Halo 4 Breaks Billboard Video Game Soundtrack Record

Sales will increase while the Master Chief game will be launched

By on November 3rd, 2012 07:50 GMT

Despite the fact that it’s not yet being launched, Halo 4 is already breaking records, with the soundtrack for the title already managing to become the best-selling soundtrack based on a video game product.

According to a report from Billboard, the Original Soundtrack for Halo 4 sits in 50th place in the overall charts, a position that so far has not been accessible to a video game-based product.

The overall sales are not as impressive as the position, with the soundtrack selling a little under 9,000 copies during its first week.

This is slightly better than Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – Companion Pack, which was the highest charting video game-based product before the Halo 4 OST.

Presumably, sales for the songs will increase next week, when Halo 4 is actually launched.

Another Halo title, the second one in the series, is the holder of the title for highest weekly sales for a video game soundtrack.

Five of the various Halo based soundtracks have entered the specialized chart so far.

Halo 4 is set to launch on the November 6 exclusively for the Xbox 360 home console from Microsoft.

The game will see the franchise return to the character of Master Chief, which has defined the core three titles in the series before developers launched ODST and Reach.

The superhuman soldier and Cortana, his Artificial Intelligence companion, will explore a planet that was created by the Forerunners and will battle with their Promethean warriors.

The characters will also have to deal with the consequences of the war between the United Nations Space Command and the Covenant.

The development team at 343 Industries has already said that it wants to return Halo to its roots, which mixed combat with a lot of exploration.

They are also talking about a more emotional game and about a story that reveals more about the core characters.

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