Halo 3 – The First 24 Hours

Following the release of Halo 3, the first 8 hours showed sales of 1.8 million units. The breakdown: 1.5 million presales and 300,000 off the shelves.

Clint Farrell stayed up until 4:30 a.m. Tuesday playing Halo 3.

He wore headphones so his parents wouldn’t that know he was awake. Then Farrell, a 15-year-old sophomore at Central High School, went to school, worked out during first-period athletics class and promptly fell asleep afterward in the locker room.

Whoops.

From over the U.S. were reports of employees coming to work slack-jawed and distracted. Some didn’t even bother to come in at all.

Microsoft is to report later this morning the sales totals from yesterday. It is believed that this one day will break many records long held by major entertainment mediums.

Looks like a new day for geeks and games.

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