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Do Gears And Halo Still Matter?

While the last entries in both series managed to move decent numbers, it does seem as though both critical and general interest is waning. ODST and Gears 2 seemed to have a good start out the gate, but within a week or two, they quickly faded from view as other titles took the spotlight.

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GreenRingOfLife2810d ago

This article must have been written by a fanboy...

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HolyOrangeCows2810d ago

Uhhh, they're still multimillion copy sellers. Even if interest is supposedly waning, they obviously matter.

EVILDEAD3602810d ago (Edited 2810d ago )

LMAO @ the silly blog sites trying to rewrite history..

Too bad we were ALL alive when it happened..

The truth...

Halo Wars was known as an RTS since day one..only the internet haters pretend that no one knew. That's like saying people got burned from Heavy Rain because they had no idea it was going to be a QTE game.

With that said it still sold 1.7 million copies..destroying any numbers for any console RTS..and it turned out to be one of the best experiences for Halo fans ever..in fact it had the best cutscenes in Halo history

Don't even speak on Gear of War..both games sold 5 & 6 million..more than ANY PS3 exclusive ever..so does that no PS3 game matters?

Halo 3: ODST which I was the only one to predict last year..outsold every single exclusive on both systems in 2009...

So does that mean that Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 don't matter?

Look we get all the hate for both of these games..because they are incredibly successful games that have not been matched by the PS3 thus far in term of popularity..

But why do blog site after blog site try to suck up to 360 hater world and write articles like this..

This iasnt a prediction..this is fact

Halo Reach will have thousands upon thousands of fans at Midnight launches waiting in anticipation for the video game equivalant of Avatar..The game will break all kinds of sales records..and we will be glad to reference THIS article and the comments that follow.

Gears of War 3 whether it is released in the 4th quarter or the 1st quarter of 2011 will DESTROY anything in it's path when it drops..breaking it's own record set during the sequel..

Again..if you want to play make believe and claim they are not relevant..sit back on the sidelines in september like the rest of the haters and bear witness...then try to write one of these silly articles..

Bookmarked for future reference and laughs

Evil

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WildArmed2810d ago

lol I love how the person with one bubbles is calling out fanboys.

Anyways, I personally believe Gears and Halo are still a big deal.
They'll sell like Hot cakes and their quality is always above average, if in the best of the best.

LEGENDARY PELON2810d ago (Edited 2810d ago )

C'mon people dont get it twisted here. Gears and Halo are two beast games ONLY for the 360, that have a TON of Haters all over them.

Halo has been one of the biggest games when talking about multiplayer.
Check it out. Halo has been the most played game on XBL for 07/08/09, and after 2+ years of release, it still pawns any PS3 exclusive, period. Just check out all the MLG PRO tournaments they have every year! Thats taking Halo 3 to another level!

Gears of War 2 might have some lag issues, but it doenst prevent it from being a top notch game. Matter Fact it still manages to remain among the top ten most played games on XBL.

Currently Halo 3 is the #2 most played game on XBL, and thats because MW2 bearly came out, but just wait untill Reach comes out, and its going to murder anything on its way!

I wouldnt be surprised if the Halo Reach Beta itself took out MW2 from the number one spot!

Oh and dnt get me started on the sales, cuz i dont want the PS3 fangirls chocking on their own tears!!

["Uncharted 2 got over 33 GOTY awards", psh! Those 500 people online and lil sales sure prove it!!!!!!!]

The Maxx2809d ago

Halo 3 is the 2nd most played game on Xbox Live.
Gears 2 is in 9th place.

I still play Halo Wars on a daily basis as it's probably the best RTS game on a console.

http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...

It is absurd to think that Halo and Gears don't matter.

Sony Fanboy blogs getting approved just to try and redirect attention form the negative "MOVE" press going on is pathetic.

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NateNater2810d ago (Edited 2810d ago )

For 360 owners, sadly, that's all that matters

Sonyslave32810d ago

WTF sonyfanboys are now on the attack we must attack their weak spot for massive damage.

ThatCanadianGuy2810d ago (Edited 2810d ago )

I wouldn't come on N4G around Splinter cell or Alan wake's release if i was you.

Just a heads up :)

edwineverready2810d ago

If graphics are not important to you. They still are.

RememberThe3572810d ago

And we'll see how relevant they are.

infamousinfolite2810d ago

They'll still sell like hotcakes. It's Halo and Gears. That's like saying the Wii won't sell.

kurochi2810d ago (Edited 2810d ago )

pardon me for saying this, but people who own a 360 will buy just about any game that comes out on their 360 (I own a 360, but I don't buy into that). Best example, Halo: ODST......
While the PS3 doesn't have as a robust on-line exp. as XBL, Sony sure as hell have tons of 1st party exclusives that just pretty much slaps the MS camp silly......
Listen, generally speaking, if you want to just play online with your buddies with mindless killings, than the 360 is for you.
If you want new original ip's that pushes the boundaries, than the PS3 is for you.
If you want to play with your kids, than the Wii is for you.

edit:
I will still play Gears 3 (just out of principle as I've played the first 2 already) when it comes out. Halo.... meh.... not so much.

bioshock12212810d ago

Exactly but it's impressive for an expansion Halo ODST to sell 5 million or so when it got a lot of hate for its price yet still managed to sell well. As for Halo Wars it sold Im sure its around 2 million now for an RTS which is not a popular genre in consoles so that is still impressive. So for an expansion and a spin off to sell that well is impressive.

As for gears 2 its on its way to sell 6 million I hardly call that fading away it's selling faster than gears 1 did and that has sold over 6 million so yes they still matter.

SnuggleBandit2810d ago

"Exactly but it's impressive for an expansion Halo ODST to sell 5 million"

you are saying it was an expansion?? the game was a 60 dollar expansion?? i dont know of any other 60 dollar EXPANSIONS....

halo has a VERY loyal fanbase, and will pretty much buy anything with "HALO" written on it. ODST was basically only a 5 hour campaign for 60 bucks and sold 5 million....truly impressive indeed! ;)

BattleAxe2810d ago

People who bought Halo: ODST were easily fooled. Thats ok though, its not my money :D

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