The Americas Preview: 9/24 Edition (Gears of War 3's Massive Debut)

Blockbuster game Gears of War 3 finally launched this week after being delayed from its previous April release date. It opened to around 2.3 million (may fluctuate 10% either way, and should pass 3 million worldwide). A 2.3 million opening in Americas puts it on a par with Black Ops PS3 and Grand Theft Auto IV X360's debuts.

DS got another Kirby game this week, Kirby Mass Attack achieved around 40-45k units. F1 2011 also debuted this week to 50k units combined.

Hardware should be relatively flat for all this week, bar the X360 which should see a 50-60k unit bump off the back of Gears 3, mostly from the limited edition console.

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Misterhbk2518d ago

Insane numbers for Gears. Nice work epic. Gotta give credit where it's due. Gonna be interesting to see where they take the franchise from here.

Boody-Bandit2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

After completing the game, and without spoiling it for those that have yet to finish, you would think they have one of 2 choices of where to take the franchise and only 1 of those choices wouldn't be lame. I am hoping they don't choose lame.

You could say 1 of 3 places but the 3rd would be really disappointing.

Jobesy2518d ago

I'm personally bookmarking this article to compare to NPD results. Let's just see if VGChartz is reliable.