Gears of War 3 is "biggest platform exclusive" of 2011 - Microsoft

OXM UK: "Gears of War 3 is the 'biggest platform exclusive franchise on any platform this year', according to Microsoft's corporate vice president Phil Spencer."

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Ikram2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Uncharted 3 says hello.

Zir02664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Wow you are really comparing Uncharted to Gears, thats just sad.

Gears 3 first week sales will be more than Uncharted's year end sales.

At least you see sense, Gears it just more popular.

Even with the leak Gears will still outsell Uncharted by a massive margin. In fact by year end Gear will likely be at 4/5ml while Uncharted will be struggling to reach 2ml, unless Sony bundles it with every PS3 like they do with all their games to artificially boost sales....

Nitrowolf22664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Yeah not surprise to see that coming from you at all, but it's probably the truth. When it comes to sales (Which is what MS always means)then i don't think Uncharted 3 will win that area. Don't get me wrong Uncharted 3 should sell great, but Gears of War been selling like crazy (Day one crazy) every release after the first game.

Ikram2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Gears of War 3 may flop in sales with the leak.

Uncharted 3, however, has not and won't be leaked so troll properly next time.

NYC_Gamer2664d ago


are you saying uncharted 3 wont get leaked online around release date?

Fanbot2664d ago



C'Mooooooooonnnnn SHUT UP!

Dragun6192664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Sorta obvious that Gears 3 will probably sell better than Uncharted 3 considering it's the only Xbox 360 Exclusive for Fall/Winter to look forward to.

But in terms of what will deliver like graphics, SP, etc, I think Uncharted 3 will take the cake. Either way, looking forward to buying both.

Nitrowolf22664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )


what a stupid thing to say. Leaked version will almost have 0 effect on final sales. People who are downloading the leak are the same ones who would have pirated it in the first place. Same people who did it for 1 and same ones for 2.

TheFact0032664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Lol wut? I don't recall a bundle for R2, KZ2, LBP, Motorstorm, Socom, Uncharted 2 until much later, and I don't even think there was one for GT5 but I do recall one for Halo, Forza, and all of the Gears, which is pretty much (not all, but 89%) all of the exclusive games Microsoft has to offer no obviously it will sell more when Xbox owners only have an option between CoD, Gears, and Halo, while PS3 has CoD, KZ series, Resistance series, MAG, Uncharted series, and SOCOM series. (that is until BF3 comes out) so shut your mouth.


when you go nearly a whole year without any exclusives its not hard to see why 360 fans will be camping outside game stores for gears3

sdtarm2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

will be struggling to reach 2 ml? yah sure go back to the hole you came from,

gamingdroid2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

What Uncharted do in sales is irrelevant to me. Uncharted is nothing like Gears.... NOTHING! It's a well respected game, let's move on.

All I know is Gears is my most anticipated game this year, and if the beta is anything to go by, will be the most played by me. It's one of the few games I feel, I have to have it day-one!

captain-obvious2664d ago

Gears is the only game they got for a long time we all know that
but at the same time both PS3 and PC have GREAT games coming up

so dont you forget that MS

user83971442664d ago

Trust me Gears 3 will not sell as much as it did before. Why? Call of Duty. Most of the gears fans and halo fans are in call of duty now.

drosera12664d ago

With that type of "thinking", a Big Mac burger must be the best food on earth, due to it's sales.

pixelsword2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

@ Ziro:

I like both games and both games are day-one buys if you have common sense, but it's clear that Gears will sell more because there's not many exclusive games to play on the 360, and exclusive games often will showcase the platform it's built for.

YodaCracker2663d ago (Edited 2663d ago )

@drosera1: "With that type of "thinking", a Big Mac burger must be the best food on earth, due to it's sales."

Who's talking about which is the "best" game? There's no way to know that until both games are out. This article is saying one is the "biggest" game, and the biggest game is the one that sells the most. Or maybe you could look at it by how much content the game has, but Gears would also win in that respect with a lengthy campaign, 4 player co-op campaign, plenty of multiplayer modes, Horde mode, Beast mode, and so on.

SilentNegotiator2663d ago (Edited 2663d ago )

Well, more people will generally make the same choice when it's their only one. Meanwhile on a specific competing console, there is a massive load of choices...

