Microsoft says Halo Wars has sold over 1 million copies worldwide, making it the most successful console RTS this generation.

The Ensemble-developed Xbox 360 exclusive launched at the end of February and received solid critical applause.

Since then, more than 2.6 million multiplayer matches have taken place, totalling more than 118 years in playtime. On average, 200,000 people face off in Halo Wars multiplayer every day.

Developer Ensemble Studios was closed following the release of Halo Wars. Veterans from the team went on to form Robot Entertainment, which will continue to work with Microsoft in the future, developing and supporting Halo Wars.

These figures put Halo Wars ahead of numerous console RTS outings - most, notably, by EA: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 being the most recent.

Perhaps the search for a console RTS trend-setter has finally ended.

Head over to our Halo Wars review to see what all the fuss is about.

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