Ubisoft may be tooting its own horn for hitting the million-sale mark within three weeks of launching Far Cry 2, but Epic Games has a much more impressive figure to share with us. Not only their Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War 2 sold over 2 million units within its first weekend of release, it also had a major impact on Xbox Live with 1.5 million people playing online over the weekend.
Assuming all copies were the standard edition that's a minimum of $120 million in sales in three days. Impressive, indeed, but not enough to match other major releases such as Halo 3 – another Xbox 360 exclusive – which moved nearly 2.5 million copies on day one totaling more than $170 million in sales, and the multi-platform GTA IV which sold 3.6 million copies and raked in $310 million in the same timeframe. Anyway, it’s good to see all these great games being released lately.