Wednesday, November 12 2008
Gears of War 2 Sells 2 Million in First Weekend by Craig D at 13:59
Microsoft have today revealed that Gears of War 2 has sold over 2 million copies in it's first weekend on sale. That's a lot of sales value when you consider that the standard edition is £45 with a more expensive limited edition pack also on sale.
"We were so excited to launch 'Gears of War 2’ on the same day all around the world, something virtually unheard of in the games business," said Cliff Bleszinski, design director at Epic Games. "We wanted our fans, no matter where they live, to have a shared experience on day one, and that’s exactly what’s happened."
More than 1.5 million people logged into "Gears of War 2" on Xbox LIVE during the weekend, racking up a total 15 million gameplay hours and helping set a new record for concurrent LIVE players. These players also collectively unlocked more than 19 million Achievements.
"Gears of War 2" provides an epic, adrenaline-fuelled rollercoaster ride that expands upon the original game’s themes of loss, hope and survival. "Gears of War 2" sees COG heroes Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad fighting to save the last cities on Sera from an engulfing Locust threat, while the mission turns personal for Dominic Santiago as he uncovers clues in the search for his missing wife, Maria.
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