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ギアーズ オブ ウォー 3

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Epic Games

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Shooter

Release Dates

09/20/11 Microsoft Studios
09/22/18 Microsoft Studios
11/20/11 Microsoft Studios

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Gears of War 3 (X360) > Opinions (174)

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Mr Puggsly posted 03/11/2015, 10:27
Millions more likely own the game digitally. Its been on sale many times and was even a GwG release. I'm gonna revisit the series when it comes X1 BC.
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drake_tolu posted 05/04/2014, 09:43
6 milion, yuppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! :D
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Mentore posted 03/03/2014, 12:45
come on almost 6 million.
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Wright posted 22/01/2014, 03:29
I'm having hard time believing this game didn't pass the 6 million mark. Undertracked.

It surprised me, though, that the best selling GeoW was 2.
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JustThatGamer posted 19/06/2013, 03:35
Actually Gears of War 3 was 100% non-bundled in 2012 and it only had the limited edition bundle in 2011 which would only appeal to Gears of War fans. This game has sold amazingly, especially considering it's never been bundled with a standard 360, I read somewhere that it's massively under-tracked too (I'll have to find a link to that claim).
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CGI-Quality posted 21/04/2013, 09:08
@ Barozi: Well, Gears 3 wasn't 100% non-bundled, but I agree that the comparison is inconsistent.
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Barozi posted 21/04/2013, 07:29
UC2 got a holiday bundle.
Not really a surprise that it outsold a non-bundled game.
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sniper989 posted 15/04/2013, 10:19
uncharted 2 outsold this in 2012.. wow
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Kizmi posted 12/04/2013, 03:22
Well, after all, of course it will do it. It just needs to sell at least 5k per week and that shouldn't be a problem.
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Mr Puggsly posted 11/04/2013, 08:50
@ Kizmi - Hmmmmm.... well it did 110K thus far. Can it do another 170K in about 8 months?

Sure! Why?
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Kizmi posted 09/04/2013, 05:29
What do you think guys? Will it pass 6million in 2013?
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pezus posted 29/03/2013, 02:22
You know what they say about opinions...
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Mr Puggsly posted 22/01/2013, 09:33
@ VGKing - As a shooter Uncharted sucks. But I'll agree UC3 in particular was a great 3rd person game. Not sure why that matters... Oh right, you're a Sony fan. You guys always have to crap on the competition because your beloved Sony is struggling.
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T.Rexington posted 21/01/2013, 03:00
Gears of War 3 was bundled. It was bundled in a collector's edition custom skinned console that was sold at a much higher price than all the other models. So yes it was bundled, but it was done so in a premium package not meant for new customers, but for hardcore fans who wanted more out of Gears of War 3 besides the game.
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pitzy272 posted 16/01/2013, 05:56
@Mr Puggsly

Haha that was a funny response. Yeah, Gears 3 hasnt had a single bundle, right? Can anyone confirm whether that's true? I don't follow enough...

I love U3, but there's no denying that it would be about 500K further from Gears 3 if it wasn't for the holiday 2012 bundling. Well never know whether U3 could've caught Gears on its own without the bundles.

Anyways, Gears and Uncharted are in the same basic class, saleswise; but, Gears still has the definite edge. I'd say its 5.5-6 million selling franchise (Gears) vs. 5-5.5 million selling franchise (Uncharted)
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VGKing posted 15/01/2013, 02:49
Uncharted 3 is closing in! Would that make it the best 3rd person shooter out there?
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Mr Puggsly posted 15/01/2013, 02:19
@ Turkish - If that wasn't a lie, it would be a great argument.
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Turkish posted 14/01/2013, 05:06
@Zane: horrible argument since Gears is one of the most bundled games ever aswel.
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ZaneWane posted 13/01/2013, 12:39
hey wander uncharted 3 needed heavy bundle to reach gears of war sales
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Wander_ posted 13/01/2013, 01:09
Uncharted 3 is comin fa yo homie
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T.Rexington posted 13/11/2012, 10:26
@ Barozi and Tontus http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/11/07/gears-of-war-sales-hit-19-million.aspx

