With Half Life 2 having been released and Halo 2 out for a bit, it seems San Andreas is getting some very tough competition for the upcoming holiday season. Have a look at what the Philadelphia Inquirer had to say:
|This one is big. It is bigger than Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and bigger than anything with Mario or Zelda or Madden in the title. Without question, it is the gaming event of 2004. It is Halo 2. |
According to Microsoft, Halo 2 sold 2.4 million copies in North America during its first 24 hours of retail availability. That is an average of 100,000 copies an hour, folks. Overworked cash registers rang up $125 million in opening-day sales - serious change in any business.
- Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday Nov. 18
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