Gears 5 Sets Record for Biggest First-Party Launch on the Xbox One - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2019 / 2,175 Views
Publisher Microsoft and developer The Coalition announced Gears 5 set a new record for the biggest first-party launch on the Xbox One. The game had over three million players in its opening weekend and setting Game Pass records.
"Thanks to the incredible support from our fans, Gears 5 kicked off the Holiday season strong – attracting over three million players in its opening weekend and setting new records for Xbox Game Pass with the biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation," reads the blog post from Aaron Greenberg, Xbox Games Marketing General Manager.
"The performance easily doubled the first week’s debut of Gears of War 4 and made Gears 5 the most-played Xbox Game Studios title in its first week since 2012’s Halo 4. First week performance includes the four-day early access period beginning Friday, September 6, which was exclusive to Gears 5 Ultimate Edition and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. On the PC, Gears 5 has nearly tripled the performance of its predecessor, becoming the biggest-ever launch for Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Game Studios’ best-ever debut on Steam."
Gears 5 is available now on the Xbox One and Windows PC.
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