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'Halo 3' makes $300M in its first week on sale

Microsoft Corp., striving to make its Xbox video-game unit profitable, said "Halo 3" brought in $300 million in revenue over its first week, becoming the fastest-selling video game.

More than 2.7 million people played the alien-shooting title online in the first week, Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said in a statement today. The company, the world's biggest software maker, released "Halo 3" worldwide on Sept. 25.

Sales of the Xbox 360 more than doubled compared with the weekly average before the debut of "Halo 3," Microsoft said.