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Gears to shift 1m by Christmas

After the hype surrounding Gears of War, and positive reviews, Microsoft expects the title to shift one million copies worldwide by Christmas.

Chris Lewis, regional VP E&D said: "Gears of War is a title we know will deliver on all of its promises, and we expect the game to reach 1 million copies faster than any new titles for Xbox.

"This Christmas is an extremely important one for the entire industry... We've put an enormous emphasis on bringing new and exciting titles to market, and Gears of War is a key example of Microsoft's commitment to developing original and immersive titles for gamers everywhere."

The question is, will it be the biggest next-gen game this Christmas, with Nintendo about to unleash the Wii and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to millions of eager fans this Christmas? Will they all be able to get a console? We'll see.

Epic's Mark Rein has also confirmed that more Gears multiplayer content is in the pipeline, but he couldn't (or wouldn't) reveal when it's expected to hit Live.

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Balance3715d ago

everyone i know with a 360 already have the game. i would expect them to sell 1 million by thanksgiving.

PS360WII3715d ago

You mean it didn't sell a mill yet...

TheSadTruth3715d ago

shift 1 million units or ship 1 million units? or maybe im just not understanding

shotty3715d ago

Wait for it, now everyone raise your pinky fingers. Halo (both) shifted almost 15 million copies and made microsoft over $700 million dollars.

PS360PCROCKS3714d ago

I wanna know how many its shipped so far cause yea everyone I know either wants or already has this game, but 1 mil seems easy

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