Doing some simple math, GameDaily
estimates that 52% of Xbox 360 owners in the US purchased a copy of Halo 3
. With 4.1 million Halo 3
copies sold in the US through November and 7.9 million Xbox 360s purchased to date, it appears like a simple enough conclusion.
NPD's analyst Anita Frazier says the power of Halo 3
is evident in the fact that it clearly drove Xbox 360 hardware sales
in September, even more effectively than a price cut would. Halo 3
may not make every outlet's game of the year round-ups
, but it's sure to receive game of the year from Microsoft's accountants.