Halo 3 ships to the manufacturers a month prior to its release.
The last chapter in the Halo trilogy has entered the publishing process as the game gets printed to discs and distributed to retailers within the next four weeks before launch. With an estimated first-day earnings of $155 million and 1 million pre-orders, Halo 3 will be the flagship title for the Xbox 360 as Microsoft hopes to sell systems this holiday season.
Harold Ryan, Studio Head at Bungie Studios, said, "This is a huge milestone for us and a big cause for celebration at Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios. This is the game we've always wanted to make and certainly the best game our studio has developed. We can't wait for gamers to get their hands on it on September 25."