Americas Preorders Chart, 5 July 2011 - Gears 3, Modern Warfare 3 Lead

Gears of War 3 (X360) is at the top as its pre-orders are equivalent to the number two through number five most pre-ordered games. The game adds 68,000 pre-orders down from 84,000 the previous week. The game currently sits at 1.07 million pre-orders. The game is 12 weeks away from launch, on September 20 in America and EMEAA and September 22 in Japan. Gears of War 3 continues to add more pre-orders than Halo: Reach during the same week.

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newleaf2661d ago

Very impressive numbers, and this is just the US, over a million sales even before release, that is impressive

xPhearR3dx2661d ago

I believe Halo Reach had a little over 2 million in the US alone right before it launched. It will be interesting to see if Gears 3 can pass it. After playing the beta, I'm willing to bet it will, such a great game.

Inside_out2661d ago

...the last Gears game came out in 2008 and did well selling 6+ million...BUT...the 360 has sold a lot of consoles in that time so one would expect an increase in the sales.

Halo Reach came out in Sept 2010 and last I heard, which was months ago, was at 8-9 million mark so it is feasible that Gears 3 with the beta and new updates could reach those lofty numbers. Halo 3 sold 13+ million and I don't think another exclusive will reach those numbers this gen but Gears might get close.

Does it matter at this point. NOBODY is going to out sell MW3 and it's crazy to me that Sony is willing to put Uncharted in the line of fire this November. They should move it to Late December, like GT to give it a little breathing room.

DirtyLary2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Just rename it to the COD360, pretty much what's keeping it sales up.

LOGICWINS2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Jesus! Gears 3 has more pre-orders than both the 360 and PS3 versions of MW3 combined. Musta been one hell of a beta.

EDIT: Is anyone else surprised that Future Soldier has more pre-orders than Uncharted 3? Future Soldier looks great, but I didn't think it had that much hype behind it.

Btw, I believe that people should have the right to buy what they like..but how do people think that buying Madden every year makes sense? Its just a few minor additions each year.

dragonelite2661d ago

See it like buying cod games.
All they want to play is madden and that is it kinda like fifa games. They buy their series each year and buy a couple of other games not like some that buy a game every week/month.

spacedelete2661d ago

lol Madden 12 beats uncharted 3 in preorders. didn't ecxpect dat.

chidori6662661d ago

its because ps3 fans don't buy exclusive games.

Vega752661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Looks like ps3 owners want CoD and BF3 more than they want uncharted 3. Guess this is the reason why there was an article about KZ3 not selling well. Because they are buy multiplats over exclusives

ilikegam3s2661d ago

And yet they boast that exclusives is the way to go.

Anyway... SOOOO keeeeeeeen for gears 3, MW3 and BF3 woooootttt mean year this year :D

Other ones are: Skyrim, Halo:CE, Ghost Recon and Witcher 2. (These are the ones that I can think of atm)

IQUITN4G2661d ago

This is good to see of Gears, easily one of the best franchises, and it's looking exceptionally pretty this time too- though Gears 1,2 were hardly bad lookers to start with

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