Gears of Phwoar Sells 2 Million

Fastest selling next-gen game of 2006. Game of the year?

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Is Gears Of War that good? Is it really that good? Most of us in the SPOnG office think so, although there is the odd naysayer.

?It?s clearly a highly polished game,? says Adam-SPOnG, ?although, I almost feel bad in saying it, it?s not as good as everybody is making out though is it? I mean, I?d rather play Zelda??

It is at this point that yet another pointless argument over the relative merits of Wii/Nintendo and 360/Microsoft breaks out. The fact of the matter is that both Gears and Twilight Princess are glorious games. Some of the greatest videogames ever developed, and both will no doubt be appearing somewhere near the top of SPOnG?s Games of 2006 feature.

While critical reception of both games has been laudatory, and despite the wildly differing subjective opinions among SPOnG?s staffers, the one sure-fire, clear-cut way of measuring success is sales. The purists might not like it, but it?s the bottom-line that counts to the publisher, and the news from Epic Games that Gears of War has just cleared two million copies worldwide, making it the fastest-selling next-gen game of 2006 and the fastest-selling exclusive Xbox game of all time is surely an indicator that Gears is a hugely successful game.

It doesn?t end there, with more than one million unique gamers already having taken part in 10 million online gameplay sessions on Gears, unlocking an impressive seven million achievements.

Epic president Michael Capps said, ?We?ve always held high hopes for Gears of War, but we never expected such an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and gamers all over the world?I can't describe how stoked our team is right now. Our fans can absolutely count on Epic to keep delivering new gameplay through Xbox Live."

?Gears of War clearly has won the battle for the title of the must-have game of the year,? said Richard Teversham, Director of Platform & Marketing, Home and Entertainment Division EMEA. ?Its phenomenal success is one of many reasons why Xbox 360 is the ultimate place to get together with friends to play this Christmas.?

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hollywooda 15 Dec 2006 16:29
1/4
this game deserves everything it gets, i've been waiting ages to play a game that is as much instant fun as this game is, the only problem now is every other game i've bought/play since just seem naff...curse u epic!!!
SCiARA 15 Dec 2006 17:27
2/4
gotta admit I?m currently playing COD3 and am really getting pissed off with the s**te ai of the allied forces, lack of cover options, and slow it all seems.

I dunno if its cos COD3 is a crap game (COD2 is better), GOW is so playable or a mixture of the two
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hollywooda 15 Dec 2006 17:48
3/4
i think the guys who done COD3 have done a nice job graphically but Infinity ward who done COD2 done a much better job overall. & if i was in the middle of a f**king battle field being shot at i'd move alot quicker than that c**t does in COD3!!!!!! ahhh why isn't there a f**king dash button or something!!, he just minces along like he's walking the f**king dog!.....
billson 18 Dec 2006 03:18
4/4
gears of war is SOOO good, i love it. i think the cover system and the roadie running add such adrenaline to the game, also thinking of getting call of duty 3 on the wii, heard its good.
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