Millions expected to buy Halo 2 on day one

The aliens are landing on Earth on Tuesday, and more than 1.5 million video gamers have already signed up to stop them. Millions more are expected to join them.First day sales of Halo 2, the long-awaited sequel to the hit Xbox game Halo: Combat Evolved, will keep many video game stores busy Tuesday from before dawn until after dusk.

Along with the recent release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the PlayStation 2 system, Halo 2 is one of the most eagerly anticipated video game releases ever.The first version of Halo sold more than five million copies worldwide, spawning three novels and several lines of action figures.

Halo 2 pre-sold some 1.5 million copies, prompting some stores to open at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to take advantage of the rush.

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