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Halo Reach vs. Call of Duty Black Ops: What Will Sell More?

Over the next few months we have a lot of popular first-person shooters launching, Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black ops are perhaps the most highly anticipated, but which will do better in terms of sales?

For me I think that it is a no-brainer that Black Ops will follow in Modern Warfare 2’s footsteps and sell very well, perhaps it will even outsell MW2, however Stephen McGill (the Director of Xbox and Entertainment for Microsoft in the UK believes otherwise.

He suggests that so far 34 million people have previously purchased a Halo video game, and all of these will want to buy Halo: Reach, despite being a Halo fan I disagree.

In terms of Xbox 360 sales it could be pretty close, however Black Ops will be coming to more than just the Xbox 360 so overall it will easily sell more in my opinion.

Personally I feel that the Xbox 360 version of Black Ops will outsell Halo: Reach, do you?

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Source: SlashGear

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Jorge
Jorge

Halo reach is cool

black ops
black ops

well its black ops becauce like the 2nd day it came it was already best seller but i think halo reach is ok but i think black ops better seller thanks

pack
pack

so what if halo beat call of duty in the first day sales. its only because a bunch of 5 year old kids went crying to their parents and the parents probably got to pissed that they just went out and bought so that the little kids would shut the hell up. so pretty much halo reach blows big ones and call of duty black ops bends reach over and anally rapes it all day everyday.

lloyd
lloyd

ha ha halo beat cod on 1st day 200m!

Jeremiah O
Jeremiah O

Halo: Reach for SHIZZLE!

Jacob Sigely
Jacob Sigely

Oii halo reach is way better dudes.. aye cmon bro i bought black ops and the campaign is boring as heck the same repetitive gameplay. Multiplayer in BLACK OPS is so annoying when you start you immediatly get killed is that retarted or what, cod is so unfair people have better weapons better perks. Halo reach is amazing cmon the campaign is epic, going into space on a secret planet cmon we all know its better than the vietnamese war thats happend! HALO REACH is futuristic unlike cod which is in the past. Plus the multiplayer is EPIC IN halo… Read more »

some random
some random

cod is better… 🙂

spencer.johnson
spencer.johnson

black ops isnt realistic cuz when does are military use crossbows thtas right never cuz thats wat guns are for haaaalo reach will rape

HaloReachFan
HaloReachFan

I personally think halo is better. 4 reasons why: 1. you wont get killed easily.(armor lock, active camo, shields)
2. you can drive all vehicles(i played black ops but not the campaign) 3. i like how the spartans,elites,grunts,vehicles,etc. look like. 4. dont you think modern weapons are boring and futuristic weapons are interesting?

jkl
jkl

reach is waaaay better than cod. i dont care what anyone says.

wesker1438

im with HALO REACH but i have to admit BO will sell more since its on 3 platformes plus for all u ps3 fanboys saying cod is better i dont know what he fuk your talking about its the exact same as any other COD chasing a fukin russian terroist through the game and online its noobs camping with their FUKIN shotguns halo reach actually has differant campaign through out the halo series and WAY better graphics than fukin cod ITS GRAPHICS ARE SHIT.

brian

let me refraise what i said, cod will sell more bieng that its on the wii 360 and ps3 but the vetter of the to is halo and hears y in campaine of blackops first of all i will be behind a wall and die like every other try, and keh sahn and some othr level cant think of it at the moment,but like the enemy never stops spawning,u have to sprint and risk dying to get a checkpoint,zombie modes cool aswell its just gets old to fast, whereas reaches forge never seems to get old,,,,naaaaa meann@

brian

cod,quake wars,medal of honor,all the same,we need something unique,hmmm halo!halo ftw!

brian

halo and hears y in cam,paine of blackops first of all i will b behind a wall and die like every other try, and keh sahn and some othr level cant think of it at the moment,but like the enemy never stops spawning,u have to risk dying to get a checkpoint,zombie modes cool aswell its just gets old to fast, whereas reaches forge never seems to get old,,,,naaaaa meann@

Reachfan 66
Reachfan 66

only reason black ops will sell more is because it has more versions but halo is the better game and has the best guns as well as the better story and graphics.

bboobb
bboobb

blackops for shure all halo reach fans boooooooooo

cameron
cameron

black ops has better online than reach so i would say black ops, and halo is getting old now

Law
Law

Hey I saw a picture of sales around christmas and Black Opps was like 36$ nd reach was still like 55$ so i think that kinda goes to show which one was more anticipated. Also COD is a good game, but the players have no fuckin life, people 360 no scope headshotting my rcxd before i even spawn wtf? Tomahawking is fun but how does a blade in my arm kill me?? I get so pissed when teams stock up their incinerary strikes and send me and my boys to hell. Dont call me a newb cuz im pretty good… Read more »

