Gears of War 3 pre-orders have topped 800,000 units, making it the most pre-ordered game in the world at the moment.
Gears of War 3 is going to be the top selling exclusive this year.
i agree with that
if this is probably over 1 million units already i think epic will realize their ip is better looked after as a m$ exclusive then if it was a multiplat tittle edit if epic went to a multiplat publisher then it wouldn't be as cared for look what happened to bullet storm
when japanese understand something about videogames? lol..give to them final fantasy and stop lol...this why they dont buy xbox
@mini Gears is a more establish franchise in its third iteration, not to mention one of the best TPS in gaming. Bulletstorm is a new ip in an over-saturated FPS market, and even then it still wasnt a bad game, just not AAA
It very well could be. The only one who might have something to say about that is Nintendo though. Gears isn't a casual game, and casual games sell the best. 1 new game for Wii is all it takes. Sony's contender will be Uncharted 3. The series has built quite a following, but still not enough to topple Gears.
I agree, but it does seem like exclusives tend to get a little bit more attention for some odd reason. Personally, exclusive or not, if it is a good game I will play it!!! edit @DarkTower805: Yeah, Uncharted 3 is gonna be a pretty big game for Sony. If the previous game is anything to go by, it is likely to be a very good game indeed.
Yea the only exclusive that can compete sales wise is U3 and even then...... Gears has that rabid follwing its gonna do 2mil in 2 weeks easy.... The only game sony has had to do those powerhouse numbers this gen is GT5. I love PS3 exclusives but they dont have the selling power of Gears and Halo...
"I love PS3 exclusives but they dont have the selling power of Gears and Halo..." Well when you have an entire console that primarily sustains itself on two IPs and a userbase of said console whom are primarily interested in those two IPs, it's easy to see why. What's that old saying? "Two big fish in a big, desolate pond" In such a case it's easy to get noticed, along with all the attention.
you might never know what wii could pull off but yah it may happen + if its doing better than MW3 (which i doubt) thats impressive
Unless Pokemon 3DS comes out this fall, yup, ur probably right.
This made me laugh. A lot. Bubbles :D
theres 10 series in japan that would crush all totals..Pokemon is one.
a Monster Hunter 4 for NGP at its release, would be my choice :) (NGP will release this year) BUT that wont possibly happen T-T,
actually you make a totally valid and completely overlooked point. Bubbles for you mate
unless there is a halo title. But that is a true statement and you shouldnt get disagrees because its a fact and it doesnt matter if it should or shouldnt be the most sold.
This is true. Unless of course Halo 4 is announced to release this year
They would never release a Halo and Gears game in the same year.
@sonyslave3 Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Twisted Metal, etc. would disagree
none of those games will come close to outselling gears 3...
Resistance 3?lol That is never gonna happen. Maybe U3 but that's a big maybe. Exclusives don't sell like they do on the 360. Maybe because there aren't as many but that's another topic.
Gears of War 3 is gonna be epic...Hell YEAH
While those games are all shaping up to be great, they just do not have the same following as a game like Gears of War. Gears of War started this generation off as a pretty good title, that's what made people come back for more. Much like the Gran Turismo or Halo series in previous generations. But games like Uncharted, while great, just have not attracted the same level of sales as Gears. EDIT: To those saying it would take all three, that is a bit extreme considering Gears of War 2 sold 6 million, and Uncharted 2 nearly sold 5 million on its own. Just saying.
Do you mean cumulatively say hi?
gears three could outsell all of them put together
Really ? maybe Uncharted 3 has a small chance of outselling Gears 3 if the MP is as great as it seems. Not going to be easy though. Seems Highly improbable for R3... and I don't even understand why you mentioned Twisted Metal. This is like Saying Viva Pinata 3 could outsell God of War 4. No matter how great the game is going to be, it's just not in the same league.
Yes it would probably take a combined sales of all those games to beat Gears sales. I mean think about it. Why isn't Uncharted as much hype(which it deserves IMO) not generating the pre-orders like this? Why didn't GT5 do this?
RedHemi and Mini are actually right. Gears 3 could very well outsell all of those games.
@BrianG Gears2 sold just over 6m and uc2 sold just over 4 & a half, stop exaggerating. Mind you that's a vgcharts estimate, I suspect Gears2 sold alot more.
@Max- Nah, they wouldn't release it a Halo 4 this soon. At best, the only Halo game coming out this year is the Halo 1 remake. They'll probably add in some Kinect support to test the waters and see how consumers like using Kinect along with the 360 controller during gameplay. A 360/Kinect Bundle with the Halo 1 remake for $300 would be GENIUS by Microsoft if they did it.
how many did the first 2 sell? And is this just US preorders.
6 million each.
epic has a 3 game deal with MS expect their future games to be on every next gen platform
not if diablo 3 launches it won't!! Expect 7 million sold within 3 months on diablo 3 with a 1 year end tally running into 10 million
No surprise. This and MW3 are all xbox players have to look forward too. The numbers will be huge when everyones buying the same two titles..
yes, then please u guys should go and buy more PS3 exclusives (KZ3 for example) instead of multiplatform games (COD). Why is KZ3 selling less with higher PS3 numbers now then before? Too many exclusives to get this year? So how are they all doing?
we have 12 exclusives to buy idiot above me. You have primarily one popular one: gears. Our user base is going to be split between each exclusive but if you total all sales of such exclusives we beat you by a country mile i.e proving that ps3 owners buy more exclusives just different ones. I think the pre-orders are so high cuz of the beta where you had to pre-order to play (one way) But by the end of the year I think this will be the third or even fourth best selling game: MW3, BF3, and maybe skyrim or am I being too wishful...
