009

Halo Wars Sells One Millionth
Game, Becomes Best-Selling Real-Time Strategy Title

Microsoft today announced that sales
of “Halo Wars” have reached more than one million units worldwide, making the
exclusive Xbox 360 title the best selling real-time strategy game on any current
generation console. With a revolutionary control scheme designed expressly for
the Xbox 360 controller and a riveting story that takes “Halo” fans deeper into
the “Halo” universe, “Halo Wars” is breaking new ground for the strategy genre
by introducing a new wave of fans to strategy games and reminding existing fans
why it’s so fun.

Set in the year 2525, “Halo Wars”
takes players on a perilous journey through the famed “Halo” universe. As
players take the command seat in the early, epic battles between the UNSC and
Covenant, they will begin to unravel events 20 years before “Halo: Combat
Evolved” that shaped the franchise into what it is today.

Since the game’s release throughout
Asia on February 26 and subsequent launches in Europe and the Americas, fans
around the world have been taking full advantage of “Halo Wars’” rich Xbox LIVE
gameplay. To date:

  • There have been more than 2.6
    million multiplayer matches played

  • More than 118 years of time has
    been spent in multiplayer matches on Xbox LIVE

  • On average, more than 200,000
    “Halo Wars” fans have taken up arms in battles between the UNSC and Covenant
    each day

  • For more statistics and game
    information, fans can visit the official stats page at:


But these initial explosive battles
in “Halo Wars” are just beginning. Microsoft is working closely with partner and
newly formed studio Robot Entertainment, which is comprised of “Halo Wars” and
“Age of Empires” veterans from Ensemble Studios. More Halo Wars content is being
prepared, so stay tuned.

“Halo Wars” is rated T for Teen by
the ESRB and 16+ PEGI and is available worldwide. A demo is also available on
Xbox LIVE in all LIVE enabled regions worldwide. For more information, visit
Xbox.com/Halo  or HaloWars.com.