Halo: Reach sets sales record

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Halo: Reach sets sales record MICROSOFT has enjoyed the biggest gaming sales bonanza of the year, after a global stampede for the latest instalment of its Halo video game franchise generated over $200m (£128m) of revenues in just 24 hours.Sales of Halo: Reach, a first-person shooter game, stormed past the three-day opening weekends of blockbuster films like Toy Story 3 and Iron Man 2 in just a day, Microsoft said yesterday.Video game fans around the globe queued for hours in front of stores on Monday night to be among the first to try out the new game, the prequel to the Halo trilogy of games for the Xbox 360.In the UK alone, the game sold over 300,000 units in its first 24 hours on sale. The franchise as a whole had sold an estimated 3.67m units in the country up until the end of July, netting revenue of almost £110m, according to games industry body UKIE.UKIE director general Michael Rawlinson said news of Halo: Reach’s success pointed towards a bumper fourth quarter and Christmas boom for the UK video game market, music to the ears of firms which struggled to keep up the pace of sales as discretionary consumer spending slumped in the crisis.“This is excellent news for the video games and interactive entertainment industry, demonstrating how games sales continue to increase despite difficult economic circumstances,” Rawlinson said. whatsappcenter_img Share Thursday 16 September 2010 8:46 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldlast_img read more

Mortgage approvals in unexpected rise

first_img Mortgage approvals in unexpected rise whatsapp John Dunne whatsapp Tuesday 4 January 2011 4:58 am Show Comments ▼center_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Mortgage approvals rose unexpectedly in November to their highest level since July, but unsecured consumer lending suffered its biggest monthly fall since August, Bank of England figures showed.The mortgage approvals figures chime with an unexpected rise in the Nationwide house price index in December, though activity is still much lower than 12 months earlier and many economists predict continued property market weakness in 2011.Mortgage approvals for house purchase rose to 48,019 in November from 47,315 in October, in contrast to economists’ expectations for a slight fall to 47,000.Net consumer credit fell by £121m, its biggest drop since August, after a £298m rise in October.Analysts had forecast a 0.2bn rise in consumer credit lending. Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNight DailyHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeNight DailyThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishUpbeat NewsThese 25 Celebrities Ruined Their Career in a Matter of MinutesUpbeat NewsMoney VersedWoman Shares The 5 Words She Said That Left Her Boyfriend In AweMoney VersedElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Sharelast_img read more