Considering Halo Wars was built from the ground up to establish an RTS audience for consoles, and obviously used the Halo name to get gamers excited, we were curious to know if it accomplished its mission. With a sample size of over 150,000 mostly core gamers, we asked social networking website GamerDNA if it had any data we could work with. Not only did it give us what we asked for, but did a full comparison of Halo Wars to other console RTS titles as well. The data not only gave us a better understanding of Halo Wars' success from being associated with the Master Chief franchise, but also how it compares to other RTS games on the console.


Another slide we found of particular interest (above) compared crossover of Halo 3 to Halo Wars with several other real-time strategy games available on the console included. Halo 3 obviously dominates all in the number of people who played it, but it's interesting to see the relationship the RTS games have -- not only to Halo, but to each other.

Check out all the slides below if you're looking to get really dip deep into the data stream of statisticals.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.