To be fair I believe the other Halo games had more days tracked. However still looking at a massive drop as sequel sales are more front loaded. I think the issue is Halo 4. Game turned many people away from the Halo franchise.
ZHuge posted the combined xb1+ps4 number, so it was simple. I forget how they got 304k for xb1. I think there was some PR saying the % increase from last year or last month or something like that. CosmicQueso (if I'm spelling it right) also had a nod that xb1 outside ps4 by only a bit, so I think the numbers are correct.
I won't doubt whether he is reliable, not at all. But the source of the graph is unknown, it could very well be GAF. Especially given his earlier tweeted hardware number that was also posted a lot in this thread.
Not really. Insiders have basically said around 20 percent is the high end for digital percentage. So you can bump the number up to a little over a million and it still looks bad relative to other games in the franchise.
Think your naive to believe that. Many other factors are more likely, such as greater competition, sour taste left by previous games and general franchise fatigue. H5 is one of the best Halo's made, its certainly one of the best MP fps on consoles. It'll have positive WOM to keep it going. And Gears is being made by one of the original leads, if its awesome it'll be fine, the series hasnt diminished due to quality or broken game releases. The spin off to Gears was perhaps a mistake though, I can see that impacting sales, not by much though.