Halo 3 Beta Enjoyed By Over 800,000

June 13, 2007

Now that the dust has settled from the recently closed [i]Halo 3[/i] multiplayer beta, Microsoft has revealed that the game was played by more than than 820,000 unique Xbox 360 users. To put that is perspective, that’s roughly the entire population of Delaware. That, my friends, is a lot of people talking smack.

Also impressive is that the beta, which was launched on May 16 and ran through June 6, was played for 12 million hours over Xbox Live, accounting for more than 350 terabytes of data downloaded over the online service. Users also saved more than 580,000 replay videos, a feature introduced with the beta, which amounted to more than 2.7 terabytes of data.

Finally, Microsoft has enlisted the services of noted comic book artist and toy company guru Todd McFarlane to design a pair of [i]Halo 3[/i] branded wireless Xbox 360 controllers, which will be released in early September alongside a [i]Halo 3[/i] wireless headset.

Look for [i]Halo 3[/i] to smash headlong into retail shelves on September 25.