And that’s just the takings in America, from one day. Microsoft’s very happy about this, with the accounts department pointing out this beats the day one earnings of the last Harry Potter book and the cinema launch of Spider-Man 3.
Halo 3’s also currently dominating Friends lists here in the UK too, so expect a similar GREAT NEWS! WE ROCK! press release to come out next Monday, when the UK charts will quite obviously reveal Halo 3 at number one. In fact, it’ll be such a hit it might even be the first game to enter the charts at zero.
“Within the first 24 hours alone, we’ve seen more than a million Xbox LIVE members worldwide come online to play Halo 3 – that makes September 25 the most active Xbox LIVE gaming day in history,” said Microsoft UK man Neil Thompson, which helps explain why many gamers have been having problems signing into and reading messages on Xbox Live over the last few days.
Hotmail’s also going a bit slowly today, too. Microsoft needs to get on the phone to Dell and get a few new servers sharpish.
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