Wouldn't be surprised if 3 made up a chunk of the unaccounted sales here on VG, but then again, the series is also available digitally with the first being on PC even.
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Barozi posted 22/10/2012, 10:09
20k undertracked in Germany: http://www.biu-online.de/de/presse/newsroom/newsroom-detail/datum////biu-sales-award-ausser-konkurrenz-mehr-als-eine-million-verkaufter-fifa-12-datentraeger-auf-der-p.html
(100k total sales)
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tontus posted 21/09/2012, 01:02
I suspect the Gears of War series is heavily under-tracked by Vgchartz, not quite as massively as God of War was proven to be (Vgchartz still needs to fix those games sales) but I doubt the first game hasn't sold over 6 million and that Gears 3 hasn't passed 6 million yet. We'll probably get an official update of the total franchise sales from Epic Games when Gears of War: Judgment releases.
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pitzy272 posted 26/06/2012, 08:44
Sold 8,188 week of June 9-16
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Iveyboi posted 12/06/2012, 07:38
Big sales!
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T.Rexington posted 24/05/2012, 07:47
I have doubts for this year, but then again, you never know with holiday sales.
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ManciuD posted 21/05/2012, 12:17
it will end up having 6 - 6.5 mil copies lifetime(Retail)
digital sales i would say around 300-600K
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Kizmi posted 04/05/2012, 07:00
Is it possible that it would get to 6.00 millions this year? 6.50 - 7.00 millions life time?
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T.Rexington posted 17/04/2012, 06:23
Looks like it still sells around 10,000-20,000 weekly. Solid numbers, I wonder how much it increases with used sales/DLC. I know I bought used and want to get RAMM's Shadow.
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HelloMotto posted 01/04/2012, 03:09
will reach 7M by 2015
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ZaneWane posted 27/03/2012, 11:31
amazing sale considering game was released back in september and not heavy bundled like some other first party just two weeks into launch
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Mr Puggsly posted 26/03/2012, 07:47
@ pezus - Gears has legs. 10 million is unrealistic. But 8 million seems possible. Especially if the next Xbox is backwards compatible.
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PearlJam posted 25/03/2012, 11:46
I always said that Gears 2 sucking so much filthy ass would hurt the sales of Gears 3. I know tons of people that bought the second but wouldn't go near the 3rd game because of how awful Gears 2 was. They also pissed of many of the fans with their stupid ass new weapons that ruined the technically solid multiplayer. Plus Marcus looks like an idiot with his new armor, and Dom looks like a suicidal Sasquatch (Strange Wilderness?)

