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Gears of War 2 "pushing 3? million units

Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Gears of War 2 is closing in on 3 million sales.

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YouNoob3294d ago ShowReplies(2)
Kill Crow3294d ago

if you judge a game by sales numbers, then you have to concede that wii fit is good too ...

Lolz

saruwatari3294d ago

Wii is for casual gamers.

Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are for hardcore gamers.

Kill Crow3294d ago

xbox and PS3 have tried to entice the younger/casual gamers with viva pinata and LBP ... but to no avail.

Panthers3294d ago

M$ knows how to market a game, that is for sure.

Montrealien3294d ago (Edited 3294d ago )

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.

Firstkn1ghT3294d ago (Edited 3294d ago )

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.

Man_of_the_year3294d ago

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...

edhe3294d ago

"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!"

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Man_of_the_year3294d ago

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.

Montrealien3294d ago (Edited 3294d ago )

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.

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shamv3294d ago

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!

austere3294d ago (Edited 3294d ago )

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.

sukru3294d ago

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.

heyheyhey3294d ago

so much for 2.3mil first weekend.... and so the ignorant embellish VGchartz yet again

props to Epic though.... great game, especially co-op

Why o why3294d ago

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.

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