Halo 5: Guardians was recently subject to a discussion on NeoGAF where many speculated over how well the latest installment in the iconic franchise sold. Since Microsoft is yet to reveal exact sales numbers, many wondered whether it was because of the fact that the game had not performed exceptionally well.
Franchise Director Frank O’Connor was not too pleased with the rumors and stepped in to reveal that Halo 5: Guardians sold 5 million copies within the first three months of launch. Released in October last year, this would cover the game’s sales numbers until the end of January 2016. Based on that, it would suffice that Halo 5: Guardians has assumingly sold around 6-7 million copies since its launch on Xbox One.
In November 2015, Microsoft announced that Halo 5: Guardians saw the biggest launch in the series’ history to date and was the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive at the time. “The success of Halo 5: Guardians is a testament to the innovative work from the entire team at 343 Industries to bring this installment to Xbox One and the incredible community of fans who have come to love the story, characters and gameplay central to the franchise,” said Phil Spencer back then.
The game is strongly rumored to arrive on PC at some point. However, an official Microsoft spokesperson has recently revealed to PC Gamer that there are currently no plans to release a port. Instead, the developer is focusing on delivering “epic Halo experience” on PC through Halo Wars 2 and Halo 5: Forge.