Gears of War 3 currently the most pre-ordered game in the world

Gears of War 3 pre-orders have topped 800,000 units, making it the most pre-ordered game in the world at the moment.

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Sonyslave32719d ago

Gears of War 3 is going to be the top selling exclusive this year.

vishant1012719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

if this is probably over 1 million units already i think epic will realize their ip is better looked after as a m$ exclusive then if it was a multiplat tittle

edit if epic went to a multiplat publisher then it wouldn't be as cared for look what happened to bullet storm

TheKayle2719d ago

when japanese understand something about videogames? lol..give to them final fantasy and stop lol...this why they dont buy xbox

Rainstorm812719d ago


Gears is a more establish franchise in its third iteration, not to mention one of the best TPS in gaming.

Bulletstorm is a new ip in an over-saturated FPS market, and even then it still wasnt a bad game, just not AAA

DarkTower8052719d ago

It very well could be. The only one who might have something to say about that is Nintendo though. Gears isn't a casual game, and casual games sell the best. 1 new game for Wii is all it takes.

Sony's contender will be Uncharted 3. The series has built quite a following, but still not enough to topple Gears.

gamingdroid2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

I agree, but it does seem like exclusives tend to get a little bit more attention for some odd reason.

Personally, exclusive or not, if it is a good game I will play it!!!

edit @DarkTower805:

Yeah, Uncharted 3 is gonna be a pretty big game for Sony. If the previous game is anything to go by, it is likely to be a very good game indeed.

Rainstorm812719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

Yea the only exclusive that can compete sales wise is U3 and even then...... Gears has that rabid follwing its gonna do 2mil in 2 weeks easy....

The only game sony has had to do those powerhouse numbers this gen is GT5.

I love PS3 exclusives but they dont have the selling power of Gears and Halo...

ScentlessApprentice72718d ago (Edited 2718d ago )

"I love PS3 exclusives but they dont have the selling power of Gears and Halo..."

Well when you have an entire console that primarily sustains itself on two IPs and a userbase of said console whom are primarily interested in those two IPs, it's easy to see why.

What's that old saying? "Two big fish in a big, desolate pond" In such a case it's easy to get noticed, along with all the attention.

captain-obvious2718d ago

you might never know what wii could pull off but yah it may happen

+ if its doing better than MW3 (which i doubt)
thats impressive

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LOGICWINS2719d ago

Unless Pokemon 3DS comes out this fall, yup, ur probably right.

a_squirrel2719d ago

This made me laugh. A lot. Bubbles :D

VampiricDragon2719d ago

theres 10 series in japan that would crush all totals..Pokemon is one.

Etseix2719d ago

a Monster Hunter 4 for NGP at its release, would be my choice :) (NGP will release this year) BUT that wont possibly happen T-T,

led10902718d ago

actually you make a totally valid and completely overlooked point. Bubbles for you mate

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metsgaming2719d ago

unless there is a halo title. But that is a true statement and you shouldnt get disagrees because its a fact and it doesnt matter if it should or shouldnt be the most sold.

Max_Dissatisfaction2719d ago

This is true. Unless of course Halo 4 is announced to release this year

guigsy2718d ago

They would never release a Halo and Gears game in the same year.

versusALL2719d ago

Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Twisted Metal, etc. would disagree

taco_tom2372719d ago

none of those games will come close to outselling gears 3...

thrasherv32719d ago

Resistance 3?lol

That is never gonna happen. Maybe U3 but that's a big maybe. Exclusives don't sell like they do on the 360. Maybe because there aren't as many but that's another topic.

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Dark3602719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

Gears of War 3 is gonna be epic...Hell YEAH

BrianG2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

While those games are all shaping up to be great, they just do not have the same following as a game like Gears of War.

Gears of War started this generation off as a pretty good title, that's what made people come back for more.

Much like the Gran Turismo or Halo series in previous generations.

But games like Uncharted, while great, just have not attracted the same level of sales as Gears.

EDIT: To those saying it would take all three, that is a bit extreme considering Gears of War 2 sold 6 million, and Uncharted 2 nearly sold 5 million on its own. Just saying.

Redgehammer2719d ago

Do you mean cumulatively say hi?

vishant1012719d ago

gears three could outsell all of them put together

Aloren2719d ago

Really ? maybe Uncharted 3 has a small chance of outselling Gears 3 if the MP is as great as it seems. Not going to be easy though.

Seems Highly improbable for R3... and I don't even understand why you mentioned Twisted Metal. This is like Saying Viva Pinata 3 could outsell God of War 4. No matter how great the game is going to be, it's just not in the same league.

