September 16th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Halo Reach Breaks Xbox Live Record
Halo Reach, the new first-person shooter from Microsoft and Bungie, broke the record for online play on Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service Tuesday—the same day it was released.
"Reach already surpassed the all-time highest record for Halo 3 concurrent users on LIVE. Woot!" said a Bungie developer, in a post on the company's Twitter page.
The developer did not specify how many gamers logged in to play Halo Reach at the same time, but the numbers were likely significant.
As of midday Wednesday, the basic, $59 version of Halo Reach was the top selling video game on Amazon.com, while the $79 Limited edition held the fourth place spot.
A $399 bundle that features a Halo-themed, 250GB Xbox 360 console and wireless controller, as well as the basic edition of the game, was the eighth best seller on Amazon's list.
The Legendary edition, which includes 10" character figurines designed by Todd McFarlane and sells for a whopping $149, was in ninth place on Amazon's real-time roster of top-selling video games.
Full story: InformationWeek
September 16th, 2010, 23:34 PM
my copy should be coming tomorrow. Just in time for Friday nite Lan party.