Minecraft aside, is this the first franchise possibly since Gears (I suppose you could argue Sea of Thieves) that Xbox has had come out and create such a huge impact? Eitherway it’s an incredible achievement by Playground (and Turn 10), seeing how the franchise grew from a spin off into what it’s become today. It goes to show Xbox is still capable of coming up with games which create huge amount of buzz.
I don’t always like making comparisons, especially between two completely different types of games, but I am curious how Halo’s player count will fare when that launches? A few weeks ago I was leaning towards Infinite but now I’m not so sure. The multiplayer has a lot of good buzz and with it being f2p you’d expect it to rack up maybe a million or so in the first few days as well (which would be even more good pr for XGS).