has hit over 2 million sales in a little over a weekend. I think you can consider that a smashing success and there's probably work already started for the third game. I finished it over the weekend and while it was a bit short, it was fun. I'm working my way through some parts of it again with Chuck on co-op. The end definitely wasn't the frustrating experience as it was in the first one where Dom was pretty much useless. In the second one, he's still pretty much useless but it's not as detrimental to the finish.
One of the biggest entertainment events of the holiday season has arrived. With weekend sales topping 2 million units worldwide, “Gears of War 2” is well on its way to becoming one of the biggest releases of this console generation.
Over 20,000 retail locations opened their doors at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 to celebrate the worldwide release of “Gears of War 2.” After months of anticipation, throngs of eager fans in 20 countries were finally able to get their hands on the Xbox 360 exclusive title.
“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.
“Gears of War 2” is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and is now available exclusively on Xbox 360 with an ERP of $59.99 (U.S.) for the Standard Edition and $69.99 for the Limited Edition. For the latest information, please visit www.gearsofwar.com.