TYMAN8
TYMAN8

Well even though I am an avid fanboy of both games XD I would have to say Black Ops. C'mon people, it was obvious that Black Ops is gonna sell more. After MW2 came out (which was a tad over-rated in my oppinion, not hatin') it was obvious that CoD is gonna get more people. There is also an incredibly large fanbase for Halo, however Halo is only on Xbox, whereas CoD is on PS3, 360 and PC. Even on DS and Wii. Sure Halo had a few PC releases, but only on CE and 2.(people are still playin those.)… Read more »

black ops man
black ops man

Wait im a halo fan but i play ps3 but i thing cod black ops is wayy better because halo just got owned by people trading in for cod black ops

the guy
the guy

I dont know halo 1 was actually better than call of duty and one thing is you cant say i like that cos its realistic halo is supppose to be fantasy and fantasy is fun dont get me wrong a huge fan of both series but i think halo will win overall

reach definitly
reach definitly

black ops will out sell halo reach cuz its multi-plaformed but reach is definitly a better game with more replayability

cod
cod

call of duty all the way

JaYkE
JaYkE

ok i was just talkin crap before i hadnt played any of them but now ive played both and ive realized when u start off reach it suks it takes ages to get in to the action theres only weird turkeys. cod black ops as soon as u play your shooting cops. yeah reach has forge thats boring you put so much effort into making your level and it turns out shit and it takes to long to make black ops you customize your own guns! and its just realistic the only thing i hate about black ops is its… Read more »

LolGuy
LolGuy

Hey guys. I love halo and think it is totally awesome. If you want reasons I'll give you my top 3: 1) CoD is realistic????? I've never seen someone walk across a huge firefight and come out with no scratch. At least spartans have power armour so it makes sense 2) Halo has realistic missions (e.g go disable that tower so we can get past) In CoD I just walk around listening to the commander doing things for no reason 3) The weapons are awesome. You say they are bad because they no realistic. So? They just weapons they shoot… Read more »

gdutsdf
gdutsdf

black ops is a horrrible game but nazi zombies is the best the real game of the year goes to battlefeild bad company 2 vietnam but halo reach beats black ops

mekilme
mekilme

look i finished both, for the compain halo rules,but for the multiplayer halo gets boring after few weeks while black ops dont, for multiplayer black ops rules.and i think halo will sell more because everybody who has an xbox 360 will buy it, while for black ops only a portion of the people on each system will buy it.

E p I c noob
E p I c noob

man like really halo take no skills yall need armor that like 10 shoots to kill one person that is so sadBLACK OPS ALL THE WAY AND THE ZOMBIE MOD JUST THE BEST

joshua
joshua

black ops all day reach sucks

blackopsftw
blackopsftw

Black Ops, all the way. 'nuff said.

Jackel Smith
Jackel Smith

in personal oppion I have never like call of duty very much the multi player gaming was alright but i like Ghost recon 1 and 2 were better and halo may have been "Getting old" per say but it should atleast out sell black ops on xbox 360 because since halo 3 came out people have been anticipating the new vechicle's and armor and stuff ANYONE who liked the original 3 halo's will love reach. but as it was brought up reach will lose in the whole Cod has 3 platforms reach has 1 for the overall price but for… Read more »

yeahyeah
yeahyeah

halo is a more creative game. Now these two games shouldnt be in competition, i dont consider them to be the same type of game. you get a different feeling from playing both games, now madden and ncaa can be in competition, but halo and cod dont compare. its like comparing a racing game to a hunting game, they arent the same genre. i love both games, they both have there great aspects and thrills, each game has their downsides and their upsides. Halo isnt trying to realistic, thats not what there going for, they want it to be fantasy,… Read more »

john
john

halo reach is much better and will sell more.

reach
reach

halo ftw, screw cod the most garbage game u would ever play cock of doody modded warfail cocks 2

nathanfrey
nathanfrey

halo rocks

nathanfrey
nathanfrey

you can drive the cars in halo so halo rocks!!!!!!!!! so if you buy black ops your just wasting your money

flip poone
flip poone

black cops is better

phil
phil

black ops is not based on real life is it was it would be 1 bullet to kill anyone idiot and black ops still have slow server plus the knifeing still crap

Wahoopla
Wahoopla

Even Halo CE is better than Modern Warfare!

