"With three weeks to go before the game hits store shelves, pre-orders for “Halo® 2” – the highly anticipated Xbox® exclusive from Microsoft Game Studios – have eclipsed the 1.5 million mark in the United States. With phenomenal record-breaking video game pre-orders, “Halo 2” is poised to generate more revenue in 24 hours than day one sales of any full feature movie in entertainment history, including “Spider-man 2,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Matrix: Reloaded.” "

Looks like November 9th is going to be a great day for gamers, when "Halo 2" hits the stores. More than 6,500 U.S. participating retailers will open their doors to sell the title, which is the eagerly anticipated sequel to "Halo: Combat Evolved." More here.