Epic Games has announced that flagship 360 shooter Gears of War has cleared 2 million copies sold worldwide, making it the fastest-selling next-gen game of 2006 and the fastest-selling exclusive Xbox game of all time - an impressive feat seeing as it's only been on the shelves for six weeks.
The good news doesn't end there for Microsoft and Epic either, as the companies have confirmed that over 1 million gamers have participated in over 10 million Gears matches on Xbox Live, unlocking an impressive 7 million achievements and increasing Gold membership sign-up per day by over 50%.
"We've always held high hopes for Gears of War, but we never expected such an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and gamers all over the world," said Epic president Michael Capps, possibly muffled by the ringing of cash registers. "I can't describe how stoked our team is right now. Our fans can absolutely count on Epic to keep delivering new gameplay through Xbox Live."
And on the subject of Xbox Live content, the Epic boys recently dropped the first news on the upcoming patch, which they're rushing to get on to Xbox Live before Christmas.