Microsoft: Halo 3 Fuels Best Holiday Lineup Ever

The Xbox 360 is currently in its third holiday season, and few would argue that this year’s lineup is among the best yet seen this generation. With games like BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, Rock Band and Mass Effect, Microsoft has plenty of artillery against close competitors Nintendo and Sony.

Yet there’s one title that continues to turn heads in all the right ways. A solid first-person-shooter offering outstanding replay value, Bungie’s Halo 3 has become the 360’s defining title.

Speaking on Halo 3’s success, Jeff Bell, Corporate Vice President of Global Marketing for the Xbox 360, revealed approximate sales figures: “The Halo 3 momentum is definitely still alive – the game has sold more than five million copies to date in less than three months since its launch, and next week we’re announcing the first release of new downloadable content for Halo 3 that will extend that experience even further,” he told GameDaily, going on to describe Bungie’s latest as an extension of the “best lineup in video games history.”

“So whether people are after a sports game like Madden NFL ’08, a sci-fi RPG like Mass Effect, a music-based game like Guitar Hero III or Rock Band, or a trivia game like Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action, all the best games this holiday season for everyone in the family are on Xbox 360,” Bell continued. “It appears that consumers agree as Xbox 360 software is on track to continue outselling software of our competitors combined this holiday season.”

The best lineup in video games history? What about it, AMN readers?