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Halo Wars Sells 1 Million Copies

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Wow that was fast! It’s been like 2 weeks right? Well Halo Wars has become the fastest selling RTS in history. Here’s the full release from Microsoft:

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: http://www.halowars.com/stats/globalstats.aspx

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.

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