Bungie: 1.3 billion Reach games played

Halo developer parses statistics for futuristic Xbox 360-exclusive shooter; title reached lofty figure 14 months faster than Halo 3.

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Halo: Reach, Bungie's final Halo title, was released in the middle of September. It won rave reviews and minted over $200 million in its first 24 hours. One of the game's biggest draws is its robust multiplayer component, which is stuffed with dozens of game types and environments. Now, Bungie is reminding the community just how popular the game is through Xbox Live.

Reach dethroned Halo 3's billion tally in just three months.

Bungie released an infographic this weekend with its Weekly Update filled with numerous playtime statistics, but one screamed louder than the rest. Bungie announced that gamers have logged over 1.3 billion games through Xbox Live since the title was released in September. By comparison, Halo 2 never eclipsed 800 million games played, and Halo 3 took over 17 months to reach the billion-games-played mark.

Additional statistics released included players earning over 900 trillion credits (Reach's in-game currency), Bungie employees losing over 23,000 match-made games, and the total user base racking up a gargantuan 33 billion kills (across campaign, Firefight, and multiplayer). For the full Halo: Reach statistic breakdown, check out Bungie's infographic.

For more on Halo: Reach, which recently deployed its first $10 downloadable map pack, check out GameSpot's review of Halo: Reach.

Discussion

112 comments
vvvZombievvv
vvvZombievvv

what im getting at is halos over played and stupid why in the world would you need a jet-pak when you can jump 50 feet in the air

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

I think the best part about this Halo verse CoD is that probably about 75% of the sales from both games, whom are both over 1 billion dollar, are probably the same people owning both games because they are both fun in their own ways. I know lots of people that like both games. I've always like CoD games more personally simply because Halo people memorize spawn points and farm kills, which to me ruins the fun of the game. if you want to farm kills at least let a person live for longer then .5 seconds.... sometimes I can't even turn around and I'm dead in halo games. but gameplay wise I like both games.

TWayne1020
TWayne1020

Played a few games since Reach came out, but still keep going back and playing Reach. It runs so smooth, your less restricted by the environment, as compared to other games ,the A.I. ,for the most part, does differently every reload , it,s just awesome. As for me I love the campaign .

JtAgentX
JtAgentX

Those numbers are nothing but accurate. The game was such an improvement. The playlist variety is a great step up from Halo 3's. I love the experience system and that firefight mode is addicting. I played about 125 of those matches however...I only had the game for like 3 weeks.

digi-demon
digi-demon

The Reach Beta didn't convince me in slightest... and hated ODST - traded it in after the Reach Beta Period - Halo 1 & 2 are my series favorites. BTW I own Halo3 but have yet to complete it :? ...

Franzkill
Franzkill

I am not one of those 1.3 billion players. :)

Franzkill
Franzkill

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steve4123456789
steve4123456789

No it is not the best in the series, only a person who hasn't played the series but Reach would say that, Halo 1 no Halo game will ever beat that game.

tsiper
tsiper

Awesome!!!! Reach is the best in the series!!!!!

kca89
kca89

About 6 friends and I all bought Reach when it came out. We all got bored so quickly that we traded it in within a few weeks for Black Ops. I'm glad Bungie is done with HALO. The series has grown stale IMO.

ninjaroach81
ninjaroach81

@vvvZombievvv Must not have been that bad if you played it "tons of times"... Most people would give up on a game they hate after 2 or 3 goes. Just sayin...

vvvZombievvv
vvvZombievvv

Halo suck its over played i played it tons of times and hated it every time HALO SUCKS

steelmouth
steelmouth

and the world didn't expect anything less from halo

5cott
5cott

Halo reach is an awsome game. Fails of the weeks are some of the funniest clips ive seen for gaming fails.

xatman911
xatman911

The thumbnail looks like Halo Reach is Tronified.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@penpusher That's not exactly true gamespot had a report a 3 or so months ago that showed reach was only just ahead of MW2 which was nearly a year old at that point and that was just the stats from xbox live

