Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Gears of War 2 is closing in on 3 million sales.
if you judge a game by sales numbers, then you have to concede that wii fit is good too ... Lolz
Wii is for casual gamers. Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are for hardcore gamers.
xbox and PS3 have tried to entice the younger/casual gamers with viva pinata and LBP ... but to no avail.
M$ knows how to market a game, that is for sure.
So do Sony, the Motorstorm 2, Resistance 2 and LBP commercials are simply amazing. Yet those games are not really flying off the shelves even, though they are all great games.
Very true. You can't use the excuse of Gears 2 sold more just because of advertisement. All those games you mentioned had the commercials but just wasn't good enough to sell at a high level like Gears 2.
i have only seen the same commercial for Gears 2 and i have only seen it about 3 times and each time it was on SpikeTv...so i don't think marketing for Gears 2 has anything to do with its success...i think Gears 1 success has more to do with Gears 2's success...
"So do Sony, the Motorstorm 2, Resistance 2 and LBP commercials are simply amazing. Yet those games are not really flying off the shelves even, though they are all great games" Nice way to contradict yourself. "Sony knows marketing! Their games aren't selling!"
Uhh..."Sony knows marketing! Their games aren't selling!" is not a contradiction. As Marketing and selling are completly different things. You can market the hell out of Crap - it doesn't mean it will sell. Marketing does not = sales.
The point was that marketing is not the only part of a games success. Everytime an MS game sells like crazy people start saying that it`s simply because the games are marketed through the teeth. I somewhat agree with that, but if you market a crappy game you aint going nowhere fast. I`m not saying MS2, LBP or Resistance 2 are bad games, just that Sony is marketing them also. I love and own all three btw. I just think this years holiday rush is saturated with amazing games so people have to chose.
Sales arent everything but gears 2 is a hell of a game and deserves all the praise. Best single player I played this year, and best action game ever. Period. Not so sure about the multiplayer though, as it is rathen unsatisfying. Nevertheless, what a campaign!
campaign was better than Resistance 2's but Dead Space was the most amazing singleplayer campaign I've played all year. Amazing game. Too bad it doesn't get the attention since it is a new title among big sequels. edit: Wait I completely forgot about MGS4, lol. I enjoyed MGS4 quite a bit. Dead Space as equally tho actually even tho it obviously isn't as story driven as MGS4.
For me it was Dead Space > MGS4 > Gears of War 2 > all But all of them were great games, nevertheless this was a good year for us gamers.
so much for 2.3mil first weekend.... and so the ignorant embellish VGchartz yet again props to Epic though.... great game, especially co-op
believe vgcharts (with a z). I wouldnt believe them even if they were telling me the ps3 overtook the 360 because they are full of sh!te and always have been. They are just a posher version of www.nextgenwars.whatever ......remember that site? Im sure theres a deal going on with somebody from vgc and n4g because they are ridiculed everywhere else but always seem to garner hits and insight flamewars here. We can now see that gears did not sell 3 mil on the first weekend.
credit where its due in terms of commercial success for sure.
Most people repurchased their copy twice because of disc scratches.
yeah ...sure they did. don't you wish LBP had that kind of luck. maybe it would have sold more.... right. @ss clown
I heard LBP is the best selling title ever in Tokelau
Good for them. I expect this game to at least sell 5 million units lifetime.
hmm i wonder how much resistance 2 is selling
as far as sarcasm goes... that was awful of course Resistance isn't selling as well as Gears.... but what really annoys me is the people claiming Res 2 has bombed in sales when we don't have any NPD data... and barely any European data (we only have UK charts... which don't give out figures) Resistance will sell just fine.... as will LBP
Hahahahhaha i feel your pain droids.I wonder why ps3 games don't sell as much as Xbox360 makes me wonder.
and just think. they sold that many without having to sell it as a bundle... (hint uncharted,LBP,motorstorm,R& ;C,ect)
Microsoft has a pretty good combo. Hype the hell out of it then deliver. Sony should take notes. It seems they don't quite have it down yet. Seeing as they ether don't hype and deliver to a small group. Or the hype it and don't deliver.
Rather than the end, and do worldwide releases as often as possible. Whenever their games are launched, the sales look piss poor. But when you do Life-to-Date figures, you end up seeing a lot of multi-million sellers. Then again, Sony's not worried about gamers tracking the sales of every piece of hardware and software... =P
Gears 3 wont sell as good just based on the matchmaking & lobby issues
What's up with the " and ? in the title? Sloppy editing.
Droids are going "LaLiLuLeLo...LaLiLuLeLo. .." Great work Epic! Money money money! Enjoy that ROI.
3million??? wow thats more than the number of hardcore gamers owning ps3.
Excellent, by the end of the month gears 2 will outsold MGS4, impressive ah? in just one month this game will sold more units than MGS4 has sold in 6 months. i told you, the devs knows where the money is
in my g-string
You mean devs like Epic? Maybe next they can find where the compelling story is? I kid I kid.
aahahahahahhahahh man big ups to epic and ms can't wait o9 is gonna to be crazy ms said that they are gonna show games coming out in future like sony so ps3fans can't said 360 got no games blah blabh
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