If you were nervous that Gears of War 3 wouldn’t get the attention it deserves, you can stop worrying right now. In just its first week at retail, Gears of War 3 has already passed the three million copies sold mark, placing it as the top-grossing game of 2011 thus far. This sales milestone also places the Gears of War franchise amongst esteemed company as one of few franchises in gaming history to surpass the billion dollar lifetime sales mark.
“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 holiday in Xbox history with a bang last week, setting the standard for the kinds of amazing, action-packed experiences gamers should expect on Xbox 360 this year.”
With Gears of War 3 officially out the door and performing well, it’s now time to move on to downloadable content for the title. There is a bunch planned, at least four packs that we know of, some of which will include story-driven content. Remember, you can pick up the Gears 3 Season Pass to lock yourself into all future DLC for a discounted rate.
To wrap up, big congratulations are in order for Epic Games, who delivered a stunning conclusion to the Gears of War trilogy. Honestly, Gears of War 3 is deserving of all the critical praise and commercial success it’s receiving. Epic Games really delivered one hell of a finale with this title.