Meanwhile, "certain" people will pretend like 1.6 million sold copies of a game is bad, this PS3s exclusive's sales are bad, that ps3 game's sales are bad, etc, etc, etc. Looking at the small picture is the "intellect" version of putting your fingers in your ears and saying "BLA LALALALA BLAH BLAH I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!"

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The Meerkat2664d ago

And immediately gets beaten to death with its own arms.

GhostRiderX2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Why does Uncharted have to get mentioned in every Gears 3 article?

Uncharted this Uncharted that - its a great gams and I love UC 2 but you dont hear me screaming UC in every Gears article.

Edit @below: Both are great games but over the weekend Gears 3 leaked article took over N4G and I only saw about 2 comment that said that Gears 3 looks like a contender for GOTY. Every thing else was Gears looks ok but UC looks much better or has better gameplay.

I have also been in UC3 beta articles and have yet to see a post with some one screaming Gear3.

I dont know why it bothers me so much and might be that 360 owners get alot of [email protected] N4G about not having exclusives and now they have to deal with seeing UC comments on every Gears 3 article.

shayol33t2664d ago

Why do you think it got mentioned? The title is BIGGEST PLATFORM EXCLUSIVE. So of course both platforms are going to start raining down pre-emptive GOTY's

TekoIie2664d ago

There sort of the 3rd person "rivals" for ps3 and xbox. Just like KZ3 and halo, people will compare the 2 to see which is better and then see which console has the better games of that genre so tbh its a combination of fanboy's and competitiveness which i personally like as long as it doesnt get too out of control like B3 vs COD is atm.

4D2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Every negative comment about Gears or positive comment about Uncharted comes from some PS3 owner who still feels the need to defend their choice of console purchase.

1.) They waited a year after the 360 launched.
2.) Paid $600.00 for basically the same graphics as a $400.00 console.
3.) Got stuck with horrible game selection for the first year.
4.) Waited and are still waiting for PSN to catch up to XBL.
5.) Got online network hacked and taken down for almost a month.
6.) Got some glow in the dark dildo looking rip off of a Wii controller that isn;t selling well and has limited support.
7.) Had to wait for standard features like force feedback to be added to their controller and pay extra for it because of some gimmicky 6-Axis control that isn't even used anymore.
8.) Get inferior ports of multi platform games.
9.) Still believe they are getting games running in 1080P, 120FPS, with dual HDMI ports.
10.) Keep losing features such as backwards compatability, USB ports, LED's, etc... Every time a new version of the console comes out.
Bottom Line... Their console is still in last place when it comes to hardware sales. Their 1st party exclusives don't sell very well and have to be bundled just to inflate hardware/software sales numbers.

On topic: This article speaks the truth. Gears of War 3 will be the top console exclusive game this year. The review scores, user feedback, and sales will all confirm this. Haters be damned...

Sprudling2664d ago


Almost all your points are about the past, and those that aren't are either stupid or biased.

On topic: What does "biggest" game even mean? If it's sales it might be the biggest, but then I must ask two things:
- Who we care about sales? (Rhetorical)
- What other exclusives can 360 owners buy this fall?

Darkseeker2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )


Throwing around old, useless or false facts won't change the fact that you're only getting this exclusive for this year because Microsoft abandonned quality for Kinect.

GigaGaia2664d ago


1.) So? Probably most of the 360 in that year broke anyway.

2.) Not basicly the same graphics, the 600$ console is far more powerful then the 400$ one.

3.) The 360 also had a horrible selection for the first year, so did the wii.

4.) PSN is basicly the same as XBL, except you fools actually pay, we don't.

5.) We got free stuff out of it, while Microsoft wouldn't have given you anything and would have made you pay fir the lost time.

5.2.) A few years back, you also lost XBL for 2 weeks.

6.) You got Kinect, which is completely worthless and which is the reason you're only getting one exclusive this year.

7.) You guys don't even have force feedback on your controller. Also, I'd rather use sisaxis, vibration on dualshock 3 is annoying and the controller is heavier.

8.) Multi platform games are the same on both consoles. You're just making excuses up because the PS3 has better exclusives than the 360.