Both
Both

Honestly, I've played both games and thier fun, so this whole argument is stupid. But if you think CoD is better cuz it's realistic, your stupid. If the earth went into nuclear warfare, most video-gamers wouldn't run out there and slaughter the whole Russian army, they'd be hiding under thier beds. If CoD really happened , it would be a nightmare.

Tigga
Tigga

I think CoD Black Ops will outsell Reach. That being said, CoD comes out on all consoles, while Reach is only on 360. Reach will probably be a better game though, as Bungie has put 3 years and lots of thought into it. Infinity ward rushes their games out once a year and has way less time to do it. Black Ops will probably be super similar to Modern Warfare with a few new features while Reach will be totally different do to new developments. Also does Black Ops have Jet Packs?

halo reach ftw
halo reach ftw

halo reach all the way. @black ops rock: its called a sci-fi game people. its supposed to be based on future life. course its not based on real life. sci fi games ftw. cod's just cliche, and you cant use vehicles, forge, or armor abilities? vehicles and forge are soo awesome on halo. forge is so expansive and free. you have the ability to do what you want, unlike cod. plus in cod everyone hacks and glitches and cheats. halo takes kill. cod you just spray one bullet and theyre dead, wtf. seriously.

leon
leon

HEY HEY HEY COD black ops sucks dick just like mw2 its the damn same stop saying cod sold more your just saying that to protect your shity cock of duty black cocks halo reach is 999999999999999999 way time better then cod black cocks why better gameplay better maps better campaign all that shit so u cod fanboys need to stop protectin cod cause reach sells more and is better dont believe me then GTFO

frank
frank

you people all fail cuz your arguing over 2 good games. i have both and they both tell a good story and there both good online games. if you are mad cuz u think halo suck just cuz u dont have an xbox 360, your the failure not the people who think halo reach or black ops are good. if your saying that eithor one is a failure or fake, thats your opinion.

Halo Wins...
Halo Wins...

My user says it all…!!!! HALO

Jhon
Jhon

Halo Will Sell Less Due to The fact That It's For One Console where as COD is for 2 and pc..But Halo is A Better game..Its original. Cod is so basic and it is dis organized,I have both so I can say halo is much better WAYYY more fun.

black ops
black ops

black ops all the way. I have black ops and reach black ops way better . live is awsome.

Jesse
Jesse

Halo:Reach is by far the better game, including the campaign, and multiplayer. But because BO is coming out on more than one console it will be hard to sell more. BUT HALO ALL THE WAY!!

mike
mike

Halo Reach is a challenging competitive Game. Modern warfare 2 and Black Ops is an easy game for people who don't like a challenge. For example. you're tired yet you want to kill someone on a game CoD is the game for you. Now you are fully alert and ready to show who is boss, Halo is the game for you. Now the reason I've come to this point is because mostly everyone wants to sit back and enjoy the game and not have to try to get a kill therefore making the sales of CoD more not only because… Read more »

AwsomeMan085
AwsomeMan085

Im committed to not making any complaints of Black Ops until I actually play it. In my opinion, though, until Call of Duty introduces any map customization features, Halo's Forge World has it beat ten times over. Unpredictability on new maps is constantly testing your ability to play, not just your knowledge of where to camp or where the sniper is. Second, I agree with whoever said that you cant base these games on sales. All Im concerned about is that Xbox360 is having a steller year for sales. Sony sucks. Sorry. Last, Modern Warfare was a pretty fun game…… Read more »

RealBlackOps
RealBlackOps

Playstaion has better graphics because of bluray discs? Wtf are you are talking about man… Go back and join all the other frantic, non-stop nade-throwing noobs on Halo

DraMa Iz Fly - Xbox
DraMa Iz Fly - Xbox

PT2 Reach will blow Black Ops out of the water, plus what I heard of it so far, it BLOWS. People say the graphics aren't as good, boo hoo. I Still play PS1 games because it's all about playability not graphics, you could have the worst graphics ever and have the worst game ever ( Kind of like I heard Medal of Honor was. ) I play on both systems too, I have a PS3 and a Xbox360. Only thing I see Call of Duty multiplayer for is a waste of time i must do before I can Gamebattle on… Read more »

DraMa Iz Fly - Xbox
DraMa Iz Fly - Xbox

They could come out with a Call of Duty game with two different small multiplayer maps and a terrible story mode thats like 3 chapters long, hype it up for a year and still outsell any game besides other CoDs. Thats just how well liked Call of Duty is, it's built off the franchise and with its multi-system platforms sell more. Sales aren't everything when it comes to a better game, Halo takes 10 times more still ANY Call of Duty game, One shot bam dead for call of duty. It has tons of little Sniper fanboys and everyone wants… Read more »

