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Halo 5 released to a very successful launch back in October of 2015 drawing in over $400 million in its first few days of release between software and hardware. Since then, we know that sales have exceeded 5 million and the game continues to sell well. Halo 5 recently had a free play period for Xbox Live Gold members and apparently “holy moly lots” took advantage of that offer.
The Halo Reddit account bravo343 revealed that:
This isn’t something we’ve talked about yet, but I am rather happy to share that even before the free play period, Halo 5 has had the highest monthly active players for a Halo title since Halo 3.
Also exciting (and not yet discussed, either) is the increase that H5 has seen in players each month over the past few months (we just got done looking at June numbers, which are once again higher than the previous month).
With the great work the 343 team is doing with the huge monthly updates this doesn’t come as much of a surprise for one of gaming’s biggest franchises.