By Lynn Little
About a million copies of [i]Halo 2[/i] have been preordered so far, making it the highest pre-sale in the history of video games according to Microsoft. The game, which launches in North America on November 9, could go on to be the top-selling game of this year.
Microsoft has sold five million copies worldwide of the original [i]Halo[/i], which launched with the Xbox in 2001.
“We have the blockbuster of blockbuster titles launching this year,” said Xbox product manager Andrew Jenkins. “It’s hard to see a downside.”