Halo 2 - $5.2 million per hour
Halo 2 is the fastest selling product in history of the American entertainment industry. After 2.38 million copies sold, 125 million dollars were made just in the first 24 hours of the release! The game leaked a couple of weeks before (not only the English edition, but also the French one), but that didn’t seem to spoil the sales!
That makes Halo 2 into easily the fastest-selling media product ever in the United States, another major victory for the videogames industry which builds on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ recent trouncing of UK videogame and box office records alike.
Thousands of fans crowded up at midnight in front of many stores in the UK waiting for the spending the night playing their Xboxes.