More than 3 million copies of Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War 2 have now been sold.

That's according to Mark Rein, the vice president of Epic Games. He told Eurogamer, "Microsoft confirmed to me this afternoon that Gears of War 2 sell-through surpassed 3 million units as of last week."

The original Gears, released in November 2006, was also a huge hit - but it was 10 weeks before sales reached the 3 million mark.

Gears of War 2 was released on 7th November, so it's taken just a month for the sequel to hit the same target. The news isn't altogether surprising when you consider that 2 million copies of the game were sold during the opening weekend alone.

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