Halo 3 has been successful.
I know that’s the equivalent of saying the sky is blue or that 60% of you are reading this sans pants, but did you realize exactly how successful it has been? According to this InformationWeek article, Microsoft’s sales of the Xbox 360 console doubled during the first fiscal quarter, a jump Microsoft attributes to the Master Chief. Profits during the period hit $165 million, a stark contrast from the $142 million loss just one year back.
What does this mean for the average person? Who cares? The more important question is: what does this mean for Keith David? The man has long been typecast as a hard ass military type, and even when he accepts roles in an effort to prove his ability to play a romantic lead, the whole thing somehow gets twisted around (see Requiem for a Dream). We here at Destructoid hope the success of Halo 3 leads Mr. David to similar success in Hollywood, and an even wider array of roles proving his ability to not merely play a gruff military type, but also a gruff alien, or even a gruff drug dealer.