Halo: Reach breaks online gaming records in opening day

More than 2 million Reach gamers play simultaneously

Reach gamers converge online

Just hours after its midnight launch yesterday, Halo: Reach has reportedly broken its first record surpassing the previous mark for the greatest number of simultaneously online games, a record held by Modern Warfare 2 since November 2009.

Announcing the record online, Halo’s developers Bungie proudly declared that Reach had eclipsed the all-time record for concurrent unique users playing online at any one time. Despite breaking the record, it is believed Reach’s mark could have been higher if it wasn't for Co-op gaming being unavailable to users of the new 4G Xbox 360 Slim console.

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Whilst the exact number of simultaneous gamers the new Reach title received has yet to be announced, the news that in its first has surpassed the 2 million mark recorded by Modern Warfare 2 is not surprising given the hype that surrounded the launch of the final instalment to the Halo franchise.

Prior to the game hitting shelves, a celebrity team of Elite Spartan soldiers took on the UKs top gamers in a grudge match and a Spartan clad stuntman flew a jetpack around London’s Trafalgar Square to promote the title's launch.

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