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Microsoft says "Gears" demand running high

Microsoft said on Thursday that early orders for its upcoming Xbox 360 game "Gears of War" are second only to its 2004 blockbuster "Halo 2," giving the company a running start as it aims to compete with the debut of Sony's rival PlayStation 3 console.

"Halo 2" for the original Xbox had pre-orders of 1.5 million and an additional million copies were sold in its first day of release, setting the bar for subsequent Xbox titles.

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UrbanJabroni4006d ago (Edited 4006d ago )

""Halo 2" for the original Xbox had pre-orders of 1.5 million and an additional million copies were sold in its first day of release, setting the bar for subsequent Xbox titles."

I thought this was some sort of record for all video games...period. The original couple of days beat ALL video games, not just xbox titles, and even beat the highest grossing movie as of the date.
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MoonDust4006d ago (Edited 4006d ago )

With 1.5 pre-orders and 1 millions sales the same day. That's a lot of money. 2.5 mil X $50 = 125 Mil. A lot of green in one day.

THWIP4005d ago

Halo 2 holds the record for most $$ made in the first day for ANY MEDIA FORMAT....music, movies, games...EVERYTHING. Of course, at $50 a pop, it really wasn't fair to make that distinction, but it was true nonetheless.

rj814006d ago

I have never ever ever ever preordered anything in my life but I did preorder GOW!

STICKzophrenic4006d ago

...and the guy said they were most likely going to have a midnight release for it.

I've had it pre-ordered for quite a while now and I can't f*cking wait until Monday night. I don't know how much I'll actually play it the night I get it seeing as I gotta be to work at 6:30 in the morning.

I'll have a hell of a time playing once I get home Tuesday afternoon though. :-D

CompGeek4006d ago

I hope they're prepared to get that many copies on the shelves.

marionz4006d ago

If this is just the pre orders for the game, then I wonder how many xbox 360 consoles will be moveing of the shelves for this game as well,And with pinata out the same day this could be a big punch by microsoft game studios, timeing both games for release near the ps3 launch, this is going to be interesting.

FadeToBlack4006d ago

Why is it listed to ship on the 9th at ebgames.com. I was looking to get this game the same day i pick up GOW, COD3 and my HD-DVD player. Anyone know for sure when it will launch?

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