Do you own an Xbox 360? Then chances are you own a copy of Gears of War and you're not alone. Microsoft is reporting that it has sold more than 3 million copies of the squad based shooter on the Xbox 360 in the 10 weeks after its launch.
Furthermore the company has said that gamers have downloaded more than 750,000 downloads of its new multiplayer maps made available online 2 weeks ago.
The news means that the game is the fastest-selling title of 2006 and the fastest-selling original exclusive Xbox game of all time, beating Halo.
There have been more than 1.5 million total downloads of all “Gears of War” content currently available via Marketplace, including the maps, themes and video walkthrough, by gamers who can’t get enough of Delta Squad and the Locust Horde.
“Like blockbuster titles from Microsoft's ‘Halo’ franchise and the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and ‘Zelda’ franchises, ‘Gears of War’ is tracking to be one of the best-selling video games of all time and has established itself as the most successful new IP of the next generation”, said Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of Global Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft Corp.