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Microsoft announced last week that it has sold over 65 million copies of games in the Halo franchise last week, almost 14 years after the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved gave birth to the series.
That figure, nestled in the description of a San Diego Comic-Con panel on licensed Halo Mega Blok construction toysets, helps afford developers a better idea of how Halo games have sold since last October, when Microsoft crowed about the Halo series hitting 60 million copies sold ahead of the November launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
That game went on to launch with significant technical problems at a time when many big-name games were launching badly, and developer 343 Industries made multiple apologies before eventually giving away premium DLC to people who had purchased the game in an effort to make good.
The Master Chief Collection likely accounts for the majority of the 5 million Halo sales in the past 9 months, especially as it is now being sold bundled in with Xbox One consoles. However, in April 343 also released a Halo mobile game, the twin-stick shooter Halo: Spartan Strike, for iOS and Windows Phone.