Halo sales hit $200 million on first day

Sales hit $200 million on 1st day

Microsoft said its new videogame “Halo: Reach” had racked up $200 million in global sales on its launch day, building strong momentum for the November debut of the Xbox 360 maker’s new gaming system.

“Halo: Reach,” the latest in the blockbuster “Halo” series, is a key title for Microsoft heading into the holiday shopping season when it and archrivals Nintendo and Sony Corp clash with new products and look to reverse a recent sales slump in the $60 billion game industry.

Phil Spencer, vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, said a lack of blockbuster games was to blame for the industry slowdown, and the success of “Halo: Reach” would support Xbox 360 console sales for the world’s biggest software maker. Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s speech to Pope

Queen Elizabeth’s speech to Pope Benedict on day of his arrival to UK following invitation by the Queen and David Cameron. The Queen speaks in Scotland where the Popes tour begins. Video by ITN

Google instant, tester speak. What do u think?.

Go behind the scenes with Google Instant testers in this video from google . Some tester say they can see the results changing as they keep typing but just how good is it for the eyes to keep looking at the results changing so fast as you type.

Here is the video.