Microsoft and Epic Games today announced that the Xbox 360 exclusive sold more than three million copies worldwide in its first week since release, taking the entire series to one billion dollars in lifetime sales.
In just one week, “Gears 3” has already grossed more than any 2011 video game to date and what’s more, the title now stands as the first Xbox 360 exclusive franchise to eclipse the billion dollar milestone.
“‘Gears of War’ was the first killer app for Xbox 360, and the series has continued to contribute directly to the overall success of the platform ever since,” said Microsoft Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer. “‘Gears of War 3’ kicked off the biggest Christmas period in Xbox history, setting the standard for the kind of amazing, action-packed experiences gamers should expect on Xbox 360 this year.”
We loved the game, giving it our top rating and saying that “the graphics and storytelling are amongst the best seen in a game this year.”
If you haven’t read our review yet then you should check it out here and if you want to add to that Billion dollars earned by the series then you can order a copy of Gears of War 3 here for £38.86, with a limited edition also available, for £57.85.