Halo 5: Guardians Becomes Fastest Selling Exclusive for Xbox One

Halo 5: Guardians has been out for about a week and Microsoft are celebrating some impressive stats for the game. It seems that Xbox One has quite a success on their hands with at least one of their exclusives this year.

According to Xbox Halo 5: Guardians has been the biggest Halo launch in history and is the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive to date. With more than $400 million made in global sales of the game and hardware bundles it pushes the total made from the franchise up to $5 billion during its lifetime. It also comes as no surprise with these statistics that it has become the most played game on Xbox One as well as Xbox Live.

“The success of Halo 5: Guardians is a testament to the innovative work from the entire team at 343 Industries to bring this installment to Xbox One and the incredible community of fans who have come to love the story, characters and gameplay central to the franchise,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “The game represents all the possibilities of Xbox One and has earned its place as the anchor title in the greatest holiday games lineup in Xbox history.”

Here are some other impressive details:

  • Over 21 million hours of total gameplay has been totalled up. This includes 12 million in campaign and 9 million in multiplayer.
  • 7 million matches were played in Arena and the Warzone mode.
  • 45 million REQ packs have been obtained. More than 568 million REQ cards have been unlocked in total.
  • Halo 5: LIVE earned a place in the Guinness World Records as the most watched video game launch broadcast with more than 330,000 unique streams which generated more than 5.5 million total views.
  • Halo 5 was the most-streamed Xbox One exclusive game on Twitch last week. This totalled more than three million hours watched.

So based on these impressive numbers it looks like Halo 5: Guardians have been a success for the Xbox One. Now to see how well Rise of the Tomb Raider also does on its release, as the other big exclusive coming to the Xbox.

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