Will Halo 5 be the Best Selling Halo Game Ever?

This is a great article from Richard Bowman at Shady Tales. Fantastic read and makes a damn good point. Article in it’s entirety is below.


The Halo franchise is one of the most profitable in today’s gaming market with a staggering  60 millions combined copies sold world-wide, earning various spin offs and even branching  into the lucrative mobile market, first with Halo Spartan Assault followed by its sequel Spartan Strike. So it would seem that Halo 5 Guardians success would be a sure thing, another record breaker for Microsoft and 343 and all would be business as usual for the Master Chief. However, everything might not be quite as clear cut as it used to be for Spartan 117, as in recent years the Halo series has started to show a few cracks in its armour, the competition is now stronger than ever, and even the most hardcore fans enthusiasm has started to fade following a few lack lustre releases and PR nightmares for 343 industries.

Let’s take a look at the numbers

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THA Lore Thursdays: Activation Index

This is reblog from the Halo Wiki

The Activation Index, the Key, or Sacred Icon as the Covenant call it, is an object found in every Installation’s Library. It is the key needed to activate theInstallation, causing a reaction that will purge the galaxy of all sentient life. When inserted into the Core of the Ring, the Index activates the Installation’s main weapon. It is confirmed that an Index cannot be used to activate any Halo besides the one it is found on.[1] The reason Alpha Halo’s Index worked on the replacement ring at the Ark was because they were both Installation 04. This may be found in all of the libraries on all seven Halos.

John-117 noted in his debriefing of the Halo event that, if not for Cortana‘s intervention, he would have accidentally activated the weapon and destroyed all life in the galaxy. Halo’s main weapon exists primarily in case the Flood manage to escape containment and spread their infection to other planets. Only one firing of the rings occurred, at the close of the Forerunner-Flood War.

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Halo 5: Guardians Cover Art

The pieces of the puzzle have been put together and officially been released by Microsoft. It appears to have been a continuation of the #HUNTtheTRUTH campaign.

As stated in the original article, this appears to be the cover art for the game. Interesting enough I think this is the most “busy” box art for a Halo game that we have seen in a long while.