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Microsoft: Gears 2 increased 360 sales by 30 - 45 %

Split-Screen writes: "We met Ashim Mathur, the National Marketing Manager of the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. Earlier, Microsoft India had said they expected Gears of War 2 to help boost sales of their console, and today Mathur said that while they can't reveal the exact figures, sales for the 360 went up by 30 to 45 per cent in the wake of Gears 2.

"So, the XBox 360 has apparently got a lead in the console wars here, for now anyway."

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Silogon3841d ago

I bet Sony wishes Little Big Planet would've done that for them... Oh, wait... no they don't. They knew it wouldn't cause they didn't advertise for it. I mean, hell.. is it even out yet? haha

Nike3841d ago

Er...now that you mention it...No, it isn't. -_-;;

The Matrix3841d ago (Edited 3841d ago )

I bought a 360 because of it.

WANNA GET HIGH3841d ago (Edited 3841d ago )

Im not suprised.I am getting a 360 because of this game.In my game store in london they are going a bundle that is amazing.

U can buy a 60G 360,gears1,gears2 and fallout3 for only £199 and it comes with 2 pads and a headset with. That is the type of deal that i cannot let go.Once i get my money im buying it to sit along side my ps3 so i can finaly say i have the 2best consoles around. The wii can kiss my a$$

edit: @ chefjeon im not lying. heres the link http://www.gamestation.co.u...

ChefDejon3841d ago

thats too good of a deal

Tomdc3841d ago

im surprised by this, I didn't think the second in a shooter series would draw in that many new customers who hadn't played the original. I suppose its possible they have at a mates house or watever, or maybe the sales increase is due to some other random factor.

jackdoe3841d ago

I got one as well for Gears of War 2. Paying for Live was a turn off, but that Storage Upgrade program with the three months of live free card sealed the deal. Going to look good next to my PS3 and Wii.

gaffyh3841d ago

Woah that is an awesome deal, but where does it say 2 controllers and a headset?

Also it doesn't tell you whether they also give 2 play and charge kits, if not those will cost ~£20 each (I can't remember how much they were exactly)

Diamondwolf3840d ago

Rhood022: "Umm..everyone posting does know this is 360 numbers from India right?

It's NOT global numbers. "

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panasonic233841d ago

gears of war 2 is so awesome

Silogon3841d ago

Really? I beat it, put it up didn't play it for a few days... went back to it and it was the exact same game I put away days before. I beat LBP, put it up... went back to it a few days later and it was a completley different experience. Strange...

karlostomy3840d ago

so ... uh... it wasn't a 2d platform game anymore the second time you played it?

tomfoolery3840d ago (Edited 3840d ago )

you're the man.

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karlostomy3839d ago

It's sad to see isn't it.

anyway. thanks for the bubble. back atcha.

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DA_SHREDDER3841d ago

Its a good marketing scheme even though its not true. Everyone is buying a 360 because its the holiday season. Not because of Gears 2. There are like 30 games out right now to really have one outshine the rest.

thenickel3841d ago

So my three friends that got one for Gears 2 didn't get it for Gears 2? Sure there's some hype involved but the game is actually that good and selling consoles.

kewlkat0073841d ago

it only sold well because of the lack of games out for the xbox 360.

Now I see what your saying and knowing Gears of war 2 will be 2 million+ come December. Now with so many choices out there(great selection of games) from sports, shooters, platformers, RPG/JRPGs, Gears of war 2 is surprising me with the sales and it's only been like 2 weeks. It should because it's a sequel to a blockbuster but again like you said with so many choices.

If that isn't a testament to the now, a strong franchise then I don't know..I know plenty who bought a 360 for this game.

There won't be any game that sells more this Holiday, though there are some great games out. This is the biggest ticket this holiday and EPIC knows that.

DA_SHREDDER3841d ago (Edited 3841d ago )

So your friend bought a system, for a game he never played cause its that good? Okay, I can tell your still in high school.. Also,, Sure Gears 2 is selling well. It is part 2 ya know, 6 million bought the first one,, so im sure that at least a fraction of that would buy part 2. Just look at COD5. Its being looked as an inferior version of part 4. Yet the sales of the game is doing better then part 4 did last year. So if you wanna through figures around, at least have some knowledge of what your talking about.

Also,, I have gears 2 , and I love it. Im not disrespecting the game one bit. I was just saying that sales went up because of the holidays. Almost everyone who bought part one is buying this game. I for one think sales are doing rather bad for the system considering their are over 21 million people who own a 360. only 5 percent bought gears 2 in a week. Metal Gear Solid 4 had a higher attach rate. So sit down young man. Grow some hair on your [email protected] before you think you can talk some common sense to me.

@ KoolKat. COD4 already beat Gears 2 in sales this week. Shows how much you know.

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kewlkat0073841d ago

doesn't make any sense....obviously the multi-platform title has the potential to sell to a much bigger user-base.

COD5 - roughly 36 million potential sales(Xbox 360/PS3)
Gears of war 2 - about 22 million potential sales(Xbox 360)

Maybe I should of put "Console Exclusive Gears of War 2" but then again my mistake.

Now a Console Exclusive keeping up with a multi-platform in sales is a developers dream.

JeffGUNZ3841d ago

Why do you think they release all the best "Blockbuster" title games in November? It is because it is around the holidays and more people will purchase them. You know how many people will pick up a 360 on Black Friday? I am positive they will have great packages or bundles for the 360 and you know what game every mother or father is going to pick up after just purchasing a 360? Gears of War 2. If not, i guarentee it will be another Fall release. It is marketing stragety to release games you think are going to do well, because this is the time most people are buying them.

IdleLeeSiuLung3841d ago

Let's be fair here. There weren't too many quality games on the PS3 when MGS4 came out (akin to the GeoW 1 came out on 360). It is arguable the year biggest game on PS3 so it is expected to sell a lot. Many people bought a PS3 just to play this game. MGS series has a long history and a lot of followers. My brother bought the PS3 just for MGS4.

Sales has now fizzled though....

Bladestar3840d ago

@DA_SHREDDER, "So your friend bought a system, for a game he never played cause its that good? ".. ohh the irony! Many PS3 fans bough a PS3 to play Metal Gear and Kill Zone 2 regardless of the fact that they didn't have much to play and had to wait up to 2-3 years for the game to come out. and you are complaining about someone buying a 360 for a game? loL!

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