@pyscho_mantis U mean like combine GT5 and MGS4 (2 highest selling games) = Halo 3 (~12mil), UC2/KZ2/KZ3/GoW3 = Halo Reach (~9-10mil) now i haven't include Gears of War 1 and 2 sell yet (10-12million), not to mention other exclusives sell number yet like Forza 2/3 (~6-8mil), PGR 3/4 (~4-6 mil), Fable2/3 (~6-7mil), JRPG (combines LO, Blue, TOV, etc = ~2-3mil?)), Halo Wars (RTS games = ~2-4mil), ME (~1-2mil), Alan Wake (~1-1.5mil?) and many other games (crackdown, dead rising, viva pinata, Banzoo Kazoie, Kaim, etc....), just go look up on gamefaqs or something. There can u combine exclusives sell (split all u want) on ps3 and see if you beat it by a mile as u said. U should really go do some homework before u post something that you don't know. Talk about ignorance. U should stick with others saying we play game, not sell numbers, it would make some more sense since quality is quite vague, vary from person to person, and an opinion so no one can say u are wrong. Just don't go into sell numbers.
Awesome for Epic Games. I can't tell you how I felt the first time I saw the original Gears of War tech demo/demo. That gameplay and footage had me so hype for this generation.
Definably a contender
no way lol, just like mw3 these are mp amazing games but dont have a very good sp (plot gameplay etc).GOTY needs to be something remarkable like Skyrim, Batman, or innovative. Gears is sadly more of the same essentially.
gears 3 gonna have a meaty SP, watch the trailer
Sales wise no, quality wise................
Gears ain't no where close to what it used to be. With games like Call of Duty stealing thunder and players from every franchise there is no way its going to sell like previous games.
Definitely deserves to be. The beta just cemented it's spot as a top game. It was the most polished and fun beta I've ever played. I cannot wait to get the game, Epic has really done right this time out and Gears 3 is the only exclusive this year that I absolutely couldn't do without.
Funny thing is like someone said above, a Pokemon game would easily take the cake for most sales, this is why I don't pay attention to sales that much. However, I'm sure Gears 3 will be a blast.
I hope you can explain the high Reach pre-orders and Black Ops last year for 360 when there was already : Mass Effect 2 Conviction Fable III Limbo Alan Wake CrackDown 2 All the multiplats like Red Dead and so. Jusy saying.
1. You act like its against the law to pre-order more than one game. 2. Every game you listed released MONTHS before Reach and Black Ops even came out except Fable 3 so.....yeah.
i have a ps3, but i want this one so bad.
its a really great series played 1 & 2 love them and im lookin forward to the 3rd i dont really like the multiplayer too much IMO but the campaign gameplay is nice AND NO PS3 EXCLUSIVE OUTSELLS 360 ONES PS3 HAS WAYY MORE GAMES TO CHOOSE WHENEVA A HALO OR GEARS RELEASES ITS SALES TIME FOR MICROSOFT HANDS DOWN THE BEST TWO FRANCHISES FOR THE XBOX 360
I love the campaign but imo the multiplayer relies on shotties way too much. I haven't played the GoW3 beta yet so I don't know about that game but I know in 1 and 2 people basically just ran around with a shotguns.
I also hated Gears 1 and 2 multiplayer, but when I played the Gears 3 multiplayer, I was amazed. It is so much better now, assault rifles are actually useful and you can get kills with them. Shotguns are still are a large part of the game, but you can do a lot of damage with the other guns as well. The beta was excellent and even blew some full retail games away in terms of quality, its a shame you missed out.
Well I'm glad to hear that. I will probably pick it up then.
this is the franchise that defined 360
Halo is what keeps MS gaming division alive.
Definitely picking up Gears 3 this year and checking out the new beast mode that Epic is cooking up.
Uncharted 3 will be right behind it.
I'm waiting for GameStop USA to get the Commando Dom skin as a preorder bonus before I go preorder my Epic Edition (Hopefully they will have the retro lancer replica edition as well). Gamestop Canada has it but not America. Big WTF. If Gamestop USA doesn't get it then I am getting mine from Best Buy with the Mechanical Baird skin.
Yeah yeah, then Modern Warfare 3 will come and rape that soon. No doubt it will be a good game though, but people still arguing about pre-orders? You can make one quickly, and cancel it just as fast. Its a nice indication, but lets not make "it will be the best selling game this year" claims. Cause we all know who owns that.
The beta was awesome...i just hope they. Change the sawed off double. That weapon needs to be a drop not a an established choice.
Can't wait to play this beast of a game.
could never get into this franchise, i own 1 and 2. Never beat them, they are boring to me and 3 looks no different.
I believe Gears 3 will sell more but Uncharted 3 will probably get game of the year!
Better not comment about Game of the year. Its going to be very tight this time. Firstly, theres portal 2 sitting at the top. And whatever you say, i think it is going to be difficult to dislodge it from that spot. Then theres my personal fav for this year the witcher 2. Plus the king of rpgs is coming this year. Also the king of multiplayer shooters is coming this year. We also have modern warfare 3. And we also have the king of superhero games. Mass effect 3. Rage. Damn its going to be one hell of a year for gaming
Are you sure Mass Effect 3 is coming out this year?
ME3 is already slated for 2012