In a financial report, Microsoft is said to expect 1 million copies of Gears of War before Christmas. With more than 6 million Xbox 360 owners currently, this should definately be possible.
look at how fast Dead Rising sold.
it selling that many on opening day.
I doubt it -- Despite the "overhype" machine. This game is short and only 8 players online. Once this dissapointing news is realized - people will wait for something bigger - with more players; options.
MS is obviously being extremely conservative here. This game will sell that many TODAY ALONE. Hell, preorders are likely well over the 1 million mark.
you must have mental problems
Freaking Fony Fanboy?
Resistance will look like a Wii game compared with this beauty. COD3 will kick resistances ass even. Deal with it.
that HAS been known for some time now, yet people still are looking forward to it? this uproar about 8 online is stupid. it's based on the style of play. i guess fight night sucks because it's only 2 online. there should be like 30 boxers in the ring at the same time randomly hitting people. last man standing wins. a lot of games are short, yet still good. also judging from the reviews, once you unlock the higher difficulty, it will extend your experience and challenge.
You are a genius. Perfect analogy... FNR3 with 30 people in the ring... lol.
1 MILLION before christmas WHAT they will sell a lot more than that beleive me,iv never seen a game that is so sought after in my life GOW is gonna be huge and i mean HUGE,its going to break records mark my words
Try 2.5 mil on the first day by Halo2.
...you should be comparing Gears to Halo, not Halo 2. Halo 2 set that mark, because of the insane fanbase from Halo. ;)
for one SO young, you talk with a lot of intelligence bro.
Sony fanboys just wanted this game to flat out "suck" so bad! They wanted this to be the 360's version of Killzone!
Even when the proof is right in front of their faces, they still deny the fact that this game is going down as one of the highest rated games off all time. Not to mention the highest rated game of the next generation of gaming.
When does 1up give a game a flat out 10?
How many times do you see Gamespot give a score of 9.6?
Or IGN with a 9.4?
Or Yahoo for that matter with their 4.5 stars out of 5.
There is no more hype machine! It was all true! The evidence is here!
The first true next-gen console game is hitting the market today!
Deal with it!
and BTW, I am not saying anything to disprove the fact that RFOM is going to be a great game for the PS3!
I am just saying that GOW has delivered the first true next-gen gaming experience!
I must admit, I just watched them playing it on AOTS, and it does look beautiful...still:)
It'll sell so much more then 1 million before Xmas...
GRAW was sold to over 25% of the 360 owners and isn't as big as this...
Dead Rising sold 500k in just 2 weeks. So Gears do 1 mln in 4 weeks come on!
Halo 2 sold many copies, BUT compared to the number of console units out there, I don't know how many there were out in 2004 when Halo 2 released but I guess much more then 6 to 10 million units!
This will be big. So freaking big. This will be all over Christmas. This will take over Sony fanboys. This will change gaming history, this will introduce the new king
PS3 and Wii move aside or ya will be pushed
"This will change gaming history, this will introduce the new king " The only history it will make is in sales. As for a new king, wow you are off your rocker.
Sometimes your comments make sense and are grounded on reality, but with this post you have proven again that you are an idiot.
Well explain yourself further if you think it ain't so. I like you calling me an idiot. The worlds greatest thinkers were are close to being mental, because they went on and on searching for the answer on their question and were the only ones going that far in it. The rest gave up before it, thus never reaching the goal. So I actually see it as a compliment ;)
Now. I'll explain myself.
This Christmas next gen gaming:
500k PS3's out (if they manage to get them out)
enough 360's out (no shortages expected)
MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
Now do the math. Even if 500k buy the PS3. It leaves millions and millions wanting the next gen gaming.
They see Gears of War on the demopods. The parents see Viva Piniatia. They see the other stuff like COD3, but also Testdrive Unlimited, FNR3 and more.
The PS3 shelve is empty. The 360 shelve are units. They need the Christmas present. Now there you go.
Furthermore: the PS3 will be hard to deliver for a long time in 2007. In EUrope not untill spring. If they're lucky it's on normal supply by then.
Killzone fans are tired of waiting for the promissed CGI material. They see Gears of War giving that in realtime. Will they say: "oh hell yeah I wait another year but don't know what to expect" or "I'll step in with the 360 and Gears of War and get those visuals right here, right now! And save me 33% on the console itself!"
I bet there are many of them.
SO yep. I believe this game will introduce the new king in consoleland. If you are not on par with the stuff above, proof me wrong. Untill now I haven't been off the hook much on things.
From the beginning on Sony fanboys were raving that Gears coulnd't live up to the hype. Guys like Land of Sand and me constantly gave the reasons why it would.
