Gears Designer 'Would Die' If Gears of War 3 Hit 10 Million Sales

Gears of War 3 may be the "most anticipated game of 2011" according to Ipsos, and Microsoft has promised that it'll be the "biggest entertainment event" in 2011, but the game's designer, Cliff Bleszinski, is a bit more cautious when it comes to sales expectations. After all, this fall/holiday is going to be extremely crowded with hot titles like Uncharted 3, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim... to name just a few.

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BrianG2742d ago

Hmmm.... Looks like I'll be picking up a copy of Gears of War 3 to go with my Brothers copy..... Maybe 2, or 3.

Just kidding, but that would be interesting if Gears 3 did hit 10 million. Especially since the growth from the first to the second was minuscule.

Even reaching sales of 6 million, (to match the previous 2 games), would be an accomplishment because of all the good games coming out in that short time period.

donniebaseball2742d ago

Yeah, it's going to be a challenge. There are way too many awesome games this fall to fit the budgets of the average gamer. I'm dying to play Uncharted 3 and Skyrim. I definitely want Gears 3, but those two are at the top of my list (yes above MW3 and BF3).

EYEamNUMBER12742d ago

gears 1 6m
gears 2 6m
gears 3 6m???

gears series 6.6.6 D:


TheDareDevil2742d ago

Looking at the pre-order charts, I think it can easily cross 6 mil

joab7772742d ago

Any other year and it would b at the topic my list. As of right now I have skyrim, B3, U3, the witcher 2 on console, Batman, revelations, deus ex (ifwhatim seeing now pans out), rage, and resistance 3 ahead of it. Well, R3 only cuz so many of my friends are getting it. But, sales are going to have to b gauges differently this year. It has the benefit of being the sole exclusive of Xbox but will go head to head w mw3 and b3 & U3 on ps3. It may b fortunate to hit 3 million by January. But, we have to be cautious w numbers now and give games more breathing room. Only mw3 may still rely on 1st week, 1st month numbers. The rest will have to see how their game sells in 6 months to a year. Gears may hit 6 million by next April. We will see though.

Doletskaya2742d ago

Only 3 million units by January? Well, since you even put Resistance 3 and Deus Ex(which I have no idea about what it is)ahead of Gears 3, I can understand why you will think that.

And just FYI, the first two week sales of Gears 2 were 2.5 million units.

joab7772742d ago

First of all,I put resistance ahead because most of my friends play on ps3 not Xbox. I am at heart an RPG fan so reusable ex has had my interest peaked for a long time. I loved gears 1 & 2, and i will love 3, but it isn't at the top of my list because i feel i can play it in early 2012. I am afraid many others may do the same thing because of skyrim, B3 & mw3. Now, i do know that it will definitely sell 2 to 3million initially because its core fanbase is hardcore. I have 2 friends that have this as their #1 game regardless. And as i said,it would normally b my #1,2, or 3 games except this year. I also feel the same about uncharted 3. Ppl call me crazy but its very similar to gears w great graphics and a solid linear story of about 12-15 hours w a very strong 3rd person multi component. But neither game has me amped like skyrim, B3's online. I may b wrong but to release amidst the biggest selling franchises of all time, they all will take a hit. So, yeah 4 million by 2012 and maybe 6 by April.

jetlian2742d ago

is coming before most of those games and only AC has a higher fanbase. its over a million preorders already.

FACTUAL evidence2742d ago

Damn, I'm going to get it because there will be nothing else on 360...but I really can't get into gears...

Kurt Russell2742d ago

I'm confused... So you don't like Gears, but you're going to buy it?

LocO_o2741d ago

Closet monster are we.

I hate the 360...goes back to playing Dance Central.

paintsville2741d ago (Edited 2741d ago )

Well of course this game will sell millions and millions. It's for 360 for crying out loud. People that own a 360 actually buy games. Not like ps3 internet ready blu ray owners. 360 owners own and plays games!!! Lots of games for hours and hours.They play off line they play online (Live vs. PSN = no contest because PSN is a hacked/hijacked/recked/imitati on of Xbox Live).
Gears is going to rock!! The demo is already better that ANYTHING ever seen on the paultry ps3 EVER. The PS3 would run this game at about 10fps and have torn frames at that with no antialiasing and a 4 gig MANDAT0RY install.
Xbox is rockin'!!!!

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badjournalism2742d ago

If that's a promise then let's make it happen, people! You can do it!

Close_Second2742d ago

Yes, and then we'll all be on charges for conspiracy to commit murder :-P

BeastlyRig2742d ago

Throw in some quick scoping & baam 10 million!

Raven_Nomad2742d ago

Gears 1 had P.C. sales, Gears 2 did not. Gears 3 is looking much, much better and has more pre orders then Halo even gets. I can see it getting pretty damn close to 10 million. Would be sweet!

theonlylolking2742d ago

Gears 3 improves on the gameplay that was used in gears 1. Even though the graphics have not improved that much they fixed many issues from past gears and that is why gears 3 will be great.

Raven_Nomad2742d ago

I don't know if you played the Gears 3 beta, but those graphics are so far ahead of the first two games it's not even funny.

It's a really solid graphical leap.

BiggCMan2742d ago

They aren't a huge difference Raven_Nomad. It's the same engine, optimized a little differently. There's some nicer colors finally, decent looking textures, but overall its a similar looking game to the previous 2. For it to really look significantly better, it needs to leave the UE3 behind.

BrianG2742d ago

Good point Raven on the PC sales. Shows that there was at least console sales growth for the series between the first and second game.

But the pre orders don't always tell such a clear story. Killzone 2 for example had over 1 million pre orders, as does Gears of War 3, but only went on to sell less than 3 million if I remember correctly.

With that said though, I think Gears of War 3 could prove to be a different case, since their was growth between the first two games on consoles. Just have to see how it stands up against all those games coming out.

BrianG2741d ago

Disagree's for mentioning Killzone 2 I guess.

But I suppose I shouldn't jump to conclusions, maybe someone will tell me why they disagree?

hudsoniscool2742d ago

halo reach had like 2 million pre-orders gears 3 just over a million so far.

CaptainMarvelQ82742d ago

ok then guys
Don't buy the game,so that he doesn't die
fans,you'll be doing him a favor

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