Jesus
Jesus

Halo is for ten year old little faggots

kesledin
kesledin

I have to admit, HALO REACH is awesome and I know that cause I currently own it. I also own mw2 (360), which was also an amazing game. I really don't think we can compare these two by sales, because black ops will be for multiple consoles and reach was only on 360. But on xbox 360 alone, Reach will definitely outsell Black Ops. Another thing I want to add is both games will be on 360, but only black ops will be on PS3. PS3 is missing out on an REACH, so 360 will own PS3 this year. And… Read more »

Jhon sparten
Jhon sparten

ARE ALL OF YOU FORGETING THAT TRYARCS MAKEING THIS AND THAT IT LOOKS THE MOST CLITCHE OUT OF ALL THE CALL OF DUTYS ITS A GOOD GAME BUT HALO IS THE BEST AND ITS BEEN THE BEST FOR 11 FUCKING YEARS

kennay
kennay

notice all the posts saying b ops will sell more have a lot of negatives? lotta biased opinions

Sarah
Sarah

Reach is cool but I think that Black Ops will be waaay cooler 😛

AlinH2
AlinH2

… Halo: Reach is a Exclusive Game for Xbox 360 ! Black ops on all platforms .. And will be more buyed … I have Halol: Reach and is so cool and is more better than Black ops but Black ops will be more selled

j

i like halo better becase halo dosent have noob tubes or hackers

the dude
the dude

call of DOODES suck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Jake
Jake

People are predicting Black OPs to sell a lot because of the success of modern warfare 2 but i know a lot of people, including me that are planning not to get black ops because so far all of the treyarch games have kinda sucked (besides zombies) and infinity ward games have been a lot better. So far the best cod games have been by infinty ward and saying this…the real reason black ops might sell more is because it is being released on more platforms. I mean to say that if both games were for all consoles then halo… Read more »

Hello
Hello

I love the 2 games, sci-fi and real wars.

😀

justin morow
justin morow

honestly think about it mw2 came out last freeking november and still cost 60 bucks even at gamestop. so the reality is that a lot of people have bought that game and all of those people are going to want to extend the story of mw2 in blackops. and my honest opinion is that halo is one lame game who wnts to sit around and play the same game format just new lovers so all of you halo lovers need to consider playing call of duty; black ops and expand your mind and i will almost gaurentee that you will… Read more »

AUG Devastator369
AUG Devastator369

a lot of reach people are complaining about black ops being on ps3 and they think thats why reach will sell more copies but if black ops was only on xbox more people that like black ops will buy the xbox 360 to buy black ops Fuck reach go BBlack ops!!

jeffrykindred
jeffrykindred

halo sucks so bad its not even funny. my brother bought reach the day it came out. there is nothing good about it. the only thing thats different than the other halo games is the stupid jet pack,armor lock, running and personal shield. in my opinion if you buy reach then your brain ****ed and i hate you. CoD is 100%++ the way to go it is realistic and the guns dont suck balls. even if CoD was for xbox only it would still be better. dont get me wrong halo has been basically the same since number 1. and… Read more »

jack
jack

black ops has zombies, i'm never going to touch hallo again

ajaya
ajaya

Halo will not outsell black ops because Halo is only for XBOX 360 but ops is for PC XBOX ans PS3

Black ops ftw
Black ops ftw

Reach didnt even beat mws sales on the 360… yes its multiplatform but astill on the 360 alone reach failed to do it… and black ops will be better than mw2

You know
You know

I like reach but it doesn't have what blacks opps is going to have! Not even close! Black opss all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Halo
Halo

I luv how the comments r filled with halo hate when majority of the people say HALOS THE BETTER GAME!!!!!

someone
someone

do you know that we are talking about video games and not about the real life?

Call of Duty is great, its based on the real life and what?

if you want something real, say away from the console and go to do some exercise, you guys and the reality in the video games, make me laugh

black ops rock
black ops rock

halos fucked up like alians relly. black ops is awsome its basied on real life un like halo

HaloReach
HaloReach

HAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEAAAACCCCCCHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zigey
Zigey

Halo reach is the greater game (IMO) but seeing as black ops is being released on three platforms it will be very hard for halo to outsell COD.

