Gears of War 2 screenshot
Gears of War 2 screenshot

Microsoft has announced that having launched worldwide on November 7, Gears of War 2's weekend sales exceeded two million units. Microsoft also noted that the game is well on its way to becoming one of the biggest releases of this generation.

"We were so excited to launch 'Gears of War 2' on the same day all around the world, something virtually unheard of in the games business," said Cliff Bleszinski, design director at Epic Games. "We wanted our fans, no matter where they live, to have a shared experience on day one, and that's exactly what's happened."

Over 1.5 million people logged into Gears of War 2 on Xbox LIVE during the weekend, clocking a combined 15 million gameplay hours and setting a new record for concurrent LIVE players. These players also unlocked more than 19 million Achievements.

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wel we all new this was going to happen.
Posted 11:52 on 12 November 2008


I see it beat Little Big Planet. Not surprising really. Sony seem to have all but given up on TV advertising and launching their product on a Wednesday to all but no fanfare was not a good strategy.

It's a shame, more people need to find out just how great Little Big Planet is.

Still, GOW2 deserves big sales, it's a great game. Shame Cliffy is such an irritating mentalist.
Posted 10:28 on 12 November 2008
Woffls's Avatar


Still less than Halo. That was 3.3. I'd have thought it would sell more, but I suppose it will be under the tree for a lot of people. I think it will reach about 5m.
Posted 10:27 on 12 November 2008
FantasyMeister's Avatar


Spooky, I predicted around 2 million 9 days ago. Congratulations to Epic on both a simultaneous worldwide launch and some pretty staggering sales. I'm looking forward to seeing what they're going to do with Gears of War 3 because Gears 2 is going to be a tough act to follow.
Posted 09:41 on 12 November 2008
Wido's Avatar


I knew that Gears 2 would most probably sell well over the 1 million target. This also seems to have squashed Fable 2 success from there first week as well then.
Posted 09:41 on 12 November 2008

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Technical Specs
Release Date: 07/11/2008
Developer: Epic Games
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-10
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 714 14
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