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New Video Game has Huge First-Day Sales

Hundreds of people waited in line Monday night to buy "Halo 2," Microsoft's newest game for the X-Box Video game system. With 1.5 copies presold, Microsoft already made $100 million, the biggest opening for any video game or film. Amy Katz narrates.

Fans of the Halo video game waited in long lines, Monday night, for the release of the long-awaited sequel, "Halo 2".

Microsoft said thousands of retailers opened at midnight Tuesday, for people who couldn't wait for daylight to buy it.


"I am super ecstatic. I haven't felt this way since I was five years old and still believed in Santa Claus."

The game involves a soldier fighting to save Earth from dangerous aliens. Over the next three days, Microsoft will release the game in eight languages and 27 countries. Analysts say the $10 billion U.S. video game industry is expected to be one of the fastest-growing parts of the entertainment sector.