Halo everybody, Halo
A videogame has set the all-time record for most revenue earned in a single day by any entertainment property. Any property. Ever.
That game, for anyone hiding under a rock, is Halo 3 by Bungie, a subsidiary of Microsoft. Who knew there were so many Xboxes out there?
CNet notes that the game "netted $170 million in sales in the U.S. in its first day. If true, that would top previous records set by the motion pictures Spider Man 3 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Although you really have to divide the $170 million by $60 per, rather than by the cost of a movie ticket which, I’m informed, is considerably less.
Also, over a million players have logged on to Xbox Live to play the multiplayer version, Your news editor is not one of them.