guess one had to come first, and it seems it's Gears 3. Gears drops on Sept 20th. It will sell a lot of copies, mainly because its one of Microsoft's few exclusives and we haven't seen a Gears of War game in 3 years now.
I actually think Gears could have done with being released a tad early, around the start of this month. Currently the period leading up to Xmas is utterly swamped with titles, and a lot of gamers just can't get them all (we have an expensive hobby). But with Gears releasing just before the main part of the rush begins, it should give gamers plenty of time to save back up for the next big title.
Micrsoft pushed Gears back to the huge September slot. Halo ODST and Halo Reach were released back-to-back years in the same time frame and both games went oon to sell millions. Originally, Gears was going to be released in the first quarter. Which the truth be known would have been worse. September is actually the best chance Gears has had in it's history. If you understand game releases you know that Rockstar owns May..Micrsoft has owned September and Modern Warfare has owned November till November (lol). You can be successful in November, but it BETTER be a STRONG franchise. I've been saying this since Gears first moved it's date, the game is going to be a BEAST at retail. People are finally starting to get it now that the pre-orders are coming in. Just watch what happens in a couple of weeks.. Evil
I can't wait ANY longer for this game. so "no" is the answer to yo question. epic has done a great job with this game, and its all ready for release.
MSFT may be in a better position because they have huge exclusives that don't directly compete in the same genre's as huge AAA blockbuster multi plats later this year but they're not suckers.
Not according to Epic. They said it was done in April but MS wanted to delay it. Glad they did because they said they used the time to polish it and add horde 2.0.
What a terrible article. Claiming Gears will do well because microsoft has little exclusives? Give me a break fanboy author. I am sure COD, BFBC2, Assassins Creed, Mass Effect, are all being played on the 360 right now. Exclusives are such an insignificant portion of gaming for REAL gamers. Exclusives only matter to fanboys who think the world revolves around their system of choice. Gears 3 will sell better then any exclusive this year, or perhaps this generation. Gears 3 is the most pre-ordered game right now!
No. They should delay it another SIX months, back to April, the month they moved away from.
This article doesn't make any sense. The game will still be on store shelves for Christmas and people will be still be buying it in November. Just because it is being released in September doesn't mean it will disappear from store shelves. All of Halos had strong sales months after their September releases.
This article is terrible. Gears 3 is the most pre-ordered exclusive EVER on the 360 Gears 2 is still being played by millions.. And this scrub thinks 3 will be forgotten by Xmas??? Word of mouth has only made this installment more popular. Judging by the acclaim the beta has been given by the media, reviews will most likely be high as well. He has zero reason to believe this will get negative reviews
I agree with you dudes and you know their strategy is probably to come out with some cool downloadable content for Christmas which will keep the title relevant. Its like they got it all figured out:) Oh yeah by the way GOW was the reason I bought an xbox 360 to begin with..... Ya feel me
How dare you? I think it's been polished enough.
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