Still sold very well, but could have done better.
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VGKing posted 25/03/2012, 06:44
@ManciuD you know you edited that Wikipedia page yourself.....
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pezus posted 25/03/2012, 02:58
Which is quite...surprising, I must say, after all the hype and the huge first week. I remember the comments that thought this game could potentially reach 8-10m. Now it just looks like it'll slightly improve over Gears 2.
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T.Rexington posted 25/03/2012, 07:28
Not sure if I'd say the sales are dead, this game seems to keep selling 10,000 to 20,000 units every week. The series has already gone beyond 6 million units individually, so Gears 3 can totally hit a number close to it in 2012 if it keeps up similar numbers along with some generous spikes caused by re-releases with bundled in DLC or really good sales. By mid 2013, Gears of War 3 should be at 6 million units sold in total.
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pezus posted 24/03/2012, 09:25
Uhm yeah...with no citation. No one at Epic or MS has said the sales have reached 6m at least...
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ManciuD posted 18/03/2012, 10:51
as of january 2012 gears of war 3 sold 6 mil copies(wikipedia)
so its must be undertracked or the remain 1 mil copies must have been sold in digital destribution
either way
good sales
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pezus posted 09/03/2012, 01:40
The legs are pretty much dead for such a huge game. Being outsold by Reach now
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T.Rexington posted 04/03/2012, 06:01
Man, 5.2, it's only about a solid million away from being the best selling Gears game on retail yet. Here's hoping it can do it!
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T.Rexington posted 29/02/2012, 05:48
Really loved this one, Epic just found the right balance here. In my opinion, Epic set the standard for sequels and how they evolve.
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_mevildan posted 18/02/2012, 10:06
Well I don't have an X360, but I've been a fan of Epic's since the 1990s so I'm glad to see them having success, even if it's not as much on PC any more.
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postofficebuddy posted 31/01/2012, 01:09
Excellent sales. This should handily beat the first 2 games. But did they overship the limited edition bundles or something? I can still find a few of them in Best Buy even now.
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Mr Puggsly posted 15/01/2012, 07:21
@ enrageorange - Gears 2 was released much closer to the holiday.
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enrageorange posted 12/01/2012, 06:05
by January 3rd Gears 2 was at 4.15mil after 9weeks of sale..
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Kizmi posted 05/01/2012, 09:00
How much gears of war 2 had in the first year?
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Chunkysatsuma posted 31/12/2011, 09:03
Great game - best campaign of the series and brilliantly varied multiplayer - love it :)
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Etanclan4life posted 31/12/2011, 09:00
5 million! beautiful!
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Etanclan4life posted 28/12/2011, 08:49
great holiday boost. I do agree with emme people say this is the best of the series but the campaign was very unoriginal and lacked that gears feeling. The best multiplayer in the series though.
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Emme posted 27/12/2011, 12:48
Good multiplayer, very boring and uninspired co-op campaign.The other two were MUCH better.
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okh-i posted 21/12/2011, 06:01
I've bought my xbox to play GeoW3, but its realy boring.
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okh-i posted 21/12/2011, 06:00
Its boring:(
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Michael-5 posted 15/12/2011, 08:53
Satisfying DLC. Pretty long too. Playing as the Locust if a fun addition, but it's a bit too short. However the story of Jace is pretty interesting.
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dsage01 posted 13/12/2011, 11:19
Hopefull will sell over 5 million by the end of the year
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ylowbstard posted 10/12/2011, 07:37
Thank you Gears 3; if it weren't for your amazing multiplayer, my 360 would have went unused in 2011 :) Still playing the hell out of it!
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CGI-Quality posted 09/12/2011, 07:23
Deserves every single sale!
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Etanclan4life posted 07/12/2011, 03:19
120k sales black friday week, not bad at all.
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NintendoFanDj posted 07/12/2011, 02:48
once but still seem like a good game.
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NintendoFanDj posted 07/12/2011, 02:47
it stop selling
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kleinanzeigen posted 07/12/2011, 12:13
Mario Kart 7
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donsterydo2 posted 05/12/2011, 01:33
Really massive if it reflects the actual sales.
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ironmanDX posted 22/11/2011, 01:01
Geat sales, especially considering MW3, battlefield and all the other releases coming out around this time of year. Expect 5 mil by 2012.
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Etanclan4life posted 22/11/2011, 05:22
Not as big as sales as we previously expected, but none the less we will see a big holiday boost and hopefully breaks the 5 mil mark before 2012.
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Kai Master posted 19/11/2011, 10:44
selling better than GoW1 and 2 at week 8 but GoW2 has a better pace, but GoW3 released on September and GoW2 only in November so Christmas should boost GoW3..
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SilentDogwood posted 18/11/2011, 10:19
Great game, I'm sure once holiday season starts it'll hit 6 million easily
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Dark_Feanor posted 10/11/2011, 10:52
infamous
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Monges79 posted 10/11/2011, 03:46
I don't think it's going to make 6 million by the end of the year. A little disappointing.
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dsage01 posted 09/11/2011, 09:04
Great game great sales
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pezus posted 07/11/2011, 01:27
Holiday legs coming up!
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Jexy posted 04/11/2011, 08:49
It will. The question is... by how much? Can it reach 8 mill? Either way, with the most DLC I've ever seen, they will make a boatload on this game.
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atma998 posted 04/11/2011, 06:46
Nice sales! I wonder if it will outsell Gears 2.
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pezus posted 04/11/2011, 02:11
