Microsoft's latest game, Gears of War, continues its incredible sales figures, recently selling more than 4 million copies and edging close to knocking Halo and Halo 2 off the top of the Xbox sales charts.
That's incredible considering the relatively small installbase at around 10 mil.
"Getting Xbox 360 sales data from a Japanese site is totally sketch. So we followed the paper trail to the original source, iTWire."
THe original source doesn't seem to have a rumour. Second. 3 million copies were sold somewhere at the beginning of February so it isn't shocking at all 4 million now! On about 11 million 360 units sold on the other hand it is incredible
people will buy them. The GEARS keep turning. We no price drop the the game soon then. Do you guys remember Halo1 on xbox? Okay, of course you do. That game was $50 for like 2 years.
Could not have said it better myself.
Con grats Epic! That 40% of all xbox owners bought geow is damn impressive
Edit: Well maybe its more than 40% since so many people are on their second or third xbox. Either way damn impressive
Actually maybe the 360 installbase is even less. Us XBox 360 fans like buying extra copies of the same game just in case of emergency. so each one of us have at least 4 copies of Gears. [sarcasm].
Tip: Once an xbox 360 give anyone the ring of dead logically people don't run to the store and pay $400 for another one (uhh for obvious reasons), If one has extended warranty you mail to microsoft and they repair it for free or one pays like $130 and have microsoft repair them. So, I don't understand where you get your logic from since none of those options count as another console sold.
I would like to believe that you or a Sony fanboy it's not as stupid as to go and pay $600 if anything happens to their console... now would you?
Edit: By the way, your name fits you perfectly.
Damn nice. Gears is the new Halo for now. Great game too and I'm glad I got it at launch.
These are impressive numbers in such a short time! The 360 is a money making machine for developers!
I have not purchased it yet....I know I know WTF is my problem...I am going to get it on payday though for real.
If Gears does end up beating Halo 2's sales then just imagine how MASSIVE Halo 3 is gonna be!
$200+ million in one day? Yeah baby, yeah!
I don't think Micorosoft are gonna be too worried about the future now that they've got two such powerful and profitable exclusives - they're two games that people would BUY an Xbox 360 for. And that's not even including all the other exclusive and non-exclusive 360 games.
is still the most profitable product in 24 hours of launch. Not even 300 caught up to it.
Yeah FordGTGuy, game sales and launches will only get bigger. The traditional media of Film and Music are having to make way for the big boys of the games industry.
Rejoice gamers, from Pong to photorealism, from geeks to gamers, our time has finally come. We're gonna rip up the mainstream!
So that's 4 million copies at ,say $40.00 a pop,by my calculations that's $160 million so far. And devs are moaning about the cost of developing next gen games, Give me a break.
I dont know where you live man but gears is like 70$ in my area.
at around 20-25 dollars per game sold. What's the wholesale cost for this game, around 35-40 dollars per. Retailers generally get around 20 dollars in profit from each game and MS certainly get some money from each game sold. Which still leaves Epic with a nice profit.
yeah the average price of gears is probably closer to $60 so $240 million off of a game that cost 10million to make. i would say that is a pretty good return on investment. the good news is that devs will take notice that if they spend more time and make a great game they will get rewarded with great sales. sega i am looking at you, notice you don't see chrome hounds or sonic racking up millions of copies in sales. EA doesn't count they produce crap and still sell millions of copies.
i have so many unfinished other games like oblivion and i have already a preorder for Halo 3. Maybe i buy it used on ebay any time.
Yes that is an impressive number....
hmmm... did anybody notice the 5 letter word "Rumor" in this article. i'm not saying this game isn't capable of such sales, i'm just pointing out the article. I also like the fact that DC left it out of the title.
All first party titles of Microsoft get great sales, and gears for sure will beat halo 2 sales. It should sell through atleast 7 million.
Because it raises the bars for so many other games that the competition falls in our favor.
Inshort Halo 3, Killzone 2 better step their sh1t up.
BTW, 240m$ at 60$ a wop? Killzone so called cost upwards of 200m$ it would have to sell 4 million to break even. That Kinda tough for that game.
If games developers make good games we as gamers will buy it.
damn 4 million sales? That's ridiculous with the install base. Just goes to show when you deliver a quality product your rewarded.
The Xbox 360 is just a dream for the developers. Almost 20 games had hit the million sale mark. Lost Planet has hit over 2 million. Crackdown has probably hit the million sale mark. The 360 is making some serious money. The million sale mark is alot more easier than before....atleast for the 360. The new benchmark for greatness should be atleast 2 million sales.
incredible games, so little money. Damn you Micro$oft!
Cheers to Epic, 4 million and counting............ The Gears do indeed continue too turn.
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