ELECTION DAY EXTRAVAGANZA! Halo 4 Vs The Next Call of Duty

Halo 4 is coming November 6th, 2012. Great news for Halo fans, but a HUGE power play on the part of Microsoft. Not only is it Election Day in the U.S., but early November has been the launching grounds of another juggernaut shooter franchise: Call of Duty. Microsoft is posturing to take on Activision’s giant shooter franchise head-on. Will the pioneer of modern shooters be able to challenge the highest-selling shooter there is? Who will emerge victorious after this Election Day Extravaganza? Let’s compare the two franchises:


– Two main developers: Bungie (2001-2010) and 343 Industries (2011-present)

– Metacritic ratings of main games: Halo 1 (97), Halo 2 (95), Halo 3 (94)

– Over 40 million copies of franchise entries sold worldwide.

– Halo merchandise has sold over $3 billion

– Highest one-day sales: Halo Reach with $200 million

–  Newest game is the first in a brand new trilogy featuring Master Chief, the main hero of the franchise since the first game back on November 15th, 2001



– Two main developers: Infinity Ward and Treyarch

– Metacritic ratings of main games: Call of Duty (91), Call of Duty 2 (89), Call of Duty 3 (82), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (94), Call of Duty: World at War (85), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (94), Call of Duty: Black Ops (88), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (88)

– 55 million copies of franchise entries sold worldwide, $3 billion in revenue

– Highest one-day sales: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with $400 million

-Newest game is rumored to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, a follow-up to 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops. No actual information is available at this time.


Now, it’s hard to predict what game will win when we only know details on one of them, but it’s still a thought-provoking scenario. Call of Duty smashes all of Halo’s sales numbers, but Halo has the higher average Metacritic score. Once Activision officially reveals their next Call of Duty game, and the release dates are both set, the games will begin.

What side of the fence are you on? Are you a Spartan, or do you prefer to hear the Call of Duty? We’ll see once the games release in November, but for now let us know in the comments.

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  1. Josh

    Call of Duty is completely dead and stale to a lot of gamers these days, me being one of them. With each realise they only introduce minor tweaks and gameplay changes, with online usually riddled with many bugs and glitches, as well as a boring and meaningless campaign.

    Halo on the other hand, while not as popular after its two newest releases (ODST and Reach) have an amazing and fun glitch free online, and compelling campaign. This being said, both franchises have done really well and have both developed the FPS market, but Halo will always be my favourite FPS of all time because of the experiences I’ve had with it, having pizza nights with mates playing Halo CE all night as teenagers etc.

    • dakan45

       “completly dead adn stale to alot of gamers” and completly amazing and high selling to atleast 4 times as many as those who its dead for. Should i remind you that halo was bashed back then to thill they gave up and  that halo fanboys are the reason halo still sales.

      Same thign really.

  2. Noble Six

    This has no question to what should be the winner. Halo reigns as champion. To all those call of duty guys out thers, sorry but halo my not be a good shooting game, but it excells in the fact that you can ride veichles and fly alien aircraft. Caompared to COD, it is a good allrounder and gives the player fun, worth every penny you have bought it for.

    • dakan45

      sorry but halo is NOT a good shooting game, the guns and enemies look like they were made by mattel and have no recoil.

      You can shove vehicles you know where sinc they always had childish controls, if  cod gets vehicles it wouldnt be cod anymore. Why you idiots cant understand that? Its like putting vehicles in doom or quake.

        • joshua

          that is exactly why halo is the better game because all you have to do is to point and shot and your enemy dies within three bullets i mean is that even realalistic no its not in present times you have body armor to protect you even from a 7.62 bullet that comes from the AK-47

      • joshua

        but which takes more skill halo or cod which has a better story line which has the best non-competitive game play and they have no recoil because they are super soldier’s not some regular soldier or oga

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