There is another blockbuster gaming event this week on November 7: the release of "Gears of War 2 " The game published by Microsoft Game Studio's unit and developed by Epic Games Inc. comes on the heels of the original "Gears of War" which sold more than 5 million copies.
While the figures are going to be hard to compare, this looks like it has a shot at being one of the top video game releases of this year.
The game already achieved Gold Status early last month. Marcus Fenix may be no Master Chief in total sales yet, but being a number two in this race is still a major win. If the game is a fraction as good as the many game previews and reviews, it is a safe bet that this will also be one of the big Christmas gifts this year.