Mustang300C20122719d ago

Yes it would probably take a combined sales of all those games to beat Gears sales. I mean think about it. Why isn't Uncharted as much hype(which it deserves IMO) not generating the pre-orders like this? Why didn't GT5 do this?

LOGICWINS2719d ago

RedHemi and Mini are actually right. Gears 3 could very well outsell all of those games.

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Psychonaughty2718d ago

Gears2 sold just over 6m and uc2 sold just over 4 & a half, stop exaggerating. Mind you that's a vgcharts estimate, I suspect Gears2 sold alot more.

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LOGICWINS2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

@Max- Nah, they wouldn't release it a Halo 4 this soon. At best, the only Halo game coming out this year is the Halo 1 remake. They'll probably add in some Kinect support to test the waters and see how consumers like using Kinect along with the 360 controller during gameplay.

A 360/Kinect Bundle with the Halo 1 remake for $300 would be GENIUS by Microsoft if they did it.

VampiricDragon2719d ago

how many did the first 2 sell? And is this just US preorders.

showtimefolks2719d ago

epic has a 3 game deal with MS expect their future games to be on every next gen platform

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yamzilla2718d ago (Edited 2718d ago )

not if diablo 3 launches it won't!!

Expect 7 million sold within 3 months on diablo 3 with a 1 year end tally running into 10 million

DirtyLary2718d ago

No surprise. This and MW3 are all xbox players have to look forward too. The numbers will be huge when everyones buying the same two titles..

baodeus2718d ago (Edited 2718d ago )

yes, then please u guys should go and buy more PS3 exclusives (KZ3 for example) instead of multiplatform games (COD). Why is KZ3 selling less with higher PS3 numbers now then before?

Too many exclusives to get this year? So how are they all doing?

Pyscho_Mantis2718d ago

we have 12 exclusives to buy idiot above me. You have primarily one popular one: gears. Our user base is going to be split between each exclusive but if you total all sales of such exclusives we beat you by a country mile i.e proving that ps3 owners buy more exclusives just different ones.

I think the pre-orders are so high cuz of the beta where you had to pre-order to play (one way)
But by the end of the year I think this will be the third or even fourth best selling game: MW3, BF3, and maybe skyrim or am I being too wishful...

baodeus2718d ago (Edited 2718d ago )


U mean like combine GT5 and MGS4 (2 highest selling games) = Halo 3 (~12mil), UC2/KZ2/KZ3/GoW3 = Halo Reach (~9-10mil)

now i haven't include Gears of War 1 and 2 sell yet (10-12million), not to mention other exclusives sell number yet like Forza 2/3 (~6-8mil), PGR 3/4 (~4-6 mil), Fable2/3 (~6-7mil), JRPG (combines LO, Blue, TOV, etc = ~2-3mil?)), Halo Wars (RTS games = ~2-4mil), ME (~1-2mil), Alan Wake (~1-1.5mil?) and many other games (crackdown, dead rising, viva pinata, Banzoo Kazoie, Kaim, etc....), just go look up on gamefaqs or something.

There can u combine exclusives sell (split all u want) on ps3 and see if you beat it by a mile as u said.

U should really go do some homework before u post something that you don't know.

Talk about ignorance.

U should stick with others saying we play game, not sell numbers, it would make some more sense since quality is quite vague, vary from person to person, and an opinion so no one can say u are wrong. Just don't go into sell numbers.

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BrianG2719d ago

Awesome for Epic Games.

I can't tell you how I felt the first time I saw the original Gears of War tech demo/demo. That gameplay and footage had me so hype for this generation.

Pyscho_Mantis2718d ago

no way lol, just like mw3 these are mp amazing games but dont have a very good sp (plot gameplay etc).GOTY needs to be something remarkable like Skyrim, Batman, or innovative. Gears is sadly more of the same essentially.

ape0072718d ago

gears 3 gonna have a meaty SP, watch the trailer

Nes_Daze2719d ago

Sales wise no, quality wise................

user83971442719d ago

Gears ain't no where close to what it used to be. With games like Call of Duty stealing thunder and players from every franchise there is no way its going to sell like previous games.

Raven_Nomad2719d ago

Definitely deserves to be. The beta just cemented it's spot as a top game. It was the most polished and fun beta I've ever played.

I cannot wait to get the game, Epic has really done right this time out and Gears 3 is the only exclusive this year that I absolutely couldn't do without.

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