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Halo 4 vs. Black Ops 2 sales within 24 hours

The dust has settled after a monumental launch for Microsoft’s brand new Halo game. Halo 4, developed by 343 Industries has now been on sale close to a week and we have an indication on how the game performed, with some included details on how the inevitable Halo 4 Vs Black Ops 2 sales battle will pan out.

We could have predicted Halo 4 was going to be big, but record breaking big? Halo 4 marks the return of Master Chief once again and it appears that the series is showing no sign of slowing down, despite the departure of famed developer Bungie. Microsoft has just announced that Halo 4 has managed to shift a massive $220 million in the first 24 hours on sale, with the game likely to go on to amass $300 in the first week of sales.

$220 million in the first 24 hours is already a day-one record for Microsoft’s Halo franchise. The big question that will be on many gamer’s minds as well as Microsoft, is whether Halo 4’s first day and first week sales will be able to come close or even topple that of Black Ops 2, which is expected to pull a fortune for Activision once again.

Seeing as Halo 4 hasn’t managed to beat the last two Call of Duty game sales in the first 24 hours, we doubt it will even come close to matching Black Ops 2. The first Black Ops game sold $360 million in the first 24 hours of its release to set a record for the biggest entertainment launch ever.

This figure was surpassed though by Modern Warfare 3 which managed a staggering $400 million in the first day, which as you can imagine has not been broken yet – will Black Ops 2 manage to top this figure or not?

Considering that Halo was meant to be ‘in decline’ after the departure of Bungie, we would say that $220 million in the first day is a great achievement for Microsoft. Many gamers are saying that Halo 4 is going to outmatch Black Ops 2 in sales, but on the evidence of the $220 million figure, we doubt it is going to happen.

How do you see the sales battle going between Halo 4 and Black Ops 2? Easy win for Activision’s latest offering, or has Halo 4 got what it takes to beat Activision in a gradual process?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Gibler
Gibler

I have had every halo and every call of duty and here is the difference in the game. Call of Duty rewards bad players and campers (same thing) with kill streaks which causes more camping. You can be terrible at shooters and still be good at Call of Duty. Dont get me wrong I liked MW and MW2. MW3 was a mess, the spawns were god awful. Halo requires skill to kill your opponent. If your shot in the back you can recover and out gun your opponent if you are skilled enough. If you hide in the corner in… Read more »

usman
usman

i want halo 4

usman
usman

black ops 2 multiplayer is better but halo 4 campaign is better

WolF
WolF

The reason why Black Ops sold $360 million in the first 24 hours is because they are combining the sales of XboX and PS3.
However if we compare just the sales of Black Ops on Xbox with the Sales of Halo 4 ($220 million in the first 24 hours) it will clrearly show that Halo 4 exceeds the sales of Black Ops.
Conclution: Halo 4 win.
I’m a big Fan of Both Games, so I dont really care who is better or who sales more but if you are going to campare this games try to make some researh.

Savy
Savy

Black ops 2 on PS3 is a bugged up mess and the PS Vita version has actually scored 29 on metacritic one of the lowest scores I have ever seen for any game on there..

Halo 4 has shown that it is still possible to make an outstanding game without just trying to use its brand name to sell units.

Black Ops 2 on the other hand has managed to do the complete opposite and sold an unfinished bugged game..

Dan mandarin
Dan mandarin

People don’t understand that Halo 4 is only for the Xbox 360, and it earned $220 Million. Black Ops II earned $360 Million through many different consoles. If Halo 4 was on PS3, I would have been the top hit of the year. If you want to compare Halo and Call of Duty, you have to compare only the Xbox Sales.

umbra
umbra

black ops is you see someone. You shoot. They die. In halo. As a good or bad player. You won’t die instantaneously on most occasions. Giving you the ability to fight back. Where skill is involved. Because some ahat can’t camp and just spray your legs when you walk in the door. It takes more skill. Any serious gamer will tell you the same thing. Anyone else is either a casual gamer. A wannabe serious gamer. Or just sucks and likes settling for the easy way out. Im sure cod takes skill. But when you hear the letters mlg. What… Read more »

god
god

halo changes every game cod never changes cod every weapon just takes like 2 shots to kill somebody with halo it at least takes skill in the multiplayer cod is for little 10 year old kids that dont know how to play a good game halo is for people that like a great storyline and awesome multiplayer yes cod is more realistic because its set in the present but halo isnt supposed to be realistic its supposed to feel like a game not like a total rapefest with guns just face it cod fans halo takes skill something that you… Read more »

Blystic
Blystic

Dude 1st off Cod sales on 360 vs halo is a joke.. any one of the cods beat every halo sales single platform… 2nd Apparently you halo fanboys forget that Black ops 1 from e3 got best game ending in gaming history..

Juicy Ducey
Juicy Ducey

Does Halo have NAZI ZOMBIES?????????? Didn’t think soooooooo!

TeeMo
TeeMo

Those of you who believe that these two titles are even comparable in sales must have missed the most important point of all…Halo SELLS Xboxs. People BUY the Xbox FOR halo. Yes, COD has a faithful following(mostly young children and people who aren’t actually gamers). Whoever says the majority of Halo players are kids “13 & Under” must be living in an EMP’d shelter somewhere in the tundra. Aside, both are great games but Halo has managed to stay true to its beginnings throughout these past 10+ years, 4 games and more to come.

stahphammatime
stahphammatime

It must be fun being 13 or younger and having your parents pay for you xbox games and your xbox live membership…. On the other hand I have a job and a PS3 and I know for a fact that Black ops 2 topples halo’s petty star wars theme 24/7 day and night. Stupid idiots call of duty is for 16+

jay
jay

Maybe they should just count how much they sold for the Xbox 360 then.
Anyway, if black ops 2 generations more than 600M then its better than halo 4 even with overall sales, because there are more users on xbox 360/

Zazyt
Zazyt

Halo is Xbox only while Blak Ops is multi platform. Obviously it will win, Halo does great for just one console.

Matthew
Matthew

Xbox sales, Halo, Overall sales, CoD.

Not that hard to predict really.

marhorn
marhorn

This site does not have a clue…OF COURSE Halo 4 will beat it, on Xbox…but multiplat? thats just stupid!
Stop your Mongering!
And anyway…Halo 4 is a thousand times better…..I know cos ive got both (Black Ops 2 came this morning)

Thank you CPT obvious
Thank you CPT obvious

I was going to post the exact same thing. Lol I don’t understand how people compare multiplatform games to exclusive system based ones..

Cpt obvious
Cpt obvious

Halo is Xbox only, while black ops is a multi platform game. Idiots.

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