yup 5m before 2011 ends I'd say. Won't be quite the 'expander' some fans thought though after the very big first week.
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Michael-5 posted 04/11/2011, 11:46
yo_john - maybe not, but 5 million is almost certain. Remember this is the first Gears to release in September, November/December weeks always boost sales.
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nilli posted 04/11/2011, 11:03
Bulletstorm was great but sold like shit because it got pirated to fuck on pc.. Seems like Epic still has not learned.
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D-Joe posted 03/11/2011, 03:53
last time i heard about this is Halo:Reach...never change
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haxxiy posted 03/11/2011, 11:59
Wow. Tell about front load.
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yo_john117 posted 03/11/2011, 08:30
Doesn't look like it will quite do the 6 million that me and many others thought it would do by the end of the year.
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alonsodono posted 02/11/2011, 02:16
LEGS
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pezus posted 01/11/2011, 07:54
@godemperor: Another reason would be that it's a new ip and not many people knew about it. No real multiplayer too
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godemperor posted 01/11/2011, 05:57
@pezus what? Me and my mates loved bulletstorm so much! All the weapons are soo fun! But ill drop it cos its just my opinion vs yours, but it will be interesting to see what gears 3 sales will b elike when december starts.
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pezus posted 01/11/2011, 03:17
@Nilli: Bulletstorm bombed because it's not a very good game like Gears...
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nilli posted 01/11/2011, 09:53
Epic goes console exclusive with gears 2 and say piracy is to blame. Gears 3 sells 4 million in a month only on 360. Epic makes a multiplatform game with bulletstorm and it sells like shit because everybody just pirated it on pc. WHEN WILL YOU LEARN IDIOTS? Abandon pc because you just kill your sales with piracy.
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drakesfortune posted 01/11/2011, 05:07
It's a solid game, but I preferred Gears 2. There was something lacking in the environments this time around.
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NintendoFanDj posted 31/10/2011, 11:43
@toto123456789 it's pretty much that there are only 3.5 million Gears of War fans and the other millions are just gamers who just recently go into it. I knew after most 360 Gears fans have it sales will slow down like the other two did. But reaching 4 million without pre order would had been hard for it.
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toto123456789 posted 31/10/2011, 12:02
in my opinion the drop week on week is pretty huge
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yo_john117 posted 28/10/2011, 06:48
5 Million by the end of the year is pretty much a given.
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tontus posted 27/10/2011, 09:31
@Kai Master, you're not taking into consideration that Gears 1 has been on sale 2 years longer than 2. Gears 2 is tracking ahead of Gears 1 by 400,000 and is still selling fairly well.
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Kai Master posted 27/10/2011, 04:22
better start than GoW2 by +30% but GoW2 had +45% that GoW1 and ended at only +3%...
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Thebrain posted 27/10/2011, 05:01
Should keep selling like Gears 1 the best still but this is a great game much better than 2!
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Chunkysatsuma posted 27/10/2011, 01:30
Its already 1 million ahead of where Gears 2 was at this point, Gears 2 sold just over 6 mill, so good numbers all round :)
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Chunkysatsuma posted 27/10/2011, 01:25
Ok you have to put this in comparison to the "rival game" Resistance 3 came out about a fortnight before Gears and has barely shifted half a million. Gears 3 numbers are brilliant.
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Lyrikalstylez posted 26/10/2011, 09:10
Im thinking a lil over 8 million in life time sales
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MaZZeo90 posted 26/10/2011, 09:07
80k copies last week? That's quited bad. I'm curious if it will reach 5 million until end of the year
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Roar_Of_War posted 26/10/2011, 08:05
I still think there is too much competition this time around for Gears 3 to pick up a lot in the holidays.
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Michael-5 posted 25/10/2011, 04:59
Gears 3 sales will pick up in Novemember. Remember this is the first Gears to be released outside the core holiday season.
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Munkeh111 posted 19/10/2011, 01:50
Nice sales so far, and great game, already on my second playthrough
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vashkey posted 14/10/2011, 08:00
@--OkeyDokey-- Yeah... But you have to consider the fact that Gears 3 has almost already outsold Read Dead Redemption.
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Iveyboi posted 14/10/2011, 06:26
@ spooky...No
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spooky96 posted 14/10/2011, 12:24
Do you think this can beat Pokemon Black/White in USA?
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--OkeyDokey-- posted 14/10/2011, 11:34
Damn, frontloaded! Red Dead sold more than twice as much in its third week, to compare.
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Shipping Total

3,000,000 Units
As of: September 27th, 2011

Opinion (174)

Mr Puggsly posted 03/11/2015, 10:27
Millions more likely own the game digitally. Its been on sale many times and was even a GwG release. I'm gonna revisit the series when it comes X1 BC.
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drake_tolu posted 05/04/2014, 09:43
6 milion, yuppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! :D
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Mentore posted 03/03/2014, 12:45
come on almost 6 million.
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Wright posted 22/01/2014, 03:29
I'm having hard time believing this game didn't pass the 6 million mark. Undertracked.

It surprised me, though, that the best selling GeoW was 2.
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JustThatGamer posted 19/06/2013, 03:35
Actually Gears of War 3 was 100% non-bundled in 2012 and it only had the limited edition bundle in 2011 which would only appeal to Gears of War fans. This game has sold amazingly, especially considering it's never been bundled with a standard 360, I read somewhere that it's massively under-tracked too (I'll have to find a link to that claim).
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CGI-Quality posted 21/04/2013, 09:08
@ Barozi: Well, Gears 3 wasn't 100% non-bundled, but I agree that the comparison is inconsistent.
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