HD footage streaming/downloading no need for BluRay the same. Over and over again. What do we get? From 22 november on MS will stream HD movies on rental base. And downloadable TV series in HD
The RSX spec's not released like the Wii specs. That's the next prediction I'll give you. They hold back because they know it can't cope with the 360 spec's. Mark my words.
The new king is here. Hail to the 360
I would like to compliment you on being an idiot (great thinker as you call it)
1. Your arguments about the PS3 not having the numbers for this Christmas are the same arguments that others had about the 360 a year ago. I had to wait til January to find one for myself. So that wipes away the launch issues. So what was the point? People will get a substitute until they get what they want(i.e. buying a PS2 last year until they could get a 360) So the trend continues.
2. Gears is an awesome game. I am glad that a truly next gen graphical game is FINALLY out. A year from now the same will be said for the PS3. The offerings the PS3 has for launch are great compared to previous launches. Again nothing new.
This game will not be the sole thing crowning a new king. It can help, but it is not a revolutionary game. It is a polished tactical TPS with a lot to offer. But it doesn't appeal to everyone.
3. I agree fanboys having been bashing Gears. This is not the case for the true gamers. It definitely will be the best game on the market for a long time. As for viva pinata, I don't like the whole micro transaction thing. I want the full content upfront. Anyway, this is MS way of trying to get into the Animal crossing game craze. Ambitious but not changing history. Next..
4. As for the whole video download, this is not revolutionary. you can download on pc and stream to the 360. Then you can upgrade your hard drive to accommodate this. As for a 20 gig which I have always been disappointed with from day one is not enough. I applaud Sony for letting the consumer upgrade if they so choose. I hope MS jumps on this bandwagon also some how.(not usb external drives). This does not eliminate the HD movie war. This provides a cushion for those not ready to join in. Sony had announced this same thing with the Sony store. So everyone will be doing it. How is that revolutionary?
5. As for the RSX, you might be right. Who cares. If they can get what they want out of the current set up, then great. The reason you always come across as a flaming idiot, is because you are so one sided. Why aren't you a true gamer?
Get over this bull crap. I hated MS way before they released the XBOX one. But because I am a true gamer I put that aside and enjoy the offerings of the XBOX world.
You should do the same and enjoy what others offer.
umm with 6 million users i hope you sell 1 million by xmas with the amount of hype this game has had...
umm I hope Sony can keep up this generation with the amount of hype the PS3 has had.
Umm...it's a shame that philosophy didn't work in favor of Killzone for the PS2. Hype can't save a sh*tty game, by a sh*ttier developer. :|
1 in 6 people buying this title before the year end; that's the most ridiculous target I've ever seen. Then again, the 360 hasn't seen many top-notch games so I'm sure they'll get close to that goal, kind of like what happened with Halo, Dead Rising, etc. I'll get yelled at, but the explanation is pretty easy. When there's a very small amount of triple-A titles available for a platform, those titles actually sell extremely well since there isn't anything else that smart consumers want to bother with. It's actually why games like GRAW, Dead Rising, and so forth did so well. They're great titles, but with little competition. Believe it or not, I look at that as a great incentive for developers to work on the 360, compared to developing on the PS3 where there's an enormous amount of competition (and high risk of getting lost in the mix).
The A-button issue that reviewers keep bringing up is a bit worrisome, but I definitely want to check it out since it is being hyped so much by magazines and sites. I'm a graphics whore so I can't resist, and the blood! (whoa) Hopefully they start putting Gears in their demo stations; it'll convince a lot more people to buy it.
Had to find something I guess? I wouldn't worry too much about the "A" button issue. It seems like this was something that they needed to put in there to keep this game from getting perfect scores across the board.
Anyway, at least you admit that the game does "appeal" to you! Most of the other PS3 diehards won't even come close to admitting that much.
i agree that there is a small lack of AAA titles for the 360... but the number of software purchases has still been amazingly high... in fact, even with selling only half as many 360's as compared to ps2 (in its first year) it has doubled the software attach rate in a america:
I agree totally. I have a 360 and bought a whole slue of games. I play the big guns alot and the rest kind of just sit there. I mean not everyone can sit and play battlefield everyday all the time, or play halo 2, call of duty 2... The killer games for 360 are far and few between. Lately I've been playing my DS more than the 360 cuz I'm getting tired of waiting for the next game to come out for xbox. So yes Gears of War is going to sell like mad! Just for the sheer wait since the last game to come out for 360.
Hopefully when all 3 systems are out we don't need to wait so long for better games to come out. Compention is a good thing ^^
Now there you go again showing your arrogance and extreme gates but buddy fanboyism. It is definitely the best looking game out RIGHT NOW for any system, BUT that will now always be the case.
As for the article. There isn't any doubt that it will be the best seller, and sell over 1 mill. S A G A T is an idiot.
It better sell like hot cakes!
