Gears of War 2 sales hit 3 million mark

Sequel selling faster than the original.

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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (27)

About the author

Ellie Gibson

Ellie Gibson

Contributor  |  elliegibson

Ellie spent nearly a decade working at Eurogamer, specialising in hard-hitting executive interviews and nob jokes. These days she does a comedy show and podcast. She pops back now and again to write the odd article and steal our biscuits.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Metroid Dread amiibo delayed in Europe

"Due to unforeseen shipping delays."

Feature | Becoming the Dark Soul

From the archive: Rich Stanton goes in pursuit of the game's crowning achievement.

New Deathloop patch takes initial pass at tackling stuttering on PC

Arkane also investigating "separate, but related issue".

Comments (27)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch