With more than 1 billion multiplayer matches played each month,Seriously doubt H5 has ever pulled those numbers. Life-time sales are well under 5 million sales, yet there are claims that it did that under 3 months so not sure what to believe. I've seen some claim it's the "fastest-selling Halo game to-date according to Microsoft", yet Halo 3 sold 14.50m, which is nearly 3x times what Halo 5 seems to have sold. And Halo 2 sold 8 million while Halo CE sold around 5 million which is roughly the same as H5 so in a way Halo 5 maybe the worst main Halo sold in the series.
Xbox Live is built for performance, speed, and reliability. And
with ongoing service enhancements and new features,
it just keeps getting better."
As for performance H5 has actually been becoming more broken over time. I've literally lost track of the game breaking bugs but the more common issues I've noticed is the server issue bugs that have been getting worse. I remember at launch games were always quick to get into but after a year this drastically changed, has lead to issues that cause failed load's, etc...
Anyway since Reach I've noticed more, more people lose interest in Halo, can't think of anyone that actually likes or wants to go back to H5. Though I'm still playing to try to get to 152 but pretty the issues will get worse when Infinite releases.
Been struggling and fighting to make it to 152 as well, but that's a long haul ...10million Xps to go. I know I won't hit it by H6 release and then H5 would probably be just about dead after that. So I've been just cruising in and out on weekends only. I'd have to play everyday and like 5 hours a day non-stop, then maybe one could make it. Realistic, no. Been using nothing but Gold Boost pack, pulling in about 16,000xp per game and even doing that 10mil is too huge a mountain to overcome before H6. So I'm taking my SR-151 and is happy at that. Waiting for H6 to start this thing all over again from scratch. Hopefully with all that cash, things will be better (Hardware and software).
Here's how long it'll take me.
I'll need 692 games at 16,023 XP each (assuming you got Gold XP Boost packs in WZ FF/WZ)
to make 11,087,102 XP . Now that's a crazy number.
Or about 692 games at 15mins each = 10,380 mins = 173 hours = 7.5 days (gaming non-stop).
Which ain't gonna happen with work, etc. Which in the real world equates to about 2years
which will be too late due to H6 arrival.