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Kiwis first to play Halo 4

07 Nov 2012

We gave women the vote, climbed Mt. Everest and split the atom, and now New Zealand is the first country to play Halo 4.

Alright, it’s perhaps not that glorious, but the Microsoft launch event saw more than 650 Halo fans swarm to the EB Games at Botany Town Centre for the midnight launch two days ago.

But Halo has not been without competition in its launch week, as Assassin’s Creed 3 has posted some very strong figures after its launch just days ago.

Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot says sales for the new addition to the franchise have greatly exceeded the last game’s sales.

“First week sell-through sales for Assassin’s Creed 3 are estimated at over 3.5 million units, representing a year-on-year increase of more than 100 per cent," he says.

The launch of the game has put it on top of the UK all formats chart with record first-week sales for the Assassin’s Creed series.

That’s despite the fact the game won’t even be available on PC until November 23, with a Wii U version available upon the launch of the new console.

It’s that difference which could give AC3 the edge, as Microsoft revealed today they have no plans to port Halo 4 to any other platform.

“Halo 4 was designed specifically for Xbox 360, and while we’re always exploring new ways to expand the franchise and share the Halo experience with as many fans as possible, we do not currently have any plans to port Halo 4 to PC,” said a Microsoft rep to the Penny Arcade Report.

For a company to ignore PC gamers entirely is perhaps a dire mistake – what do you guys think? Should Microsoft be capitalising on as many platforms as possible? Let us know in the comments.