9.) Except that we are. If anyone isn't getting any 1080p stuff, it's the 360. Would you seriously think there is enough space on a dual layer dvd to fit a 1080p game? There is barely enough space there to fit 720p, so most of your stuff is just upscaled to 720p or 1080p.

10.) All we lost is backward compatibility and otherOS feature (which was completely useless to most people). Your exclusive are also bundled with the 360 to inflate sales.

Adding my own points:

11.) You guys don't even have useful features like Wifi. They need to sell accesories at a ridiculously expensive price to add them.

12.) Like I said in 2. not only the ps3 is vastly superior to the 360, it has a bad video card, so it beats the 360 on mostly the cpu alone.

13.) We have better looking exclusives that wouldn't be possible on 360 unless everything was downgraded. We also have more choices of games while all you have is FPS and sports.

See it's easy to bash the competition, especially when most of the stuff you said isn't true or irrelevant.

KING_KAI2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

if its far more powerfull then were is the gigantic differance. i do see some differance in lighting ala kz2 and 3 but i see good textures in xbox games ala alan wke gears 3. theres no huge differance when you take off those rose coloured glasses.

true xbox live was down for 2 weeks because of high demand. psn was down because its defences were not up to scratch.

xbox game pad does have vibration and the right amount of weight. screen resolution have nothing to do with game size.

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NanoSoldier2664d ago

Honestly, Uncharted 3 will be a very good game. Just like Uncharted 2 was. But we are talking about Gears of War 3. I feel a ultra Blockbuster incoming when Gears 3 gets released. I mean, look up a few videos. Isn't that some of the most insane sh!t ever made? Damn, Gears is the very reason I have a 360. Can't wait

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KonaBro2664d ago

with a Gears 3 avatar. Hmmm. I'm going to buy both only to finish the Gears story but that's about it. UC3 will get the majority of my time.

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Anon19742663d ago

I agree. Nothing against Uncharted 3. Love that freakn series - but Gears of Wars 3 will be the best selling exclusive this year. Americans love their ultra-violence, their first person shooters and their action games. The majority of 360's are US owned. Gears is their game. Compared to the PS3, the PS3 has a much more varied fanbase and even though Uncharted 3 will sell well, PS3 owners are a bit more varied in their tastes to do Gears type sales on any one particular game (with the exception of Gran Turismo).

I wouldn't be surprised to see Uncharted 3 hit 5 million, but I think Gears will do 6.

Can't wait for both of these!

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kingdoms2664d ago

UC3 days hi? What the Hell are you talking about? You're delusional.

death2smoochie2664d ago

Uncharted is amazing but sales wise, Gears 3 will outsell it.
Especially when you consider the sheer amount of money advertising EPIC and MS will pump into this compared to what Sony will do for Uncharted 3.
Also Gears 3 will be MS only real exclusive released in 2011.
Its no surprise that Gears 3 will outsell Uncharted 3 easy.
Now quality is another matter altogether....

palaeomerus2664d ago

" Uncharted 3 says hello."

Yeah, but it says it about 2 million units too quiet to be heard over Unreal 3.

Jaces2663d ago

Well when you've have a pretty dry year with exclusives then it's not hard to believe.

I will be picking this up along with everyone else. :D

Lazy_Sunday2663d ago (Edited 2663d ago )

I don't care about what someone has to say about their own exclusive. They never said it'd be the best of the year, anyway. I have an idea for how the award show for this year will go:

Best Action/Adventure Game: Uncharted 3
Best RPG: Skyrim
Best FPS: Battlefield 3
Most Successful Game: CoD
Best TPS: Gears of War 3
Best HD Remake: Halo:CE HD
Best Sci-Fi Shooter: Resistance 3
Best Story Game: LA Noire or UC3
Biggest Disappointment: Duke Nukem Forever
Best Exclusive: Uncharted 3
Most Successful Exclusive: Gears 3
Best GOTY? Probably Skyrim, if not UC3 or BF3.
It will be Uncharted 3 because it is better, not because it does better in sales. Gears is Gears. Uncharted is Uncharted. And Uncharted has proven to be a better single player experience. Most people who play Gears won't play for the multiplayer since they have MW3. Not comparing the two. Just saying.

whoatemycuponoodles2663d ago

Forget about spikes video game awards we got lazy sunday handing out the awards already.

