‘Halo 4’ surpasses $220 million in global sales

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The return to Microsoft’s knight in shining armor, Halo 4, has earned over $220 million in the first 24 hours it has been on sale.

That’s more than many Hollywood blockbusters, according to a press release viewable on Xbox Live’s Director of Programming, Larry Hryb’s blog.

“We’re thrilled that ‘Halo 4’ has emerged as the biggest U.S. entertainment launch of the year,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios.

Halo 4 has also garnered over four million players online in the first five days, totaling 31.4 million hours of people shooting at, jumping over, and flying into strangers all over the magic of the internet.

Did you pick up Halo 4 on launch day and contribute to this massive amount of money? If you did, I’m sure 343 Industries and Microsoft is having fun counting your money, but you should head over to our forums and chat about it. And if you didn’t pick it up, check out our review here.

Michael is a lover of games, books, TV and movies and is studying English literature, journalism and film at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. He also personally enjoyed the ending of Lost.