Halo 3 becomes fastest selling video game ever

According to Microsoft, Xbox 360 sales have more than doubled since Halo 3's release on September 25

According to Microsoft, Xbox 360 sales have more than doubled since Halo 3's release on September 25. Additionally, the game attracted almost three million players to Xbox Live.

"Halo is truly a cultural phenomenon, and the launch of Halo 3 is an important milestone for Xbox 360 and for video games as entertainment and as an art form," said Microsoft founder Bll Gates.

"Halo 3 embodies our vision for the future of entertainment, where some of the world's greatest creative minds will deliver a new generation of interactive storytelling."

Last week, Halo 3 topped Spiderman 3 to become the highest earning entertainment launch in history with more than US$170 million in single day receipts.

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