Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 7:47 AM by Guest
So there’s no doubt that Gears of War 3 was a highly anticipated game for this year, what with 1.29 million gamers from around 145 countries in the world testing out the beta and also it getting 1 million pre-orders in quicker than other Xbox 360 exclusive games like Halo 3 and Halo Reach.
Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski this past summer, had only hoped the game would reach 6 million sales in it’s lifetime. Not too bad for a game that’s only been out a week and it’s halfway there. Too add to this, Microsoft (as well as giving out the up to date figure on sales) said that the series as a whole has taken in over $1 billion overall.
Gears of War 3 is looking to stretch out a little further in November with 4 expansion packs planned. Thankfully the nice guys at Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games have given us a nice little treat. Buy all the expansion packs seperately, that will cost in the region of around $45 in Microsoft Points, however, buying the ’Season Pass’ which pre-orders all upcoming expansion packs for $30 and you can get yourself a lovely exclusive liquid metal weapon set!
Check back to Zero1Gaming.com for a Gears of War 3 review by Hannah Jones in the next couple of weeks and as always, happy gaming.
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