Halo 3 is set to be released this Fall, but no official date has been announced yet. I decided to look around to see what the estimated release date was going to be, but to my surprise, nearly every place I went gave a different date. The dates ranged from July to November, so your guess is as good as mine, although four of the locations all said November 1st. It makes me wonder where all of these places are getting their dates from, because it’s clearly not Microsoft if they’re all different.
Here’s what I found:
- Toys R Us – July 4, 2007
- Circuit City – September 30, 2007
- Target – November 1, 2007
- Walmart– November 1, 2007
- Amazon – November 1, 2007
- Game Stop – November 1, 2007
- Buy.com – November 15, 2007
- Best Buy – November 15, 2007
Keep in mind, there are three flavors that Halo will come in with prices ranging from $49.99 to $129.99. You still have a few months to determine which version will be best for you if you haven’t already.
The game hasn’t even been released, yet it’s already breaking records. From the looks and sounds of it, Halo 3 could be the most anticipated and best selling video game ever. Many retailers have been accepting pre-orders for the game, and those are selling like crazy.
Just how crazy are they selling? Well Game Stop Corp. alone which includes Game Stop stores, EB Games, and Funcoland have sold over four million pre-orders in North America alone! That doesn’t even include any of the other retailers out there selling them.
To put this into perspective, here are some numbers that define just how big Halo 3 is going to be. When Halo 2 was released, between all the retailers, 1.5 million pre-orders were sold. Thus far, Gears of War has been the best-selling title for Xbox 360, and has sold four million copies worldwide.
If Halo 3 pre-orders continue to sell, Halo 3 will easily out-sell Halo and Halo 2 combined, which is simply amazing. From what I hear, the game is set to impress, and hopefully it does.