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units2664d ago

stating the obvious microsoft

Hands Up For Games2664d ago

Gears 3. Uncharted 3. Resistance 3. Forza 4.

4 great games but Gerars is easily the 'Biggest' console exclusive in 2011.

Personally, I cant wait to play all 4 plus Skyrim, Batman, Rage, Saints Row . . . . . Need to get a better paid job!

TekoIie2664d ago

Skyrim is the game im looking forward to the most this year, wasnt an incredibly big fan of oblivion but it was a great game and after watching E3 who couldnt not think it looks amazing

SpoonyRedMage2664d ago

Mario Kart DS sold about 20 million, Mario Kart Wii is on its way to 30 million.... Mario Kart 3DS releases this year.

I'm just going to say I disagree.

leahcim2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

here there is an adults war man..

dont you fell out of the place.....

mario is just for kids

MOTY2664d ago

MS doesn't compete in the handheld market, so obviously they are referring to what the competition is offering.

Also not that the quote states "THIS YEAR". Aside from the foolishness of bring up hand held games, why are you mentioning games that were released prior to 2011?

Prcko2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

Gears of War 3 is "biggest platform exclusive" of 2011 -maybe in terms of sales,not in terms of quality-uncharted 3 is boss here!

NanoSoldier2664d ago

quality? Gears 3 will be a fully loaded game. the beta alone was better than the final multipl. of uncharted 3.

TekoIie2664d ago

Im sorry but comparing a beta to another beta is the dumbest thing i have ever seen. If we think logically i predict Uncharted 3 to be the better overall game and gears 3 to not necessarily have the better MP but definatly be better in the competitive scene.

cobra42664d ago

dude come on. I just got a 360 a handful of months ago and i'm hoping to get through gears 1 and 2 before the 3rd one comes out. But to even suggest the idea that uncharted won't be a powerhouse in terms of quality is blind. Uncharted 2 has won more awards than almost any game ever. So saying "quality?" and "the beta alone was better than the final multipl. of uncharted 3" makes you look like a fanboy. sorry. unless you did in fact play the final game...

Laika2663d ago

most retarded statement i have heard today

MOTY2664d ago

People will determine what is "quality" by voting with their wallets.

palaeomerus2664d ago

Yep. But remember that from a consumer point of view "Quality" is a subjective perception that can be modified through word of mouth from peers, celebrity endorsement, marketing, and synergy with other products on the market.

Still the Uncharted 3 boosters are crying quality because they know damned well that they aren't likely to win in sales to they move to a less objective area like quality. They make silly comparisons that are supposed to show that popular things aren't necessarily best but fail to understand that showing pairs that are not in the same price range is STUPID.

"Big Macs aren't as high quality as a four course meal of filet mignon! "

Yeah. The problem is that a four course meal with filet mignon doesn't cost the same as a big mac and the comparison is irrelevant.

So, a $3.50 sandwich isn't as high quality as a $25+ meal? LOL. Why do people bother to say stuff like that?

If Gears of War 3 is the big Mac then at the same prices Uncharted 3 would be more like a foot long Coney Island dog at Sonic, (or maybe a KFC double down). Both are messy, cheap, large portion 'comfort' fast food items offered at a similar price and with similar availability.

Uncharted 3 is not a four course filet mignon meal because no similar option to that exists in console gaming. Console gaming is all fast food.

The more expensive dedicated games would be stuff more like MMO's that have a subscription fee, or flight sims, or racers that require a good wheel and pedal system, surround sound, and a three pane monitor.

Uncharted 3 and Gears of War 3 are in the same price point and same category. Both are hitting in the fall holiday period. Both are third person shooter type games. Gears 3 is also going to have a couple of months of sales by the time Uncharted 3 comes out.

Uncharted 3 will probably have better animations and arguably better cinematics. It will have more exploring and puzzle-type gameplay.

Gears will probably be a bit more fun to play what with its reloading trick and gruesome finishers and monsters.

Both will be awesome.

Gears will probably sell more if history is any indicator.

That's that.