Gears of War 3 is the big game on Xbox 360 at the moment having launched worldwide today (20th September) and being enjoyed by thousands of gamers.
Figured it would be more considering COD had has nearly 1 million simultaneous on any given night
A lot more people were playing COD for the multiplayer only. Gears 3 isn't tracking the many players who are playing the campaign first. I expect once more people beat the campaign, the multiplayer numbers will rise.
I play the campaigns first. I like to disoover new weapons as I'm playing the story instead of just figuring out what they all are in 5 minutes of MP. You reach a certain point and it's like "sweet, new rifle" or something.
I would say about 95% are playing the campaign first.
COD does not either, so what is your point?
@ above i don't think anyone plays cod campaigns after the first time.....
im sure it will sell more alot of people was either in school or work
Well, I picked it up today and just finished the last chapter of Act III and my buddy had to leave so we will finish it up tomorrow and then hit Horde. Anyone who doesn't play the campaign first in Geo3 is truly missing out.
opening day isnt even exactly over is it? as i type this comment its sept 20th (day its released) 7:40pm pst
I guess it didn't sell so well
opening day online users has nothing to do with sales. i am unsure how you can make that correlation.
dont need to get your panties in a bunch now.
@ipad i have no idea what you are talking about
Even if it sold 5 day one I'm pretty sure it will still sell over a million.
No need for that crap, sales never make a game better. It could sell 100 or 100 times that, im ok as long as theres people to play for a long enough period. Im the guy that was hearing that mad world song a few too many times.....basically means my team sucked. Got better, feels a litte stiff but everybody is bound by the same controls so ill make do. Kudos to epic and ms for the net code and servers respectively. Big improvement over part 2, big improvement. Zero issues on day 1
I personally love gutting people online with the Retro Lancer. It's right up there with chain sawing someone in half. I also loved how smooth it was to get into a match. No lag, no long waits, I thought it worked perfectly.
With over 200k pre-orders on during the last week alone and almost 2 million in total in just North America, it is pretty much a safe bet that 300k is not the total sold. But we all know you know this, you just wish it was
lol got beasted by a guy who seemed to be from iG earlier. Got destroyed. Was fun though. I wonder how many will be online by the end of the week. 1 million possibly?
I'm a PS3 gamer first and foremost, but I played Horde mode for hours last night at bar in the City. That game is almost making me go out and buy a 360 right now. Fantastic title.
Feel the same way, I only have a Ps3 but when my cousin bought Gears2 we used to go on Horde binges. The series is really awesome no doubt about it.
Yeah, Horde is the biggest deal for me too, spent insane ammount in it in GeOW2, I might have to re-buy X0 for this title..
Yeah horde mode is amazing. But god did i suck at it lol. Game is amazing honestly.
I sucked too, i improved though. Im getting used to having to push up to get grenades out. Dont know how i forgot from pt 2. I saw this guy running towards me from. Mile off with something pointy on the front of his gun. I gave him shottie but he lifted my a55. Its almost like you can take extra damage when charging. I done the same thing back to a guy. I ran in a slow arc towards him and it seemed he let off at me a couple times but i lifted him. I lol'd .. I need to improve on my cc though. I suck well to hard at that. Its all fun though. Enjoying the game
I also suck. I'm getting 1 kill and 11 deaths on average it seems. I'm getting a bit better rolling around and covering but I can't seem to get a good shot using the lancer. The shotgun (not the sawed off) is not working for me. I swear i plug a few good rounds and they still up and kill me. So fun though. Just need to get better.
that number will go up within a few hours
Yeah, even black ops on the PS3 (yes, the PS3) has more than that at any given time. Mind you some people will still be playing the campaign and will want to wait before they play multiplayer.
I skipped over the beta and played for the first time today...Damn its good. There is a massive leap from Gears 2 to Gears 3 on all fronts- its graphically better, far more polished and just ridiculously fun to play. The new enemies are amazing and I'm loving the retro lancer. They also have giant bosses in horde mode which is icing on the cake. Its just sick. I'd be playing right now if I didn't have work tomorrow. Favorite game of the year so far- hands down. A true AAA title.
It seems it peaked just under 400,000 last night. Is a lot less this morning.
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