Halo Wars Becomes Best Selling Console RTS, DLC on the Way
Written Thursday, March 19, 2009 By Dan WebbView author's profile
Microsoft today announced that their recent real time strategy title Halo Wars has sold 1 million copies already and now becomes the best selling console RTS title on current generation platforms.
Set in the year 2525, “Halo Wars” takes players on a perilous journey through the famed “Halo” universe. As players take the command seat in the early, epic battles between the UNSC and Covenant, they will begin to unravel events 20 years before “Halo: Combat Evolved” that shaped the franchise into what it is today. If you've not yet picked it up, check out our review on the title now.
Microsoft also released a few stats on the multiplayer aspect of the title as well which are as follows. To date:
• There have been more than 2.6 million multiplayer matches played
• More than 118 years of time has been spent in multiplayer matches on Xbox LIVE
• On average, more than 200,000 “Halo Wars” fans have taken up arms in battles between the UNSC and Covenant each day
• For more statistics and game information, fans can visit the official stats page at: http://www.halowars.com/stats/globalstats.aspx
The title, created from the ground up for consoles, was developed by Ensemble Studios as the company under that name has now closed its doors but that doesn't mean the end of Ensemble or even Halo Wars.
Microsoft also announced that they are working closely with partner and newly formed studio Robot Entertainment, which is comprised of “Halo Wars” and “Age of Empires” veterans from Ensemble Studios and more Halo Wars content is being prepared, so stay tuned.
Who'd have thought that a game with Halo on the box would sell so well? *raises hand*