I've got a feeling that GOW is just about as good as it gets with Xbox360. They've squeezed almost 100% outta it and MS has made that possible with their massive assistance and budget.
until halo 3 comes out ;-)
These are just a few of the future 360 exclusives that are sure to push the hardware to it's limits; Gears is just the first.
And, BTW, my friend Bill Green, who works for Epic and worked on Gears and UT2007, said Mass Effect is looking amazing. If you consider that Gears is a relatively small game, in terms of environments/scope, it really isn't surprising what they were able to accomplish...ESPECIALLY since Epic designed the engine. Mass Effect will be a MUCH bigger game, in terms of scope, and will be just as impressive as Gears.
The party's just getting started, dude. ;)
You might be correct, I'm no expert here.
The fact that Epic with GOW was deeply involved in Xbox 360 development tells the level of commitment on that title. I've never ever heard of any game with so much dedication and commitment in one platform.
So with just common reasoning I believe they've set the HW utilization bar ver very high. I'd guess 90+ per-cent might will not miss very much.
EDIT: To be fair I have to say they deserve a big success with this title. That kind of commitment would be welcomed in other platforms too.
Lol this will totally sell 1 Million by than are you kidding me? Everyone I know with a 360 wants this game, let alone think about all the people who will be buying it and hear about this game or see the commercials on TV and be like, DAMN I want that game...it's going to be huge trust me...it will sell consoles because it has that appeal with the gore and the graphics
1 million seems a bit low, but it's closer to my prediction than theMART's prediction. I can remember that 9 post argument we had over how much Gears would sell. If I remember correctly I said about 2 million to reach 20% of the install base, and MART said his estimate of 5 million, to reach 50%, was a very conservative estimate. You can bet I'm gonna go back and find that post to rub it in some faces if I turn out to be right. Unfortunately, I don't think theMART will care, as he'll be way too busy playing Gears.
You Xbox fanboys don't like 2 admitt defeat and you are depried of good games, so there no doubt this game will sell 1 M copies lol ahahahahahhahah!
wow did you really just do that? Damn you sound like a little school girl, anyways, how's that ps3 working out? Oh that's right it's not out yet so I guess you're the one deprived off good gaming huh?
so the sonyfaboy sourfarts all come out...hehe I'm gonna pick-up this game after work and see whats up.
...we need a moment of silence for the Germans. They don't get this game, it's been outlawed there... how sad.
...consider it penance for the sins of their Nazi forefathers.
I kid, I kid. :p
I was originally going to rent this game first, but after all the reviews I knew this was a purchase. Walked into Gamestop, walked out with Gears. Why do people pre-order games, anyway?
Anyway, been playing for an hour or so...suh-weet. The controls take a little getting used to; I'm not that familiar with the weapons yet; but the battles are pretty tense, even on the casual setting. These things don't just hide behind a rock and shoot at you, they come over the rock and charge you while their buddy is keeping you pinned down.
Gears of War expected to sell a million? That's conservative.
It's sad that XBOX2 fanboys are clinging to this game as the end all be all. Give me a freakin' break. 8 players multi online ??????
Whooop- DEE- Frickin' - Doo!!!!!
What is this? Red Faction 2006 LOL? GMAFB
If this is what all the Gates Clones are hanging there hats on and if it's true (which looks more and more like it is) that this is the "best the 360 can do" graphically, then yeah, I guess you all had better be excited. With confirmation of no larger hard drive notwithstanding - the boys at MS seem like they are trying to buffer their limitiations by pitching overhyped ad campaigns and attacking the major competition while bringing "nothing" new or earth-shattering to the table in the interim -- after a YEARS time of playing leap frog. Oh well - it is an election year after all. C'mon MS - tell the truth. Where is your dynasty of games and exclusives?!!?? Instead of downplaying the competition and telling folks what they couldn't do -you all should've been developing deeper, richer, more innovative games - I mean you are the most POWERFUL software company in the world; are you not!!??? So why the infantile steps toward glory!!!! What gives!!???
Oh well, if players are satisfied with paying $70.00 for this half -baked, over-hyped polished turd with a WHOPPING 8 players online - then MS deserves to steal their money and sleep with their daughters too. Most believe that MS is banking or "gambling" or whatever the hell you wanna call "baiting" these days - - that this will be an "early" sony killer. Well they'd better be right, because anything less would be a downright embarassment quite honestly bub. Good Luck with the the UT prequel there mate.
Yeah, I think M$ is trying to err on the side of caution, given the pre-order demand I'm sure they will hit a million, don't get me wrong, 1 mil sold before Xmas is nothing to laugh at, thats great.....but its just a question of how many more people who don't follow videogames closely(casual 360 owners, an non 360 owners) will be drawn in once they see the game for themselves in various places like store kiosks, and friends homes.
Word is out GOW reached over 1 million pre-orders, so it is safe to say it will sell way more before christmas.
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