Halo 3: One BILLION matches

630 decades' worth of deathmatch played

Bungie has released an update claiming that the one billionth match of Halo 3 was played over the weekend. And who are we to argue?

"Saturday night, while many of us were stuffing food into our faces, plenty of folks were still playing Halo 3," said the team. "At precisely 6:36pm PST, in a three minute and nineteen second game of Infection on Foundry, four players participated in Halo 3's one billionth match."


We wonder if they know, or got a prize for being the one billionth customer?
"One Billion. It's a giant number, one that's difficult to understand without the proper context.

"Our first thought was to put it into perspective by comparing Halo 3's total games played with its predecessor, Halo 2, a title that we are still super proud of, and one that's topped the original Xbox Live Leaderboards since its launch through to present day - over four years of online gaming.

"But there's a problem with that comparison. Halo 2 has yet to achieve one billion games played. As of right now, it's sitting pretty at 798 million total matches played. Surprised? We were."

Read the full update here.