Chris
Chris

Black Ops will sell more. Why? Because Infinity Ward has changed up the Game play every single time they come out with a new game, where as Halo has kept the same format

bla
bla

i think black ops will be way better than reach yeah i have to admmit reach is a good game but think about it you get a fricken crossbow in black ops and a little remote controled car and reach is all future black ops is now and plus black ops has another zombie thing i just think tht black ops will be better

Negro 101
Negro 101

i thought that black ops was gonna lose on the xbox miserably but the pre-orders show differently, i cant find the site right now but black ops pre orders killing those for reach right now so i think it will win on the xbox, i just wish it was made by the makers of cod 6, i dont think it will be much better if at all better that the legendary mw2, (and no i LOVE halo, i just like cod more)

Alin
Alin

I am 100% certain that reach will beat the sales for Black Ops on Xbox 360 only. Black ops is coming out on PS3, 360 and PC. I also know that black ops will be better than reach as I have played reach and really dont like it. Just my opinion.

JaYkE
JaYkE

CoD black ops will kick butt. i mean they both have strategies halo came out early but CoD is on ps3 too so i like CoD because its actually modern not like fake future crap go CoD all the way

Jack
Jack

Considering that ppl are thinking reach will outsell gta IV sales for one week (500 million dollars!) I’d say black ops is screwed on the 360. Once black ops comes out ppl won’t care cuz they’ll still be playing reach. And to ppl who say reach doesn’t improve on halo 3 that’s some lame bs. Reach has new dedicated servers, graphics engine, forgeworld, and almost everything is customizable ( but so is black ops, when it comes to guns). I’d say reach on 360, black ops overall.

austin
austin

reach will beat cod its campaign is way better and so is the multiplayer and i have it so i know what im saying

chris
chris

1 THING.MW2 was a beast game untill all the moddng.It out sold halo3 by 110,000 copies in the first day.Black ops will out sell reach by far.halo is bad and not up to date.Black ops their fixing the hacking you can customize everything and commando is gone.call of duty is wayyyy more popular than halo.halo is for little kids whom think they are pro.the only reason people say halo takes skill is caused they have a pro circuit for mlg.thats a joke all you do is jump around untill one gets lucky for the headshot.all you halo fans are stupid… Read more »

nik
nik

halo rwach is cause modern warfare 2 really sucked wish i never bought it

Bob
Bob

Black Ops all the way..I like realistic games and not fantasy…Screw Reach..And you don't see Halo Custimizing their character with real guns and crap…This is my opionion.

Dan
Dan

Black Ops is going to top Halo Reach plain and simple. MW2 brought in a huge revenue, especially with Xbox 360 owners. That being said, almost all the people who bought MW2, are going to Black Ops to stay with the CoD series and for something new. Yes, Halo is a great game, but due to overwhelming amount of people playing MW2, Black Ops is going to be highly anticipated and will sell more than Reach.

Joel
Joel

Halo Reach all the way.

random
random

Black ops will sell more than Halo: Reach in total but if only count on xbox 360 i guess reach

kang
kang

halo reach will sell more copies

Kannakang
Kannakang

halo would have to be on both consoles to even touch black ops IMO. im on ps3 but have many friends on xbox, def not hating on XOBOX, i play on both. but alot of my friend are headed to the black side! LOL! they are saying that halo is getting old and nothing to speical to offer and black ops has alot of new things to toy with. thats the feed ive been getting here in LV.

devonta
devonta

To tell the truth Halo is going to sell more than COD black Ops cause infinty ward didnt make so MW2 is going to be way better…like cod4 to cod world at war…and on the plus side its the last HALO…this going to be a must have games like gears was n madden

Hai
Hai

I Don't Think Halo Will Outsell Because Just Look Reach Is A Day Away And Hardly Anyone Gives A Shit But Black Ops Is 2 Months Away And Everyone Can't Wait.
Halo Is Just Simply Over It's The Starting Point Since CoD 4 That COD Will Take Over The Gaming Industry Look AT Mw2 Earning Nearly 2 Billion Dollars That's Fuckin CRAZY!!!!!

jack
jack

i think halo reach outsell black op but black op will outsell ps3 with xbox

Light
Light

I think it comes down to sales I m going with Reach for Xbox360 since its a bungie farewell it may sell more

bob
bob

Black Ops will sell more, but Reach is the better game.

gaaaaaammeeezzz
gaaaaaammeeezzz

maybe black ops will outsell halo reach because halo reach is only for xbox 360 while cod black ops will be for ps3 and xbox 360

michael
michael

It's obviously black ops, i predict 1st day halo will sell 3 million compared to COD which will be close to 7 million, which was mw2s sales. Also black ops will recruit probably 3 milion on xbox 3 million on ps3, 1 million on pc, 900,000 on wii, 400,00 on ds

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