It appears that while today signifies the crowning of perhaps Barack Obama’s extended term in office, or a new president calling the white house his new home, long lines seem to be the norm around the nation. Video game stores around the nation saw long lines late last night as well. However for a completely different reason as arguable one of the most popular video game in the world was released.
Fans of Halo reportedly waiting in lines up to 12 hours before the midnight release of the highly anticipated Halo 4 game, some people even dressed up in Halo costumes. One of the main features of the new game is the return of the iconic green-armored super-soldier protagonist of Halo,”Master Chief” which millions of gamers will love.
In terms of revenue for Xbox, Halo alone has made more than $4 billion since it released in 2001, and has sold close to 50 million copies, a number that has only been rivaled by the popular shooting game Call of duty. Microsoft is expecting to have their greatest numbers for the latest Halo; they will be trying to surpass what Halo: Reach accomplished which it brought in over $200 million dollars globally on launch day. Whatever the numbers turn out to be, it will for sure be one of the top games of 2012, but many gamers’ are waiting for what they believe is the best game this year which is the newest version of “Call of Duty”.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 which may be even more anticipated to come out than Halo was, it is set to release to the world on November 18, 2012. Even though Halo has gained millions of fans, and ridiculous amounts of money over the years, it is call of duty that has taken the reigns of the biggest title on Xbox.
“Call of Duty has taken over as the most popular game on the Xbox, so I think it will be very close to decide if Halo or Call of duty is the best game this year,” Xbox Executive editor at IGN.com. Ryan McCaffrey said.
Something that Call of Duty has in its favor is the pre-order numbers, while Halo had unbelievable crazy good pre-order numbers, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is currently on track to break records and is likely to be the biggest game launch of all time according to IGN.
“Consumer anticipation for Black Ops 2 is tremendous, we have received a record amount of pre-orders already,” GameStop president Tony Bartel said in a statement.
Almost every game you pre-order there are several perks that you receive, for instance for Halo you get Armor Skins, Helmets, and Emblems. When it comes to Black Ops 2 you get NukeTown 2025 which is a down-loadable map focusing on close quarters combat. The map is now meant to represent a “Model Home of the Future” for 2025 instead of the original Nuketown’s 1960’s depiction of that concept.
So what would be your choice, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 or Halo 4? or maybe both or neither.
Official Halo 4 Launch Trailer
Official Halo 4 Launch Trailer ‘Scanned’ Long Form. This is the official Halo 4 launch trailer produced by David Fincher and directed by Tim Miller. Master Chief’s mind is violated by a powerful new enemy, who in searching for Chief’s weaknesses, finds the source of his strength. What do you think? Are you excited yet?
Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Live-Action Trailer
The official Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 live action trailer, directed by Guy Ritchie, takes you into the high-speed world of near-future weaponry. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 arrives globally on 11.13.12.
Pre-order now and receive the bonus Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map and access to the Double XPLaunch Weekend!
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