Call of Duty Franchise Overtakes Halo in Xbox 360 Sales

That’s the math according to the latest VGChartz sales report.

Call of Duty: Black Ops has been the most popular game on Xbox Live since its release and sales numbers seem to follow suit. With sales of 13.07M units it’s also the best-selling game in the Xbox 360’s history. Adding up the sales of the entire COD franchise on Xbox 360 brings that number to a colossal 45.84M units.

Halo 3, meanwhile is the No. 3 best-selling game on Xbox 360 with 11.34M units sold. A sales analysis of every Halo entry on the 360 brings that number to just 28.09M sales – still spectacular, but much diminished under the footprint of the modern military first person shooter ahead of it.

With Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary due to ship a week after Modern Warfare 3, and Halo 4 expected in Q4 2012 along with what is surely to be another Call of Duty, it will interesting to see how the top spot shapes up. What do think about the sales numbers in video games? Should developers be more focus on quantity or quality? Let us know in the comments or forums.

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