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

Reach was awsome!! I just went back to Borderlands for a little while. I will open black ops soon as long as it doesn't suck like MW2. ERRRR THAT GAME WAS ANNOYING EVEN WHEN YOU WIN!!

brothersinarmsb
brothersinarmsb

HALO REACH BLOWS. Worst multiplayer ever in the series. Bunige if your so cocky in showing your statics go compare you statics with MW2 and Black Ops

seriousplayer_d
seriousplayer_d

1.3 Billion??? 1.3 Million is more realistic I think???

penpusher
penpusher

@AvnKnight I think youre confusing multi console stats with single console stats....on xbox halo reach is multiplayer king Besides within a year black ops will be forgotten when the next call of duty pops up with exactly the same multiplayer just with a few bells and whistles attached, like black ops did to MW2

Mysterieux936
Mysterieux936

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umster
umster

@Avnknight, Yeh black ops is a mad game but play it through 1 or 2 times then thats the end. Halo is an all time clasic

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

It is nice to be different from the rest, y'know. Surely there are other games to keep you amused?

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

@AvnKnight Halo: Reach is an exclusive game unlike Black Ops so comparison is impossible.

campbell153
campbell153

I read a rumour section in an Xbox mag that said there could be a possible re-make of Combat Evolved with the Reach engine! would it suck or not???

mxero
mxero

That's depressing...

Astynax15
Astynax15

@llamalad200: are you serious?!? Have you even set foot in forge world??? The possibilities are endless... ENDLESS!

Astynax15
Astynax15

@Avnknight: Every friend I know that has even attempted to play black ops quit playing that piece of crap game within a week and came back to halo or mw2...

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

So basically we take this number and times it by 10 to get the ammount of games played on blackOps just on the xbox, Lol halo wont ever be the most played game again on xbox.

Antherian_being
Antherian_being

@packers91 The DLC is not required to play any playlists other than the "Noble Map Pack" playlist. The message you are receiving in-menu is a RECOMMENDATION to purchase the DLC (which is well-worth it). Basically, you can still play multiplayer.

stEElyDaN909
stEElyDaN909

Great gameplay+immense popularity=no surprise. Everybody and their mother is playing this game.

packers91
packers91

i love Reach, but I tried to play it online the other day, and I needed the DLC to play literally everything. so I went to play Halo 3 because I did not want to spend money on maps at that particular time

McLeay
McLeay

Bungie: 10.7 billion people teabagged.

SniperFire17
SniperFire17

@okassar Yeah.... You couldn't be more wrong.

kairikh
kairikh

still looking into getting it, seems like it has alot to offer

Flint247
Flint247

I would still like to see a Forge World or Editor for Firefight Mode and Custom Games Matchmaking.

Flint247
Flint247

I personally like Halo Reach more than Halo 3. It was easier to get used to. It's definitely good to see that there were so many games played so quickly. This game is fun!

maybock3000
maybock3000

It is pretty fun, and the variety of games is crazy.

WindsweptSpy
WindsweptSpy

Bought Reach, played it for 157 hours, then sold it. Bought Black Ops, and so far have logged 218 hours. This Halo felt like a step back rather than a step forward to me. However, I understand they have fans, 33 billion kills. That's quite a milestone, congratulations Bungie on making another game that the masses gobble up and play religiously.

buft
buft

I played 700 of those matches, I'm a statistic :(

ash2197
ash2197

My name is ash2197 and i am a xbox360 fanboy and a halo lover.

RickyRevolver
RickyRevolver

Bungie is AWESOME ...To bad they paired with Activision:(

sojosteven
sojosteven

@Johiden about Howie1926: Howie say Black Ops on 360, not black ops overall.

Bamein
Bamein

@howie1926 Bungie has allways been doing this they care about there community alot. They have the best stat keeping system ever for their games so why not show it off.