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Published on September 29th, 2011 | by Gabriel

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Gears of War 3 Sells 3 Million

Wow, talk about a great turnout. Gears of War 3 has sold 3 million copies since its release on September 20th, 9 days ago. I mean, no one doubted that Gears would do well when it released, but it’s still good news to learn that it did THIS good. In a blog post, Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry Hyrb (Major Nelson) announced:
Following more than 22,000 midnight madness launch events, Microsoft and Epic Games today announced that the Xbox 360 exclusive sold more than three million copies in its first week since release. In just one week, Gears 3 has already grossed more than any 2011 video game to date.
Accounting these sales, the Gears of War franchise has now earned over one billion dollars in lifetime sales. Kudos to Epic and Microsoft.

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