Gears of War surpasses 2 million sales worldwide

What’s the Fastest-Selling Next-Generation Console Game of 2006? What’s the Fastest-Selling Exclusive Xbox Game of All Time? As of now, it’s this game right here:

Gears of War

Gears of War… worldwide, more than 2 million copies have been sold – an amazing feat for a game that’s only been in the market for about six weeks. So what’s the best way to celebrate something this momentous? With a press release of course (what – you were expecting fireworks and free downloads?).

  • Gears of War clearly has won the battle for the title of the must-have game of the year,” said Richard Teversham, Director of Platform and Marketing, Home and Entertainment Division EMEA.
  • “We’ve always held high hopes for Gears of War, but we never expected such an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and gamers all over the world,” said Michael Capps, president of Epic Games. “Our fans can absolutely count on Epic to keep delivering new gameplay through Xbox Live.”

The press release also said that Gears of War is quite big on Xbox Live too. There are more than 1 million unique gamers in about 10 million online gameplay sessions unlocking 7 million achievements. “Paid registrations per day have skyrocketed more than 50 percent since the game’s launch,” said the press release. Amazing.

Remember when we told you about how Microsoft wanted Gears of War to boost Xbox Live activity? Well, it’s doing it. The press release said that “on top of being the No. 1 title on Xbox Live, Gears of War has driven new members to the network.”

What’s the Fastest-Selling Next-Generation Console Game of 2006? What’s the Fastest-Selling Exclusive Xbox Game of All Time? As of now, it’s this game right here:

Gears of War

Gears of War… worldwide, more than 2 million copies have been sold – an amazing feat for a game that’s only been in the market for about six weeks. So what’s the best way to celebrate something this momentous? With a press release of course (what – you were expecting fireworks and free downloads?).

  • Gears of War clearly has won the battle for the title of the must-have game of the year,” said Richard Teversham, Director of Platform and Marketing, Home and Entertainment Division EMEA.
  • “We’ve always held high hopes for Gears of War, but we never expected such an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and gamers all over the world,” said Michael Capps, president of Epic Games. “Our fans can absolutely count on Epic to keep delivering new gameplay through Xbox Live.”

The press release also said that Gears of War is quite big on Xbox Live too. There are more than 1 million unique gamers in about 10 million online gameplay sessions unlocking 7 million achievements. “Paid registrations per day have skyrocketed more than 50 percent since the game’s launch,” said the press release. Amazing.

Remember when we told you about how Microsoft wanted Gears of War to boost Xbox Live activity? Well, it’s doing it. The press release said that “on top of being the No. 1 title on Xbox Live, Gears of War has driven new members to the network.”

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