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Gears of War 2 sells 2.1 million units in it’s first night

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The first sales reports are coming in and it looks like Gears of War 2 is doing very well indeed.

The release of Gears of War 2 was pushed back from to the 7th of November due to the US elections and so it’s launch stats were always going to be lower than expected however it didn’t seem to do it to much harm.

According to VGChartz it has already sold 2.1 million units and they are expecting it to increase to 2.5 million before the end of the week with a surge to 3.5 in week 2.

When you think that the original Gears has only sold 5.2 million in total you start to believe that Gears 2 will eclipse that by Christmas this year.

We will be posting more about Gears 2 throughout the day but if you were wondering, yes it is good. Very good indeed.

Source: VGChartz

Last Updated: November 10, 2008

15 Comments

  1. Macethy

    November 10, 2008 at 07:39

    It’s good but definalty nothing like the first one in terms of scope and setting but still amazing.On my second playthrough now on Insane ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. janrik

    November 10, 2008 at 07:54

    I feel that this one totally improves on the first one in every way possible.

    To use CB’s phrase: it is bigger, better and more bad ass.

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  3. koldFU5iON

    November 10, 2008 at 08:58

    So much for exclusives not doing so well eh Lazy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Goose ZA

    November 10, 2008 at 09:18

    Um.. what? I LOVE Gears 1 but number 2 eclipses it in every way.

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  5. Nick

    November 10, 2008 at 09:20

    That was my article actually, and I still maintain that it’s amazing that Fallout 3 sold 4.7 million in its first week considering that Bethesda’s fan base is large but not nearly as large as the one that Epic and the Gears Franchise has. If it was an exclusive it wouldnt have come close to that.

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  6. Macethy

    November 10, 2008 at 09:47

    That’s ture it does but spending most of the game underground really didn’t appeal to me for some reason,it didn’t feel like I was playing Gears of War.But must admit,the story is rather good,got a lump in my throught towards the end of Act 4 when you know what happens ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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  7. Macethy

    November 10, 2008 at 09:48

    That’s ture it does but spending most of the game underground really didn’t appeal to me for some reason,it didn’t feel like I was playing Gears of War.But must admit,the story is rather good,got a lump in my throught towards the end of Act 4 when you know what happens ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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  8. ewie

    November 10, 2008 at 09:48

    no – i think most of those will be sold to
    bethesda’s bread and butter – PC gamers.

    First numbers indicate about 1000 000 console sales in the first week.

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  9. Wes

    November 10, 2008 at 10:50

    Argh… it isnt that bad being underground about 60% of the time plus thats where the locuts and the rest come from

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  10. Jak

    November 10, 2008 at 16:15

    Why do you still use VgChartz

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  11. doobiwan

    November 10, 2008 at 17:15

    It makes for great bait

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  12. ewie

    November 10, 2008 at 18:23

    Because it is a good estimate
    Normally within 10% of chart track and NDP and very close to famtsu.
    It is out weekly.

    Like all the above, it track closely to shipping numbers from manufacturers.

    Yes it got it errors, but where else will you get the same.

    Normally when software makers release numbers it s closely related to gvhartz.

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  13. ewie

    November 10, 2008 at 18:25

    And if you have better sources – please let us know then we can use them as well.

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  14. LazySAGamer

    November 10, 2008 at 21:51

    I still refer to VgChartz because no one has ever shown me any evidence that they are unreliable. However when compared to ‘real’ figures they are nearly always very close.

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  15. ewie

    November 12, 2008 at 11:43

    from a more reliable source – like kotaku which comment
    on report from Microsoft itself.

    http://kotaku.com/5083952/gears-of-war-2-two-million-sold

    gears sold 2 million so they are very near to the predictions on vgchartz.

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