Gears of War 3 has sold over three million copies Microsoft announced early last week. These incredible sales figures, as they stand, have pushed Gears 3 to be the best selling title of this year!
“In just one week, Gears 3 has already grossed more than any 2011 video game to date,” Xbox Live director Larry Hryb blogged. Microsoft also stated that the Gears series has now seen total earnings of over one billion dollars across the trilogy.
These amazing numbers combined with the huge positive reception the third game received by the media and fans makes me wonder. Will Epic now focus more on creating AAA titles and new IPs over focusing on their engine technology?
I also find myself wondering when the next inevitable instalment of Gears will come around. Much like Halo, I find it hard to believe Microsoft will just let this epic cash cow fade away into memory any time soon…