Gamers of the world, get ready to have your buying power wooed like never before: According to Gamespy, in its first 24 hours (and in the US alone), X360’s Halo 3 netted over $170M for Microsoft. (Thanks, Bungie.)

Yes, netted. $170 million dollars.

In 24 hours.

Pow.

Per GameSpy, “this trounces big blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man 3 and novels like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

You don’t say.

Now let’s hope NBC won’t get the rights to the TV show.

Read the article here.